The first Big Orange Square Gathering will be held in Boulder, Colorado at the iconic, beautiful Boulderado Hotel (where a pivotal Scrum for Software Gathering was held many years ago).

The agenda is almost complete, although we are still adding information, but here’s what you can look forward to:

Thursday, August 25th

8:00 Breakfast, networking, sign-up, lots of coffee

9:00 Opening of the Gathering

9:15 Keynote: Joe Justice – Scrum: Disrupting the Automotive Industry

10:30 Coffee

10:45 Talk, Mike Few (ARCA): Combat Scrum – Case study applying Scrum framework in combat operations in Iraq during “The Surge.”

12:00 Lunch, Networking

1:00 Talk: Jeanne Bradford (TCGen): Learnings from the Trenches

2:00 Workshop: Jeanne Bradford

3:00 Refreshments & Networking

3:15 Break-out groups:

1. Teaching Scrum for hardware: develop games, exercises, …

2. Big Orange Square Principles: eXtreme Engineering, Lean, Objects, Patterns

3. Our Manifesto: Wording the Big Orange Square Manifesto & Principles

4:30 Review of the break-out groups, feedback

5:00 Closing, choices for dinner.

5:15 Excursion to McGuckin Hardware – the largest hardware store in the US!

Friday, August 26th

8:00 Breakfast, networking, coffee

9:00 Keynote: Kevin Thompson – Agile Hardware Development with Scrum

10:30 Coffee

10:45 Talk, Mac Felsing: Applying modeling to real world objects

12:00 Lunch, Networking

1:00 Workshop: Mac Felsing: modeling

3:00 Refreshments & Networking

3:15 Talk, Mark Buckner: Scrum for Life: A Tale of 2 Journeys

Our Manifesto: Wording the Big Orange Square Manifesto & Principles

Gathering retrospective

5:00 Closing, choices for dinner, plans for Saturday (build party)