Perfectly located in the City of London, the Scrum Exchange is the foremost UK venue for trading ideas and knowledge—a unique exchange where everyone comes away richer.
Originally scheduled for April 2020, this edition of the Scrum Exchange was put in storage while the world went mad. It's still mad, of course but less restrictive, and here we are again, with the all-inclusive hybrid Scrum Exchange—half in the room, and half on Zoom. We're hosting this at a brand new venue in Central London, right by the Eagle pub in City Road—and pop goes the weasel!
The Scrum Exchange is an occasional event hosted by Tobias Mayer and friends. Its purpose is to bring together dedicated and passionate Scrum practitioners of various levels of experience, in order to share their ideas, insights, stories, interactive exercises and methods of coaching with one another, so that the Scrum community as a whole grows stronger, closer, more thoughtful, and more supportive.
This is not a conference. There are no name badges, no tracks, no keynotes, no superstars, no leaders, no pre-ordered corporate lunches, and no product promotion or sponsorship.
Each Exchange has a space-holding facilitator who will offer light-touch opening and closing activities, and maintain the framework for the day. The program is created on the day, by whoever is there. Everyone is an equal participant and can choose to do as much or as little as they like.
Occasionally guest facilitators will be invited to offer sessions on specific topics of interest.
ReflectionPeriods of reflection will occur throughout the day to share learnings, adjust the agenda, raise (and resolve) concerns, assess value and find ways to improve on the fly. Participants take responsibility to meet their own needs and to serve the group as a whole.
The Online Experience
Online participants will engage in workshops and dialogue over Zoom, with facilitators who are present in person. In addition to the group sessions each online participant will have an in-person buddy to keep them informed, integrate them into whole-group debriefs and break-time conversations, and even take them for walks in the local neighbourhood :)
The Law of One Bum
Throughout the day we ask participants to honour the law of one bum, which goes something like this:
If you are not getting value from a session, stay there, and figure out what you can contribute to make the session valuable. And if you fail, stay there, and try again differently.
LogisticsThe event runs from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Tea, coffee, pastries and fruit will be served for breakfast, and various cold drinks and snacks throughout the day. Lunch will be a self-organized experience. Chocolate Studios is surrounded by cafes and pubs—including the Eagle pub, immortalised in the well-loved Pop Goes the Weasel song. This event is limited to 40 people.
Responses to previous Scrum Exchange events
It was not a conference! — Paul Marshall
"I highly recommend The Scrum Exchange. After spending the day experimenting with workshop ideas, taking part in retrospectives, futurespectives, example mapping, listening to industry experts impart their wisdom, learning more about coaching individuals and teams (yes all in one day!), I have a full head and heart. Thanks for creating a safe, open and powerful environment to learn and grow." — Noel Warnell
"I find myself frequently frustrated with what goes around me, mostly with external surroundings to the actual scrum teams I work with. Coming along to the Scrum Exchange left me feeling a sense of complete detoxification and content. This is the power of the human interaction." — Zal Shevket
"Easily the best Agile event of the year...Met some incredible likeminded souls and made some new friends too. — Simon Burdett
"A great Scrum Exchange last Tuesday. An awesome group of people and some interesting/eye opening conversations. Thank you." — James Willis
"I had such a great time at the Scrum Exchange yesterday that I forgot to take photos! To all of my fellow Scrum Masters who came along and shared sessions, insights and solidarity: thank you, you guys are awesome!" — Samantha Webb
Note: if you live outside the UK please do not register here, but instead contact Tobias Mayer directly to arrange payment.
Admission price remains as low as possible, to encourage all to attend.
Standard: £150 + VAT
Trailblazer: £100 + VAT
Traveller: £75 + VAT
Couch Warrior: £50 + VAT
Date & Time
Friday 17 December
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Page published: 29/11/2018
Last updated: 10/10/2021