The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
Ok, folks, you didn't really believe that headline did you? We're not professional wrestlers, we're software professionals, right? We all know that Kanban and Scrum are just tools to help us make things better, faster, cheaper, and more enjoyable, right? At the January Agile Denver meeting, rather than take a "Kanban vs. Scrum" approach, we're going to have a very cordial, but vibrant and exciting, panel discussion about Kanban and Scrum.
We have assembled an all star panel, all people who have presented to Agile Denver over the last year(see "All Star Panel" below).
We'll aim to point out some similarities and differences between the Kanban and Scrum approaches, as well as show how they can work together symbiotically to improve your team and your organization. There will also be significant audience participation, so get your questions ready and be sure not to miss the January meeting of AgileDenver!
The All Star Panel
Facilitator: Michael Spayd
Michael Spayd is an Agile Coach and Trainer that has been a fan favorite for conferences and training classes around the world for several years. In addition to being a Certified Professional Facilitator, he is currently writing a new book in the Mike Cohn Signature Series entitled _Coaching in the Agile Enterprise_. You can find out more about Michael here.
Kanban Panelist: Todd Sheridan
Todd Sheridan is an Agile Coach with Rally Software in Boulder, CO. He spent his first two years at Rally coaching their engineering group as they transitioned from Scrum to Kanban and the last 7 years as Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach, with a focus on scaling the success of lean and agile teams to the enterprise. You can find out more about Todd here.
Kanban Panelist: Frank Vega
Frank Vega is a practiced Software Development Process Coach (vissinc.com) and Lean Kanban University accredited Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP). He introduces clients to lean-agile principles, the Kanban Method for Software Development, XP-practices, and software architecture/design. You can find out more about Frank here.
Scrum Panelist: Brad Swanson
Brad Swanson is a Senior Agile Coach and Vice President at agile42, The Agile Coaching Company. He has coached many organizations through successful Agile transformations, from huge multinational firms to start-ups. You can find out more about Brad here.
Scrum Panelist: Charles Bradley
Charles Bradley is a Scrum Trainer and the Scrum Coach-in-Chief for ScrumCrazy.com. Charles coaches and trains teams that are new to Scrum or are looking to 'up their game' from a Scrum perspective. Charles holds the following certification credentials: CSM, CSP, PSM I, PSM II, PST. You can find out more about Charles here.