Jens Ostergaard is one of the world’s leading experts in Software Development Management. He was the first person in the world to be qualified as a Certified Scrum Practitioner, and one of the first Scrum trainers. He co-founded the Scrum Foundation with Jeff Sutherland who invented Scrum, and is one of the most sought after experts in the adoption of Scrum worldwide. This year he is giving courses in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Reykjavik and Edinburgh.
Scrum is a global phenomenon in IT, and the cornerstone of the “Agile Revolution” which over the past 15 years has driven a global change in helping IT developments to achieve success. In addition to being used in IT, Scrum has been used to manage the development of a wide range of projects and products in many industries. in 2011 the Icelandic Constitution Assembly used Scrum to develop the latest version of the Constitution of Iceland.
Jens moved from Scandinavia to the Isle of Man several years ago, and lives in Peel when he is not touring the world. This will be his first talk on the Isle of Man, and will be followed up in late May when he will run the first ever Certified Scrum Practitioner training course on the Island.
BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, Isle of Man Section presents: ”The Philosophy of Scrum”, A Talk by Jens Ostergaard, Co-Founder of the Scrum Foundation
Date and Venue:
Wednesday 27th March 6pm at The Forum, 17 – 18 Mount Havelock, Douglas.
The next BCS event is a talk called The Philosophy of Scrum, by software development expert Jens Ostergaard.
Jens is an experienced software consultant who provides training sessions and presentations about Scrum throughout Europe.
The event will take place on Wednesday 27th March at The Forum, 17-18 Mount Havelock, Douglas.
To attend, please book your place at the BCS IOM website: www.bcs.org.im.
Jens Ostergaard is an Agile Development consultant who helps organizations understand the fundamentals of Scrum, he argues that organizations should keep Scrum as pure as possible until they fully understand the mechanisms that drive development forward.
Having more than 20 years of experience as developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations, he has worked with all aspects of software development. Jens has managed several Scrum projects, and became a fully qualified CSM Trainer in 2004. Apart from consulting and training, Jens gives popular presentations about Scrum at conferences and for organizations.
Jens is based in Peel from where he delivers Scrum consulting and training across Europe. He is co-founder of the Scrum Foundation alongside Dr. Jeff Sutherland who created Scrum. Jens was the first Certified Scrum Practitioner in the world and one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis at Linköping University, Sweden, and one year at graduate school, business department, in Madison, Wisconsin.
What is Scrum?
Scrum is a development framework in which cross-functional teams develop products or projects in an iterative, incremental manner. It structures development in cycles of work called Sprints. These iterations are no more than four weeks each (the most common is two weeks), and take place one after the other without pause. The Sprints are timeboxed – they end on a specific date whether the work has been completed or not, and are never extended. Usually Scrum Teams choose one Sprint length and use it for all their Sprints until they improve and can use a shorter cycle. At the beginning of each Sprint, a cross-functional Team (of about seven people) selects items (customer requirements) from a prioritized list. The Team agrees on a collective target of what they believe they can deliver by the end of the Sprint, something that is tangible and will be truly “done”.
Jens will explain the Philosophy of Scrum, which is one of the key methods used in Agile development, how and why it works and when done properly is much more effective than older alternative development methods.
Doors open at 6.00pm, with the event starting at 6.30pm and closing at about 8.00pm.
Please note that there is limited seating at The Forum so it is strongly advised to book your place in advance. The BCS IOM website has the booking details.