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SCRUM: Gaming Product Development

  • Berlin Geekettes HQ 21 Winterfeldtstraße 10781 Berlin germany (map)

This class is about using the agile framework Scrum for development of new products. Scrum is a simple and powerful framework consisting of roles, events and artifacts designed for self organizing teams to work under conditions of high uncertainty, e.g. when developing products. It helps teams to solve wicked problems by applying lean principles and empirical process control. The framework itself is simple yet it's application is hard, like walking on a rope is explained with a few words, doing it requires lots of practice. Thus after a brief introduction to the rules of the game, we will apply Scrum within a simulation and capture learnings during a debrief session.

What to expect: 

At the end of the class each student will have acquired concrete, practical experiences of using Scrum for building products. Everyone will get a clear understanding of the elements of the Scrum framework, agile values, principles and culture.

How to prep: 

This is a beginners class for those who want to understand how to make use of Scrum for their product development efforts. Since the simulation depends on an understanding of the Scrum elements, we will safe time if students make themselves familiar with the Scrum guide:­Guides and watched the video "Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell" by Henrik Kniberg:


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Stefan Haas

I am working with startups and product groups who aim to become more effective in implementing their vision, more open for change and more focused on creating value under conditions of high uncertainty. As experienced agile practitioner I am choosing from a broad range of frameworks and methods: Scrum, Kanban, Management 3.0 and agile innovation games. My customers are mostly Berlin based technology firms like Wooga, Orderbird, Stylemarks and Daily Deal. For more info about me go to

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Michael Leber  

I am an Agile and Systemic Coach, training, practicing and living agile. My long­standing background is with large organizations as well as with small teams. Considering new ways of organizing & working, I believe we can not only create better products, but even have more fun and shape a better future together. More details about me you can read at my blog and you may contact me via twitter @michael_leber or LinkedIn. 


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