Scrum Day Presenter and Topics

Dr. Chuck Suscheck

Dr. Chuck specializes in Agile software development methodologies, and project management. He is one of just six people in the world certified to teach the entire Scrum.org curriculum. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Chuck holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science. He holds multiple certifications, including PST, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Safe Program Consultant (SPC), and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). An educator at heart, he has 30+ published articles, has taught over 2,000 students software development, and is a highly respected conference speaker. Chuck regularly provides local open-enrollment instruction and mentoring for clients of Springhouse Education & Consulting Services.

Session 2 Topic

The Secret to Effective Backlog Refinement

Phrases, such as “split the user stories,” “use the three amigos,” and “refine when necessary,” are often used to describe ways of doing Backlog Refinement. How can you be confident that you are refining most productively? Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is an effective and concrete method of refining the backlog. More than just a way to write automated tests, BDD is a collaboration technique. Discover how BDD can uncover story details through structured examples. Learn how it can be used effectively to refine user stories well before they are sprint planned.

Session 4 Topic

You Can’t Argue with That: Using the Psychology of Influence

Self-directed Agile teams often don’t have hierarchical management. You can’t – and shouldn’t – pressure teams via command and control, making it devilishly difficult to exert any type of influence. Learn about the psychological tools that can influence team members who don’t report to you. Using examples, exercises, and practices of selling Agile concepts, you will learn to apply Dr. Robert Cialdini’s six psychological tools of influence to craft persuasive positions.

Scrum Day Overview

Scrum Day is coming to Greater Philadelphia. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile practitioners are all invited to learn from and engage with certified Scrum experts as they lead a full day of focused discussions on a variety of Scrum topics. The keynote speech will explore the “Future of Work,” and supporting breakout sessions will tackle topics like Evidence-Based Management, Scrum with UX, Fixing Scrum, Scrum with Kanban, Agile Metrics, Effective Backlog Refinement, the Psychology of Influence, and more.

Scrum Day, organized by Springhouse and hosted at The Desmond in Malvern, PA , is a one-day conference for 100 Scrum practitioners in the Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs to learn more about the future of work from Scrum.org leaders and experienced Scrum and Agile experts.

Date + Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Evolve your Agile mindset. Refine you Scrum practice.
Engage in inspired discussions with certified Scrum experts.

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