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NYC Scrum User Group - March meeting

15 Mar 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Euro RSCG
350 Hudson Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10014
United States of America

Contact Information
Rob Purdie
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Scrum practitioners of New York!

Please join us for the March gathering of the NYC Scrum User Group on Thursday, March 15th at  Euro RSCG!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Place: Euro RSCG, 350 Hudson Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10014


6:00 - 6:30pm - Pizza and networking

6:30 - 8:00pm - Non-developer Scrum teams: how Scrum can improve your operations with Matt Salerno of Cyrus Innovation

Scrum adoption should be promoted throughout the organization, not just on development teams. Using Scrum, an operations team can become adept at estimating their capacity to field requests, committing to those estimates, and communicating them to the rest of the organization. This fosters certainty and confidence in the departments that depend on operations, including development and management, and increases their productivity. In such a way, organization-wide Scrum implementation can form a continuous feedback loop that will ultimately aid in meeting business objectives.

We will discuss the ways in which Scrum is an ideal tool for non-development teams (HR, Operations, Office Management), and how using Scrum throughout an organization can foster greater collaboration between core and support staff, resulting in higher efficiency and productivity for the organization. By exploring the similarities between the impediments faced by operations teams with those faced by development teams, attendees will learn how Scrum can be effectively tailored to manage the request-based workloads typical of operations and support staff. The goal of the presentation is to spread the concept that Scrum is not just for development teams.

Matt Salerno is a ScrumMaster and Operations Manager at Cyrus Innovation, a Soho-based software consulting firm. He has been highly influenced by the organization-wide Agile and Scrum approach at Cyrus, where operations, recruiting, sales and management all use Scrum principles to handle their workloads (in service of their excellent Agile development teams). He attended New York University as an undergrad, and has been a resident of NYC for the past 9 years.

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The NYC Scrum User Group meets on the third Thursday of every month to talk about Scrum, to share experiences, to network, and to provide support for local Scrum practitioners.

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