Wednesday – 13:30-17:00
Convention Ctr - Room 605

47 – Scrum and Agile Process 101

Ken Schwaber

Agile processes are different. They not only increase productivity, they bring focus and pleasure back to systems development. This tutorial explains the underlying theory and practices of all agile processes, and then explains how they are implemented in Scrum. A case study is presented. An exercise is then conducted to give tutorial attendees a feel for the flow, practices, and rules of Scrum. Tutorial attendees are organized into teams that collaborate with the customer to formulate an iteration, self-organize to identify the work in the iteration, report on progress and impediments during the iteration, and present the results of the iteration to the users.

Attendee background

Previous participation in a software development project.


Lecture and exercises.


Ken Schwaber is one of the developers of the Scrum agile process and has extensively used agile processes over the last seven years. Ken is one of the founders of the AgileAlliance and helped setup the AgileAlliance organization. In 2001, Ken co-authored "Agile Software Development with Scrum" with Mike Beedle. With over thirty years of software development, management and consulting experience, Ken is currently working with organizations to develop software with Scrum and a combination of Scrum and Extreme Programming, as well as helping the organizations plan and execute the required change management.