Impossible, is nothing! How scrum helped me run 90 km and made me realise this…

location_city Brisbane schedule Sep 27th 11:15 - 11:40 AM AEST place Z308 people 14 Interested

How does one run 90km in less than 12 hours?

Come along to my session to discover how I used the scrum framework and empirical process to prepare for the Comrades marathon, a 90km road race that is also the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon and how I used the scrum framework on the day of the run to achieve my goal of finishing within 12 hours.

This is a practical example of how scrum can be used outside of software development and it's application to real life problems and projects.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

I will be discussing how I used the scrum framework to prepare for the Comrades marathon. The Comrades marathon is 90km in distance and is the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon.

And how I used the scrum framework on the day of the run to achieve my goal of finishing within 12 hours.

Learning Outcome

How scrum can implemented in a real life scenario, outside of development teams.

Target Audience

Scrum enthusiasts and individuals who want a real life example of a Scrum being implemented outside of software delivery

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic understanding of the scrum framework.

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