Collaborative Leadership Team Hosts Sixth Annual Scrum Day Minnesota

Sharing of real-world experiences and networking highlight Scrum focused event

MINNEAPOLIS – October 4, 2018 – Collaborative Leadership Team (CoLead Team), an industry leader in providing Scrum and Agile coaching and training, hosted its sixth annual Scrum Day Minnesota on October 4, 2018 at the University of Minnesota – St. Paul campus. The sold-out not-for-profit event brought together more than 300 individuals from around the region to share their stories and network as a community.

“Scrum is all about people,” said Collaborative Leadership Team founder and CEO Angela Johnson. “We (CoLead Team) created Scrum Day Minnesota so that people leading Scrum implementations could come together to learn from each other about how Scrum is working for them. Instead of just hearing from experts on the subject, this event fosters relationships and knowledge sharing that will help others achieve success with their Scrum and Agile journeys.”

This year’s keynote was Andy Worshek, co-author of “The Turn This Ship Around! Workbook.” Drawing from David Marquet’s ground-breaking leadership book, “Turn this Ship Around” Worshek shared practical advice on applying intent-based leadership principles. As Sonar Chief and Chief of the Boat under Marquet on the USS Santa Fe, Worshek gained unique perspective on the challenges of implementing intent-based leadership from all levels as well as the results.

Following the keynote presentation, attendees had the opportunity to hear from a number of Minnesota-based organizations implementing Scrum and Agile programs including: Allen Interactions, American Equity, Andersen Windows, Cogency Global, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Nova-Tech Engineering, Power Objects, Thrivent Financial and Thomson Reuters.

"Scrum Day is an excellent opportunity for us to refresh our understanding of Agile and Scrum,” said Ben Ark, senior vice president of Software R&D at Cogency Global Inc. “It's also a great way to meet, collaborate and network with other Agile and Scrum practitioners and other Information Technology professionals in the Twin Cities community and learn from them. It helps us share ideas with them but also helps us learn from others to improve our processes." 

Profits from the event will be donated to Solid Ground, an award-winning nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach helps families build the strong foundations they need to emerge from homelessness into a brighter future. Past donation recipients have included Second Harvest and hurricane relief charities.

About Collaborative Leadership Team

Founded in 2010, Collaborative Leadership Team is an industry leader in providing Scrum and Agile coaching and training to companies in a variety of industries including: software, hardware, services, marketing and more. Practicing what they teach, the employees of the Twin Cities-based company use Scrum to manage their services organization. The breadth and depth of Collaborative Leadership Team's experience extends beyond Scrum and includes Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Facilitation and Organizational Change for business agility.