Workshop: "Certified Scrum Master Class - Gabrielle Benefield"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Thursday 09:00 - Friday 17:00

Location: SAS - Dania


Since 1993 Scrum has been implemented with great success in several thousands of projects all over the world. Companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, Yahoo, Xerox, Primavera, CapitalOne, Federal Reserve Bank and BBC have already adopted Scrum as one of the primary tools for efficiency improvements. Today, there are more than 3000 certified ScrumMasters in the US, Europe and in India.

The agile methodology Scrum supports the philosophy behind Lean Thinking and Lean Software Development. A very important dimension in Scrum is to secure a great level of motivation and commitment between the involved employees and to focus on the management aspects in project organisations.

Scrum - like Lean - has originated from the Toyota factories' processes of efficiency improvements in the production environment. The godfathers of Scrum are Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka.

Attending this tutorial you'll be a certified ScrumMaster.

Attendance conditions:
  • you should have read one of the Scrum books
  • basic understanding of project management
  • formerly involvement in projects that develops or prepares services or products
  • the desire to learn more about scrum; how you use it and how it's implemented in an organisation
  • for all people with the above mentioned experiences - not only for experts

Director of Agile Development Gabrielle Benefield, Yahoo!

Director of Agile Development Gabrielle  Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield is an Agile trainer, coach and digital media technologist. With close to two decades of IT sector experience, working for organizations such as Yahoo!, IBM, CollabNet and PlanetOut.

Gabrielle has been very successful at organizational change, specializing in enterprise level transformation. She currently leads the Agile rollout at Yahoo! inc with over fifty teams using Agile methods worldwide. She is a certified Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master and Practitioner, and holds an MA in Digital Media.