Scrum Day Presenter and Topic

Dave West

Dave’s mission is to help people deliver software just a little bit better. He is the Product Owner and CEO at Working with Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber and the team at, Dave defines the strategy and manages its execution in pursuit of’s undertaking of “improving the profession of software development.” He is a frequent keynote speaker at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports. He has co-authored two books, The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP), and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for Ivar Jacobson International. Then, Dave managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research as Vice President and Research Director. Prior to joining in 2015, he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop, where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture. As a member of the executive management team, he was instrumental in growing the company from a services business into a venture-capital-backed product business with a team of almost 100.

Keynote Topic

The Future of Work: The Impact of Scrum on How the World Works

Over the last 25 years, Scrum has not only changed how people approach their work but also their job titles and career paths. Scrum Masters and Product Owners are now main-stay roles on recruitment websites and LinkedIn career profiles. Sprints, Daily Scrum meetings, and Retrospectives are now part of the normal what-did-you-do-at-work-today conversations. However, most careers continued to be based on an industrial, pre-Agile outlook, with promotion and value connected to managing people and scarcity of knowledge. Bonuses are paid to individuals, and reviews are determined by work managers. How do we marry these two worlds? What is the future of work? Dave will take a deep-dive into the long-term impact of Scrum. He will explore what future-looking organizations are doing to create the right environment for Scrum and Agile practices to be successful.

Session 3 Topic

What I have Learned as Product Owner of – My Story of Practical Product Ownership

Get the ultimate inside scoop from the Product Owner of How does the Scrum? What lessons have been learned during a sprint? Hear how applies the Agile methods it prescribes to its business practices and product goals.

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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