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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions

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You attend the two-day Scrum certification courses, pass your exam, and return to your team as a newly minted ScrumMaster—ready to take on the world. Then reality sets in. Your organization doesn’t understand the changes they are being asked to make, the developers have not bought in to agile practices, and your product owner has not been seen for days. Now what? Ryan Ripley addresses the most often asked—but seldom discussed—questions that ScrumMasters face during their projects. These questions range from What is management’s role on a scrum project? to How do we manage dependencies between scrum and traditional projects? Ryan provides a framework to approach the many challenging situations a ScrumMaster faces. Learn how to tackle the difficult situations not covered in the two-day courses and grow your understanding of agile and scrum. Be sure to bring your questions so Ryan and your peers can work through them with you. Leave with a new appreciation for Scrum and what it takes to work in the real world.

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant

For the past ten years Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is great at taking tests and holds the PMI-ACP, PSM I, PSM II, PSE, PSPO I, PSD I, CSM, and CSPO agile certifications. He lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. Ryan blogs at, hosts the Agile for Humans podcast available on iTunes, and is on Twitter @ryanripley.