Scrum Day Presenter and Topic

Bennet Vallet

Bennet is an Enterprise Agile Coach and Agile Strategist. He has more than 14 years of experience leading organizational transformation to Agile. His experience covers all facets of Agile transformation, from leadership alignment and creation of self-organizing teams, to Agile role definitions, development practices, and continuous integration. As a Director of Product Development at Siemens Health Services (now Cerner), Bennet spearheaded the successful implementation of Kanban across the enterprise – approximately 40 teams. Bennet continues to lead Enterprise Agile Transformations, where he trains and coaches both the organization’s leadership and development teams, across all levels, in Scrum and Kanban, and Agile at scale. Bennet regularly provides local Scrum coaching and mentoring for Springhouse clients.

Session 1 Topic

Why isn’t Scrum Working? Effective Ways to Fix Common Failures

Can corporate culture can cause your Scrum adoption to fail, and how can you mitigate cultural impacts and succeed? Scrum implementations might fail to achieve success because of anti-patterns that develop within their process. Many of these anti-patterns are symptomatic of the culture and leadership prevalent within the organization. When Scrum and Agile practices conflict with the corporate culture, it is not uncommon for organizations and teams to seek solutions that, in reality, are the opposite, which can lead to dysfunction within the Scrum framework. This presentation will describe how culture and leadership impact Scrum and Agile, and it will provide insight into developing awareness and strategies for overcoming cultural impediments.

Scrum Day Overview

Scrum Day is coming to Greater Philadelphia. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile practitioners are all invited to learn from and engage with certified Scrum experts as they lead a full day of focused discussions on a variety of Scrum topics. The keynote speech will explore the “Future of Work,” and supporting breakout sessions will tackle topics like Evidence-Based Management, Scrum with UX, Fixing Scrum, Scrum with Kanban, Agile Metrics, Effective Backlog Refinement, the Psychology of Influence, and more.

Scrum Day, organized by Springhouse and hosted at The Desmond in Malvern, PA , is a one-day conference for 100 Scrum practitioners in the Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs to learn more about the future of work from leaders and experienced Scrum and Agile experts.

Date + Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Evolve your Agile mindset. Refine you Scrum practice.
Engage in inspired discussions with certified Scrum experts.

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