Why participate in Scrumday Portugal 2017?
Since 2005 I have been attending various conferences. One of the big challenges for my was selecting the best with all the great options available.
We all know too well that conferences attendance take time, money, and effort. In 2008 I wondered if we could bring all the keynotes we found most valuable to one conference in Lisbon. Our reasoning was to have access to tailored content for the Portuguese market and be able to get to know the keynotes in order to share and learn.
The first attempts were a bit bumpy. Some conferences were held but much of the desired value was lost because everyone had their own agenda.. ... so do I, we all do... I reflect that this was one of my first learning moments, not understanding how individual motivations can mute the effectiveness and meaning of agile communities.
In following conversations with a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)® we spoke about all Scrumdays happening around the world and instead of talking with the focus on academia we decided to focus on companies?
This shift in focus was a first step along a both that has led to what Scrumday Portugal® is today. Along this journey friendships and relationships have been built. One relationship led to others and so on. We met the people who wanted to share and help not for pay but because of passion and their commitment to the Agile community.
Scrumday Portugal® approach is giving back to the agile community by helping others to do it. So please accept this invitation to get together and laugh about what brought us here today!
This year we will enjoy agile topics with with…… fill in the right names :-)
Thank you all for being part of this Luso-community!
Founder and Chairman Scrumday Portugal