Technical Excellence and Leadership Skills, Microsoft Sessions

VW01 Scrum for Executives, Leaders, and Your Boss


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

David Starr

Principal Software Engineer


Do you want to be a change agent influencing others to bring Scrum and agile to your organization? If so, this session is for you. Instead of focusing on the mechanics, this course focuses on the knowledge and skills you'll need to influence leaders.

We'll explore agility through Scrum from a value perspective and discover the things that executives will want to know before committing to new initiatives as big as this one. We discuss how to advise with organizational change and what it means to be a truly agile executive. After this session, you will have the skills and knowledge of influence needed to discuss Scrum and agile in terms leaders understand and value.

You will learn:

  • How to effectively influence leaders
  • Steps to bringing agile with Scrum to your organization
  • What it means to be an agile leader