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Phoenix Scrum User Group next meeting Topic “Scrum in the Real World”

18 Nov 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Infusionsoft
2065 W. Obispo Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
United States of America

Contact Information
Ken Ward
Email Ken Ward,+Gilbert,+AZ%E2%80%8E&sll=33.38444,-111.838932&sspn=0.050885,0.111494&ie=UTF8&ll=33.369531,-111.832495&spn=0.050893,0.111494&z=14


Topic:   “Scrum in the Real World”

We’ll start by doing a *quick* overview of Scrum then create a Product Backlog of Questions from the participants about *real world* issues they are having using Scrum. As a group, we’ll prioritize the Product Backlog and then create a Sprint Backlog to answer these questions. Based on the level of experience and number of participants, this can be done using a variety of methods; we’ll decide that during the Sprint Planning Session. After we are done answering the questions, we’ll have a Sprint Review and then a Retrospective to close the evening. Michael has successfully used this format around the world at different user groups, conferences, and clients. In addition to answering the questions and addressing the issues, this also shows the power of using Scrum to facilitate a meeting about Scrum :) .

Speakers Bio:  Mike Vizdos

Michael Vizdos is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Practitioner currently based in Richmond, Virginia.  He travels internationally to teach both private and public classes.  In addition to mentoring and coaching agile teams on a regular basis, Michael speaks at conferences and maintains a website and blog with free comic strips located a  He has been in the IT industry for over twenty years.  He is co-author of a book on
the Enterprise Unified Process (2005) which addresses working with enterprise teams across an organization.

More information about Michael Vizdos can be found at and he can be contacted anytime at 619-709-1716 or 262-MVIZDOS.  If he does not answer, please leave a message and he will return your call.  If you’d like to contact him via email, please send as much information as possible to  You can also catch him on AOL IM at “MikeV Work” or via skype using “mvizdos” or to follow his daily life (some fun stuff!).