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  • Founded in 2002
    Became a 501(c)(6) non-profit in 2008
    Today’s membership is 300,000+
    175 countries represented
    Core members: Software professionals
    Emerging members: Non-software professionals
  • Roadmap above release planning
    Breaking down into detail just in time
    Org SM – ensuring the process runs well/improves, supports PO at top, SMs across projects
    Project level, runs just as per Scrum
    Distributed teams
  • Need to roll up and have a hierarchy
  • Some recurring/repeatable things like Gatherings are really just linear/templated


  • 1. Scrum Inside Scrum Alliance Harvey Wheaton | 25th June 2014
  • 2. Harvey Wheaton • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scrum Alliance • Software development manufacturing, consulting, banking, video games • Astra Zeneca, Cap Gemini, JP Morgan, Electronic Arts, Supermassive Games • Projects large and small; ‘Waterfall’ and Agile • A passion for people and teams achieving extraordinary results 2
  • 3. 3 Scrum Alliance
  • 4. Inside Scrum Alliance • Board of Directors • CEO • Staff of 18, expanding rapidly • Running a sizeable membership organisation • Continuously improving our products and services • Major strategic goal of 500,000 Certified Scrum Professionals (CSP) by the end of 2023 4 Operations Projects Major Initiatives
  • 5. 5 Advocacy EducationCommunity 300,000+ Scrum Alliance Members “Transforming the World of Work” 6,000+ new members per month 2 Global Gatherings per year Major program of certifications Software and non- software
  • 6. Certifications 6 Membership typically starts with entry-level certification
  • 7. 7 Scrum Framework Scrum is simple, but not easy!
  • 8. 8 Scrum Inside Scrum Alliance
  • 9. 9 Organisation Backlog Release Planning PO SM PO SM PO SMPO SM PO SM
  • 10. 10 Epics and Personae
  • 11. 11 Refined…
  • 12. 12 • Business drivers/filters for prioritisation • Agile Values and principles • Applying to non-software • Coaching support as well as training • Organisational level Product Owner and ScrumMaster • Alignment across all functions • Lean start-up thinking • Level of detail and complexity in the organisation Backlog • Support/ operations vs projects • Tools Some of Our Learning
  • 13. Thank you for listening Harvey Wheaton | 25th June 2014