Scrum Gathering Tokyo is back again!

The Regional Scrum Gathering® comes Tokyo again in January 2014.

This is the third regional gathering in Tokyo. The Regional Scrum Gathering® Tokyo 2014 will have two keynotes and one special talk and 18 other session and workshops. We expect more than 150 participants.

We are pleased to announce the keynotes by Mike Beedle, Jutta Eckstein, and also have a special talk by Dean Leffingwell. The sessions in the gathering will cover deep insights about Scrum implementation as well as Scrum introductory sessions. The gathering would be the perfect place to learn, discuss and share your knowledge about Scrum.

Scrum is originally from the paper from Nonaka and Takeuchi. We hope to make the gathering to provide the perfect Ba to drive and improve Scrum further.

We welcome everyone who wants to be in Scrum.

The venue is at the center of Akihabara Electric Town, which is one of Tokyo’s largest shopping areas for electric appliances, computers, electric parts, anime, and otaku goods. We would be very happy if you would enjoy the event and your stay!

Go to the Session Schedule to view the Program and Session details.


“Enterprise Scrum: Scrum for the Enterprise”
Mike Beedle

Enterprise Scrum is the customized, recursive, scaled, distributed and/or cooperative application of Scrum in an enterprise for business purposes anywhere where it makes sense to use. Therefore Enterprise Scrum provides the necessary and sufficient parameters, options, modifications, additions and/or replacements to make Scrum work in any industry, business process, and organizational level for business purposes while allowing Scrum teams to scale or cooperate with each other. Scrum is a framework for agile management, but it is not easy or trivial to understand how it is generalized as a tool for generalized management, scaled to fulfill enterprise requirements, or tied to business practices. We will take a look at specific techniques on how to generalize, scale and make Scrum more business-like, and provide diverse examples to use Scrum for company management, product development, sales, and research.


CEO, Enterprise Scrum Inc.
Mike Beedle

Mike Beedle is the author of the Enterprise Scrum specification and the second person to use modern Scrum outside of Jeff Sutherland’s teams in Boston, MA. He has used Scrum since the fall of 1995 in a variety of business environments. Mike and his companies have introduced Scrum to thousands of people and hundreds of companies. Mike is also the co-founder and CEO of New Governance Inc., where he has used Scrum for 12 years to develop and deploy automated compliance management solutions for over 3000 sites.

Mike Beedle is the co-author of the first Scrum and Agile book, Agile Software Development with Scrum, the co-author of the first Scrum paper published in a book, a co-author of the Agile Manifesto, the co-author of the upcoming Scrum Pattern Language book and the author of the upcoming book Enterprise Scrum. He is also a participant of very many Agile and Scrum conferences world-wide every year typically in the form or workshop organizer or keynote speaker.

“Introducing Agility into an Organization or: How to become Agile”
Jutta Eckstein

According to Forrester Research 14% of the enterprises both in the USA and in Europe apply an agile approach and another 19% consider to get started with agile. A lot of companies want to become agile because they regard agility as a promising development approach, not only because the Standish Group is recommending agile development processes for avoiding project failures.
Yet, many teams are uncertain about how and where to start in order to become agile. Moreover, transitioning to agile often has an impact in many dimensions that are difficult to foresee.
In this talk, Jutta provides insights in how to get started with agile, what pitfalls to watch out for in the transition phase and as well how to ensure that the agile mindset will be preserved.


Independent Coach, Consultant, and Trainer
Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein is an independent coach, consultant and trainer from Braunschweig, Germany. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over fifteen years experience in project and product development. She has helped many teams and organizations all over the world to make the transition to an agile approach. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. This is also the topic of her books ‘Agile Software Development in the Large’ and ‘Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams’.
She is a member of the AgileAlliance and a member of the program committee of many different European and American conferences in the area of agile development, object-orientation and patterns. In 2011, Jutta has been elected into the Top 100 most important persons of the German IT.

Special Lecture

“Be Agile. Scale Up. Stay Lean: Have More Fun”
Dean Leffingwell

Scrum, XP, Kanban and related methods have been proven to provide step changes in productivity and quality for software teams. However, these methods do not have the native constructs necessary to scale to the enterprise. What the industry needs is a solution that moves from a set of simplistic, disparate, development-centric methods, to a scalable, unified approach that addresses the complex constructs and additional stakeholders in the organization預nd enables realization of enterprise-class product or service initiatives via aligned and cooperative solution development.

In this tutorial, Dean Leffingwell describes how to Be Agile-Scale Up-Stay Lean and Have more Fun with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a publicly紡ccessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development. He approaches the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system預nd the enterprise様ean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs. In addition, enterprises applying the framework have been getting better results, and since winning is more fun, Leffingwell will also describe some of the positive changes to corporate culture that occur when an enterprise is experiencing success with scaled Lean and Agile methods.


President, Leffingwell, LLC and Scaled Agile, Inc. Chief Methodologist
Dean Leffingwell

Dean Leffingwell, software industry veteran and Lean Systems Society Fellow, has spent his career helping software teams achieve their goals. A renowned methodologist, author, coach, entrepreneur and executive, he founded Requisite, Inc., which was acquired by Rational Software, where he then served four years a Vive President. As Chief Methodologist at Rally Software, he helped large enterprises achieve the business benefits of agility by helping to define and implement the tooling and practices they needed to support large-scale agile development. Mr. Leffingwell is the author of Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility, and Managing Software Requirements, all from Addison-Wesley. His most recent project is the Scaled Agile Frameworkョ (, a public-facing website which describes a comprehensive system for scaling Lean and Agile practices to the largest software enterprises.

Other session in English

“What impedes Organizational Agility”
Panelist : Mike Beedle / Jutta Eckstein
Moderator : Kiro Harada





Mike Beedle氏(マイク・ビードル氏)
Jutta Eckstein氏(ユッタ・エクスタイン氏)

原田 騎郎氏

“Scrum, Kanban, and Gantt scheduling in one project – nonsense or necessity?”
Svante Lidman

Many of the customers that we work with at Hansoft are developing software centric products in the sense that they design and develop products where the software is a critical part of the overall products performance and feature set. But that there are also other things, i.e., what we broadly call hardware, that need to be developed. Companies that have this situation range from large Telecom Equipment vendors to vendors of consumer oriented product like Oculus VR. Over the last couple of years many of these companies have transitioned to agile working methods. Quite often there is pre-existing tension between the hardware and the software development groups and that the software now is created in an agile ways has not made things easier.

In this talk we will look at some ways where we can bridge this gap to aspire to do agile product development as opposed to just agile software development. As implied by the title it may be useful to consider techniques like Gantt scheduling to visualize the inherent high-level dependencies and sequencing in such a project. The use of Gantt scheduling as a technique for visualizing dependencies and time frames should however not be confused with a waterfall mind set where everything is planned up front.

Svante Lidman

As a Senior Productivity Expert at Hansoft, Svante discusses agile and lean with customers around the world, helping them to reach new levels of productivity. Over his 25 years in the industry, Svante has deep experience of building high performance software development teams. He has held positions as development manager, program manager, project leader, consultant and trainer at Ivar Jacobson, Microsoft, Rational Software and other companies. Svante has now for 5 years specialized in lean and agile adoption and was for 2 years the leading change agent in the largest lean/agile transition done in Scandinavia. Svante is a published author and a regular speaker on team dynamics and large scale lean and agile software development practices.

Who should attend?

  • CEOs, CIOs, managers and leaders considering adapting Scrum
  • Scrum Masters, Scrum Product Owners, Scrum Coaches and Agile Coaches
  • Learners and Practitioners who want to improve
  • Anyone who want to start implementing Scrum in your team


Date 14th and 15th January 2014
Keynote Mike Beedle, Jutta Eckstein
Seats available 150 sheets for each day
Venue Akihabara UDX Conference
2min walk from JR/Tsukuba Express/Tokyo Metro Akihabara Stations
3min walk from Tokyo Metro Suehirocho station
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Cost 2-Day Ticket:42,000 JPY, 1-Day Ticket:26,250 JPY (Tax included)
Advance online registration has closed.
You are welcome and encouraged to come directly to the Akihabara UDX Conference to register for the event onsite.
Host Scrum Gathering Tokyo 2014 Executive Committee
Co-Host SHOEISHA Co., Ltd.


All keynotes and special talk will be in English but please be aware that many other sessions are in Japanese.

These sessions will be in English.
1st Day:
- Keynote by Mike Beedle [1A-1]
- Special Talk by Dean Leffingwell [1A-2]
2nd Day:
- Keynote by Jutta Eckstein [2A-1]
- Lecture by Svante Lidman [2F-3]
- Panel Discussion by Mike & Jutta [2A-5]

Session Schedule is available here.


Title Sponsor

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