In 2003, Ken Schwaber founded the Scrum Alliance. In 2009, Ken left the Scrum Alliance and started Scrum.org. Why? He did it to improve the profession of software development by introducing Professional Scrum and its focus on delivering value in the form of working software. Professional Scrum is practicing Scrum according to the Scrum Guide while continuously applying Scrum’s values and principles, and continuously pursuing technical excellence. Needless to say, in this session we won't be talking about certified Scrum, mechanical Scrum, zombie Scrum, or flaccid Scrum, ... just Professional Scrum. Whether you already know Scrum, have some specific questions, or just want to see what all this value-delivery buzz is about, this session has something for you. Be sure to bring your challenging questions.
Richard is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams deliver better products by understanding and leveraging Scrum and DevOps. He is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer, Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework. As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools.