Axis of Agile: How much fun can be had in a Certified Scrum Product Owner course?

Well it turns out that a great deal of fun can be had! This video (used by permission from participants and the creator, Steffen Voigt), shows the story of an in-house CSPO training that Cem and I led for our friends at HiScout GmbH in Berlin.

Of course, it wasn’t just fun. The participants learned tools that they can start to apply to their products and make them even more successful.

Scrum Gathering in Barcelona – 1-3 October

Scrum Gathering Barcelona

Simon Roberts will be presening a session together with fellow Certified Scrum Trainer Stefan Roock on Enterprise Scrum Transitions at the Barcelona Scrum Gathering in October. The session will be an interactive role play which tells the story of a transition and how it started to influence the organisation. We integrated our experience from several transitions, from small companies with a few employees to large companies with several thousand employees.

The session will cover:

  1. Using Scrum for the transition
  2. Composition of the team
  3. Building the backlog and roadmap
  4. Definition of done for transition backlog items
  5. Scaling the transition

More information on the gathering can be found here:–global-event.

We look forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones!

Berlin Days of Software Engineering in September

DoSE Die innovative IT-Konferenz für Software-Technik in Berlin wird von ScrumCenter mit einem Scrum for Managers Workshop (inkl. CSM) am 12.-13.9. sowie einem Vortrag zu High Performance Teams und Organisationen für das 21. Jahrhundert im Konferenzprogramm begleitet. Mehr Infos unter

Um Tickets für den Workshop (inkl. Konferenzteilnahme) zu erwerben und zur Registrierung benutzen Sie bitte folgenden Link:

Radical Management Workshop in Berlin with Stephen Denning

Making the Entire Organization Agile

Learn the Biggest Secret in Management Today

Radical Management

We are delighted to announce a very special event in Berlin.

On July 9th-11th, Stephen Denning will be leading this workshop drawing on his award-winning book, “The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management”, his path-breaking work in leadership storytelling and long managerial background as a director at the World Bank. Simon Roberts, ScrumCenter CEO and Certified Scrum Trainer, will be co-teaching.

Just over a decade ago, a set of major management breakthroughs occurred. These breakthroughs enabled software development teams to achieve both disciplined execution and continuous innovation, something that was hitherto impossible to accomplish with traditional management methods.

Over the last decade, these management practices, under various labels such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Lean, have been field-tested and proven in thousands of organizations around the world. Radical Management℠ distills, builds on and extends these principles, practices and values so that the entire organization can now achieve to apply the magic combination of disciplined execution and continuous innovation.

Who Should Attend

  • Agile leaders and coaches wanting to convert the entire organization to Agile
  • Business leaders needing to understand Agile management or achieve continuous innovation
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to grow their startups without losing agility


Please register here or email Early bird and group prices (early bird until 15th June) are available.

More Information

Please visit for more information.


KNOWLEDGE_SCAPES: To support knowledge-creation becomes a major task in urban and architectural design. The 2-day workshop addresses how designed environments can enhance creativity, innovation, and learning. Invited experts from the academic and business world in Japan and Germany will discuss how to turn this challenge into practice.


Stefan Brenn (neonworx – Coworking Space),

Niels Delater (CEO spectos Ltd. Germany – Information Logistics),

Valentin Hadelich (Bauhaus University Weimar – Urban Planning and Design),

Jens Korte (Partner of ScrumCenter GmbH – Agile Product Development)

Jörg Rainer Noennig (Dresden University – Knowledge Architecture)

Main Sponsor

German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

The DWIH Tokyo is a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office

Supporterts and Partners

Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus Tokyo

Technische Universität Dresden

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

Yoshioka Library Shinkenchiku-Sha, Tokyo

neonworx Dresden

ScrumCenter GmbH Berlin

Spectos GmbH Dresden