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The 2015 Scrum Gathering is almost here. In just about 2 weeks 700+ Scrum Practitioners are going to descend on Phoenix for a few wallowing knee deep in the weeds of the most widely practiced form of Agile.

I had a chance to interview Stephen Forte who is an Agile practitioner, a member of the Scrum Alliance Board and co-Chair of this year’s Scrum Gathering.

During the interview Steve talks about some of the cool new things happening at the Gathering this year. In addition to the regular presentations, this year they have added a number of Pecha Kucha talks as well as a series of Ignite-style Talks.  While both Pecha Kucha and Ignite have a specific, short timebox for the presentation and automatically advancing slides,  there is a key difference in how they will play out in Pheonix this year. The Pecha Kucha talks were all selected during the presentation review process, but the Ignite talks will be proposed and selected during the event by participants.  Given that the folks presenting the Ignite talks will have about 24 hours to get their presentations ready for the crowd, this should prove to be a very Agile experience indeed.

The Coaches Clinic will be up and running during the entire event as well. The clinic is staffed primarily by Certified Scrum Coaches and Trainers who offer their time to anyone who wants to come by for ideas or advice on how to tackle whatever challenges they are facing in practicing Scrum and other forms of Agile.

And on Wednesday, Adam Weisbart will host the Scrum Gathering Open Space. This gives participants a chance to present their topics of interest to the crowd and invite them to meet and collaborate in small groups with no pre-set agenda. This is definitely one of the most valuable parts of the Gathering. Each session is attended by whoever is interested in the topic and things go wherever the group needs them to.

If you are planning to attend the Gathering this year, make sure to rest up before hand. Outside of the normal sessions many participants schedule informal events before and after the normal days activities. It is an awesome three days of opportunities to share ideas with other Scrum and Agile practitioners.

The Scrum Gathering will take place at the Talking Stick Resort on Scottsadale, Arizona from  May 4 to May 6, 2015. The event is already sold out, but I’ll be posting updates leading up to the event and each day while I am there.

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