Los Angeles Agile Project Leadership Network (LAAPLN) Quarterly Networking Event and Wine/Hor’Dourves Reception. Sponsored by: Rally Software

LAAPLN Chapter’s Quarterly Networking Event and Wine/Hor’Dourves Reception!
Sponsored by: Rally Software

Please join us for professional networking, drinks and hor'dourves as we hold the first quarterly networking event of 2010.  We are so excited to have Jeff Sutherland, Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Co-Founder of Scrum as our keynote speaker



Early Bird Registration until 12/31/09: $19. After 12/31/09: $25. Registration Fee covers admission, hor'dourves, wine, non alcoholic drinks, and a gift bag. To register for this event, please click on the below link.

Event Cost (for walk-ins): $35. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door.


Los Angeles Meeting & Event Center

10601 W. Washington Blvd. (at Overland, across from Sony Studios)

Culver City, CA 90232



6:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Registration, Drinks and Hor'dourves, Seating

7:00 PM to 7:15 PM:  Welcome - Mark Layton, LA APLN Chapter Chair

7:15 PM to 8:15 PM: “Shock Therapy: How new teams in California and Sweden systematically achieve hyperproductivity in a few sprints”- by Jeff Sutherland and Scott Downey  

8:15 PM to 8:45 PM: Q & A

8:45+ PM: Raffle and Networking Reception



“Shock Therapy: How new teams in California and Sweden systematically achieve hyperproductivity in a few sprints”

New teams need to learn how to do Scrum well starting the first day.  This talk will describe how expert coaches at MySpace in California and Jayway in Sweden bootstrap new teams in a few short sprints into a hyperproductive state. This requires new teams to do eight things well in a systematic way. Good ScrumMasters with make sure their teams understand these basics for high performance and great ScrumMasters will make sure the teams execute all of them well. This session will review the critical success factors for new Scrum team formation.

Jeff Sutherland’s Bio

Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Co-Founder of Scrum

Jeff invented Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. In the same year, Sutherland provided Kent Beck all background information on the creation of Scrum to assist him in the creation of eXtreme Programming. XP engineering practices then evolved along with SCRUM and the two leading Agile development processes work well together. Scrum and XP are the most widely used Agile processes worldwide and their creators are authors of the Agile Manifesto.

Jeff is Chairman of the Scrum Training Institute and CEO of Scrum, Inc., which is hosted by OpenView Venture Partners. He is Senior Advisor to the venture group and Scrum coach, mentor, and trainer to the venture group and their portfolio companies. Jeff maintains hands on experience with development in many software companies, and participates in project planning and team execution. His last six companies have been laboratories for improvement of Scrum implementations and each have made a unique contribution to the worldwide Scrum community of practitioners.

Jeff is a Scrum consultant to Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Oracle, Palm, Ariba, Cadence, and Adobe in Silicon Valley. His recent Google Tech Talk helped Google teams evaluate and extend their Scrum implementation on the Google AdWords project, the primary Google revenue generator.


Sponsorship Information

Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high-quality applications. The company's end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include Agile University, the leading source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. Rally currently supports more than 1,800 corporate customers, 54,000 projects and 86,000 users in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.rallydev.com.

Name Sales End Price
LAAPLN Registration Fee   Ended $25