Introducing Scrum WithStyle
Scrum WithStyle is Australia’s leading Agile and Scrum training provider providing a complete package of training, coaching and consulting services. The company was founded in 2008 by Rowan Bunning - a pioneer of Scrum in Australia who has worked as an agile coach with one of Europe’s leading agile consultancies as well as a wide variety of organisations in Australia.
Scrum WithStyle offers some of Australia’s most experienced agile coaches nationally, able to guide organisations from their first step into an agile environment toward sustained high performance and a lasting agile capability.
Scrum WithStyle’s vision is to be Australia’s leader in amplifying customer effectiveness with the world’s most authoritative and well-proven Agile approaches.
Scrum Australia rocked!
So we did it! Scrum Australia shipped the first ever Scrum conference in Australia and by all accounts it was a roaring success. Australia's first ever Regional Scrum Gathering was held in Sydney on April 10-11.
The surf-themed event was the result of :
- 12+ months of planning, for
- 2 days of gathering, with
- 310 participants,
- 28 speakers, and
- 2,380 servings of food!
We had a fantastic array of diverse speakers including Kenny Rubin and Martin Kearns who led the charge with their inspiring keynote presentations. It was also an honour to have Scrum Alliance M.D. Carol McEwan in attendance and we certainly appreciate all the support that we received from the Scrum Alliance to help make the event a success.
At the start of day 2, a quick show of hands revealed that about 80% of participants had never participated in an Open Space before. This would seem to tally with the reality that most other Agile conferences do not feature anything like an Open Space Technology. This made the passionate discussions and self-organisation that occurred so naturally that morning all the more remarkable. We have received feedback from numerous participants indicating that the Open Space was one of the most valuable elements of the gathering.
Conferences that provide the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your challenges with the best Scrum people Australia has are a rare opportunity. Not so rare that we won't be doing it again however.