Speaking

We regularly give talks at community events, hold informal meet ups, and present at international conferences. Here are some of our events for the last few years. If you’d like us to speak at an event you are organising, please email us.

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    PO Coach Camp

    COMING SOON
    Sam and Karen will be running a one day masterclass with Steve Holyer on "How to get quickly From Idea to Minimal Viable Product".



    PO Camp site

  • ExpoQA

    EXPO:QA 2015

    COMING SOON
    Sam and Karen will be running a half day workshop on "Agile testing techniques for the whole team" as well as a presentation on "The Agile Testing Mindset".



    EXPO:QA site

  • ITWeb

    ITWEB Software Development Management Conference

    Sam and Karen share their top 7 tips for managing software development in the age of agile.



    Slides

  • SUGSA

    SUGSA May 2015

    COMING SOON
    Sam and Karen will be doing a talk on ... we're not sure yet - any suggestions?



    Sugsa site

  • Scaleconf

    ScaleConf 2015

    Our talk from ScaleConf 2015 on our experiences of scaling learning from classroom based training to online distance learning.



    Slides

  • GetUpToSpeed

    Scrum Coach Retreat #scrcpt15

    Karen and Sam facilitated the opening workshop 'Getting up to speed' at the Coach Retreat.



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    SGZA 2014 – Keynote: Scrum Odyssey

    Karen delivered the closing keynote for the 2014 Scrum Gathering in Cape Town.



    Slides

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    SGZA 2014 – What is UX?

    Sam, Karen and Debre Barrett from Flow Interactive did a workshop on 'What is UX?' for the Scrum Gathering South Africa conference in Cape Town.

    Slides

  • Scan1

    UXSouthAfrica – Agile and UX

    Sam and Karen did a talk on 'Agile and UX' at the first UX conference in Cape Town.

    Slides

  • POTalk

    SUGSA Sep 2014 – Product Owners: Dealing with capacity and prioritisation

    Sam and Karen did a talk on 'Product Owners - dealing with capacity and prioritisation' for the Scrum User Group of South Africa in Cape Town.

    Slides

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    Agile2014 – Coaching Product Owners Effectively

    Sam and Karen did a talk on 'Coaching Product Owners Effectively'. There was no space left in the room - 125 people! The talk got an average rating of 4.53/5.

    Slides

  • Testing

    Next Generation Testing Conference June 2014 – Agile Testing

    Karen did a talk on 'Agile Testing' for the Next Generation Testing Conference in Johannesburg.

    Slides

  • Performance

    SGZA 2013 – Performance Appraisals

    Karen did a talk on 'Performance appraisals without a number' for the Scrum Gathering South Africa 2013.

    Slides

  • Karatedude

    SGZA 2013 – Coding Dojo

    Sam did a talk on 'Coding Dojo - Experience one, run one!' for the Scrum Gathering South Africa 2013.

    Slides

  • Testing

    Agile Africa 2013 – Agile Testing

    Sam and Karen presented on 'Agile Testing' to all the Agile Africa 2013 attendees.

    Slides

  • Agileaffair1

    SPIN Oct 2012 – The agile affair between devs and testers

    Sam and Karen did a talk on 'The agile affair between devs and testers' for the Software Process Improvement Network.

    Slides

  • Facilitation

    Agile 2012 – BrainScience: Facilitation and Game Toolbox

    Karen and Sam did a 3 hour workshop on 'Brain Science: Facilitation and Game Toolbox'. The talk was filled 20 minutes early, and enjoyed by all!

    Slides

  • Agile

    SUGSA Jhb Aug 2012 – Should you go Agile?

    Sam and Karen did a talk on 'Should you go Agile?' for the South Africa Scrum User Group in Johannesburg. This slideshare is very popular with over 7500 views!

    Slides

  • Games

    SGZA 2011 – Agile Games

    Sam and Karen presented a session on Agile Games in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

    Video

  • Fear

    Agile 2011 – Learning from failure overpowers fear

    Sam did a talk on 'Learning from Failure overpowers Fear'. Unfortunately we do not have slides for this.

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    Agile 2011 – Taming the customer support queue

    Karen did an Experience Report on 'Taming the customer support queue'. Unfortunately we do not have slides for this.

  • Smell

    SGZA 2010 – Scrum smells

    Karen presented a talk at the first ever South African Scrum Gathering on Scrum smells.

    Video

Very dynamic. Good pace. Want to know more! Anonymous

Definitely my best session at Agile 2014.Anonymous

The presenters were engaged and excited to share their techniques. Thank you for the Product Management focused session! I love walking away with tools that I can take back to work, and I look forward to sharing these with my Product Ownership team.Anonymous

Excellent, to the point, spot on. Anonymous

I love the presenters. They’re a hoot and made the subject highly entertaining.Anonymous

I attended your SAODN session 2 weeks ago in the Waterfront. I found the session so helpful! We have incorporated some tips and lessons and are excited to see how this round of experimentation will go!Elzet Kirsten

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