As you start out as a new Scrum Master, you’ll find you have a ton of questions. At the Scrum Mastery: Beyond the Classroom event, you’ll have the unique opportunity to pose your question to industry trailblazers and emerging voices in the agile space during the two Voices of Scrum panel sessions on Oct. 21 and Oct 22, 2020 at 8:10 AM MDT.
The panel’s diverse group of agile thought leaders will discuss hot topics concerning Scrum Masters today. They’ll also address questions submitted by event attendees.
Submit your questions here and they may be featured during one of the two panel sessions or answered in articles in the Scrum Alliance resource library. You can do so anonymously or leave us your contact information so we can follow-up with you directly.
Introducing your Voices of Scrum Panel
Scrum Voices Panel: Day 1
Geoff Watts has been a member of Scrum Alliance since 2004. He has written books for all members of a Scrum team, including Scrum Mastery, Product Mastery and Team Mastery, as well as the award-winning book for coaches The Coach’s Casebook.
Geoff was the first person in Europe to hold both the CST® and Certified Agile Coach (CTC & CEC) certifications.
He spends his time coaching leaders of all kinds in how to transition themselves and their organizations to a more coherent, resilient and empowering culture.
Bonsy Yelsangi is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and an agile coach with 17 years of experience. She has helped organizations and individuals attain agility in industries including media, remote managed services, luxury real estate, aviation, automotive and private wealth management. Throughout her career, she has served as a mentor, coach, facilitator, trainer, and change agent during agile transformations.
Bonsy’s speaking engagements focus on bridging the gap between doing agile and being agile. Her goal is to help others embrace change irrespective of their domain expertise.
Devon charted out his path in the Scrum and agile industry as a knowledgeable and respected Certified Scrum Trainer, who is sought after all over the world for his skills and training methods. A businessman, entrepreneur and innovator, he founded the highly successful training and consulting firm, BeardedEagle.
He began his career as a developer in the trenches of code, and his project career took him through roles as Project Planner, Project Manager and finally to Scrum Master. Devon, “Eagle Eye,” comes to the table with strategic insights seeded from an extensive background in helping companies make the challenging transition to agile development.
Scrum Voices Panel: Day 2
Mike Cohn is the author of three popular agile books: User Stories Applied, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile.
Mike helps companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques in order to build extremely high-performance development organizations.
Mike is a co-founder of the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Kwasi is a solution-focused coach with over 9 years of experience. He started his agile journey as a Scrum Master and has coached teams & individuals in organizations of different sizes and sectors. Kwasi focuses on systems coaching and systems thinking, focusing on a holistic picture rather than parts. Kwasi is a CTC who is Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) trained.
He is currently nearing completion of his Erickson Coaching International Solution Focused coach diploma and also is enrolled in the inaugural InnerMBA program in partnership with SoundsTrue, LinkedIn, Wisdom 2.0 and Mindful NYU.
Michele Sliger has extensive experience in agile software development, having worked in both XP and Scrum teams before becoming a consultant. As a self-described bridge builder, her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility. Along with co-author Stacia Broderick, their book The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility focuses on that topic, helping PMI-trained project managers make the transition.
Michele is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and holds PMP® and PMI-ACP® credentials from the Project Management Institute. If you have a question or would like help with your agile adoption, Michele can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic inviter, “What if” asker, and servant leader Melissa Boggs empowers those she works with to do the next right thing. As Co-CEO/Chief ScrumMaster for Scrum Alliance, she blends creativity and strategy in service to her colleagues and community. She leads with intuition, data, and vulnerability in pursuit of joyful, prosperous, sustainable workplaces for her own organization and the world at large.
Since 2001, Melissa has embraced experiences in leadership, business, and product development. Her experience with applying, consulting, coaching, and training agile values and principles spans domains such as healthcare, public education, e-learning, security software, government agencies, and communication technology.