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Scrum for Video Game Development

Scrum is one of the leading agile software development processes. It is particularly well-suited for projects with high amounts of technical challenge and risk. Further, Scrum is ideal for environments with emergent requirements, those features that set one product apart from all its competitors but that cannot be identified before the project starts. This makes Scrum a near-perfect fit for video game development where rapidly changing technology and finding the fun in a new game are a fact of life.

With over 9,000 Certified ScrumMasters trained in the past four years, a track record of success stretching back to 1993, and growing adoption in video game development, Scrum is a proven, scalable agile process for managing software projects. See if Scrum is right for you by attending this one-hour introductory session that will draw on the presenter’s experience helping game developers adopt Scrum.

About the Speaker

Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn is the founder of Mountain Goat Software, a process and project management consultancy and training firm. He is the author of Agile Estimating and Planning, User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, and several books on Java, C , and database programming. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of environments, including financial services, federally regulated (ISO 9001) projects, websites, shrinkwrap software, internal development, military contracting, and video game development. Mike has served as a technology executive in companies of various sizes, from startup to Fortune 40.

Mike ran his first Scrum project in 1995 and has been a vocal proponent of Scrum ever since. He has helped with the adoption of agile processes at companies such as Bioware, Capital One, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, Google, High Moon Studios, JDA Software, Lexis Nexis, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nielsen Media Research, Pearson, Philips Electronics, Sabre, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Turner Broadcasting, Ultimate Software, and Yahoo. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, Mike is a founding member and former chairperson of the Agile Alliance