I had a great pleasure to be a part of the big Scrum event held in Belgrade.
Initiated by one of the key players in design patterns and the father of organizational patterns, as well as a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), James Coplien, with the help of his Scrum Alliance fellow members and CSTs, Dan Rawsthorne, Alan Cyment together with by our own Branislav (Bran) Selić, the event took place 8-10 june 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia.
James had already been our guest back in 2004 and this time together with Dan, Alan and Bran organized or offered this event with Siniša Vlajic’s support and direction. At the Faculty of Organization Sciences (FON) they organized 3 parallel Certified Scrum Master trainings with a fee that was almost an order of magnitude lower than usual.
I was honored to be part of this giants team, and to be the co-trainer for the largest group together with James. On the third day two-hour tracks were given by James, Dan, Alan and by Bran. You can take a look at third day topics in agenda.
The event was organized very professionally and the feedback I received afterwards was excellent. I really enjoyed all the discussions about a wide range of topics that we had in this 5 days (most of our guests arrived a few days before), and it was really inspiring to listen to these men.
For the ending, James, Dan and Alan (with Scrum Alliance’s blessing) gave their trainer’s fees to Sinisa to give it to charity cause of his choice.
The photo at the top, taken after the last lecture on the 3rd day and giving the fees to charity is showing (from left to right): Branislav (Bran) Selić, Dan Rawsthorne, Bojan Jovicic, James (Jim) Coplien,Siniša Vlajić. In row bellow on left you can see Alan Cyment during his CSM training, and on the right you can see James and me discussing scrum with our students.