Forty-five Agile enthusiasts met on November 10, 2017 for the annual “Scrum Master Gathering” at AOE. The Open Source Enterprise web developer had invited 45 Scrum Masters from all over Germany, including colleagues from andrena objects, Namics and //Seibert/Media.
The gathering was organized in an Open Space format. At the beginning of the event, the principles of the format were presented and then the individual sessions were planned. For this, the participants introduced those topics, questions and workshops that interest them the most. In five parallel tracks, each lasting 30 minutes, the participants were able to examine and discuss a total of 19 topics.
The 19 topics comprised the entire bandwidth of those areas that a Scrum Master has to consider in his daily work, including “experiences in multiple projects”, “Scrum Guide revisions” and “Scrum/Agile in media production.” Below, we outline some of the most important topics.
Communication in all its facets was one of the most important and visible topics of the event. Here are some of the key issues:
A Scrum Master faces many challenges. Therefore, the following topics weren’t the only ones discussed during the event:
Of course, Agility is the basis for our work as Scrum Masters. Nevertheless, I would like to pick out two topics specifically, which I will introduce briefly:
The participants owe special thanks to the host, AOE; Christian Zenker, Martin Tepper and Daniel Räder of the AOE organizing team, as well as everyone who contributed to the success of the Scrum Master Gathering.
We would also like to thank Tobias von Garnier Photography, who owns all image rights for the photos in the photo gallery and the title. Thanks also to Christian Zenker for the scribbles in the photo gallery composite.
2017 © Photographs by Tobias von Garnier Photography