Wednesday, September 11, 2019                                                                  Register here

Breaking Down Scrum Values with Martial Arts

**Warning** – You may need safety glasses… there will be kicks, punches, boards breaking and splinters flying… with a grand finale you may never forget!! 

The Scrum framework is meaningless without the Scrum values. The five values; focus, openness, courage, commitment, and respect are at the core of Scrum. These values are extremely important yet challenging for individuals and teams to embrace and live by day to day while on their agile journey. Everyone knows what these words mean, but without gaining a deeper understanding it will be difficult to truly see the value they bring to individuals, teams, and organizations.

In this session, we will talk through each of the five Scrum values while tying into examples from the TaeKwonDo martial art. By understanding the Scrum values through a martial arts lens, you will be able to explain why these values are so important and what you and your teams can accomplish by living these values!


Rob Reed

As an Agile Coach and 2nd Degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo Instructor, Rob loves to have fun and brings positive energy to everything he does. He can effectively communicate in a way that people can relate to. He is passionate about building relationships and supporting people along their journey whether it be with agility, martial arts or life! @ROBREEDJR


Russell Cotter

Russell works at JP Morgan Chase as an Enterprise Business Architect and is involved in Agile Transformation. Originally from Australia, Russell has worked in professional services across multiple industry sectors and fully understands and coaches teams on Business and IT partnerships. Russell resides in Columbus Ohio with his partner and two children and he also instructs martial arts. Russell is a frequent industry presenter on Technology insights and Architecture.