When was the last time you left the office and spent the entire day interacting with others, face to face? For many, that's a rare occurrence. Making human connections, shaking hands, and sharing ideas and challenges reenergizes and inspires us.
Scrum Alliance is continually working on membership benefits, and I want to highlight our member opportunities that provide this interpersonal collaboration that is essential to our continuous growth. Our Global and Regional Gatherings have been held in many locations around the world. The locations of these events change each year to allow as many people as possible the chance to attend. However, once you have been to a Gathering, you know that location has little bearing; participants travel from around the world to network and learn!
Most recently, global economic growth has been led by the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, and China are projected to be the fastest-growing market economies, and the wealthiest, by 2050.
While working to grow our mission globally and Transform the World of Work, Scrum Alliance has held gatherings in Brazil, China, and India during this past year.
I had the great pleasure of attending the Regional Scrum Gathering®
Rio in August. While there, I was able to meet many of our passionate members as well as representatives from 12 corporations, ranging in size from very small to the largest bank in Brazil! Shortly after my visit to Rio, I attended the Global Scrum Gathering®
Shanghai. This was an incredible experience and a very successful event, filled with educational sessions, attended by an energetic audience, and providing a great networking opportunity for all.
Attending our Gatherings, talking with our members face to face, and meeting with local organizations in these countries allows me to continue to learn the needs of our global community.
Networking and collaborating with others is what helps us grow, both personally and professionally. If you can't travel by plane, I encourage you to look locally and even virtually. Beyond Global and Regional Gatherings, our Sponsored Events and User Groups provide plenty of opportunities for sharing and learning. Also, don’t forget about our virtual webinars, member articles, and other online resources. Tell us
what topics you’d like to hear more about.
CEO, Scrum Alliance®