Q&A with Donna Farmer, Managing Director

Donna Farmer, the new Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance wants to know what’s on your mind. Here is your chance to have Donna answer your questions.

UPDATE: Harvey Wheaton, Board member of the Scrum Alliance will also be on hand to answer questions.

There will be a Q&A session at the Amsterdam Gathering, facilitated by Tobias Mayer. Some of those questions will be picked from this forum, some from the audience, and some from Tobias himself.

So what do you want to ask Donna?

Deadline: Sunday, Nov 14 midnight local Amsterdam time

What would you like to ask Donna / Harvey?

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  1. Will you try and convince Tobias to return to the SA now that Mike Cohn is the chairman?

    Tobias Mayer has been the only disruptive voice the SA has had for years now. He happened to be part of a weird yet conservative era of the SA. Now that Mike has become chair I can feel fresh air inside the organization once again.
    Scrum is a lot about balancing pragmatism with idealism. Why not bring along a brillant dreamer who also makes things happen?

    38 votes
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    • 35 votes
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      • 30 votes
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        • 29 votes
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          • 27 votes
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            • What role do you see for CSC's and CST's playing in the new Scrum Alliance?

              How do you intend to engage with CSC's and CST's to apply their collective talents and experience to the benefit of the Scrum and Agile community?

              23 votes
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              • Why do you think the SA needs offices in Europe and Asia?

                Whys does the SA need physical offices in the USA, Europe and Asia? Who will visit these offices? What services will they provide? Shouldn't we focus first on getting ONE office working with a full-time, collocated, cross-functional team?

                22 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                • 20 votes
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                  • Will Gerry Kirk remain working for the SA?

                    Gerry Kirk has turned the SA concept of community upside down by using a brilliant plethora of social tools to build up this conference. Please don't let him go.

                    19 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                    • 18 votes
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                      • 18 votes
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                        • 18 votes
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                          • 17 votes
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                            • Who will become the Product Owner of the SA web page and why?

                              Or will Howard Sublett keep working for the SA?

                              16 votes
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                              • 12 votes
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                                • How will SA collaborate with other Agile orgs?

                                  I think it would be good to define how the SA want to collaborate with other Agile organizations.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Does the Scrum Alliance have a vision beyond being a certification body with lots of members?

                                    The "Strategic Plan 2011" seems to have a very broad vision in "Transforming the World of Work" and then a much more constrained mission in expanding... providing meaningful membership... offering certification in the Scrum Framework. What about the Success of Scrum? What about helping organisations who adopt Scrum to successful with it? This does not appear to be in the vision as currently stated. If they were, perhaps Certification and membership are not the only things the SA could be pursuing.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • 9 votes
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                                      • Do you agree that we should do more to help companies actually succeed with Scrum?

                                        The Scrum Alliance has done very well in encouraging companies to move for training to get them on their journey with Scrum. A small proportion of them follow that up with experienced coaching. Do you think the SA could and/or should do more to encourage this.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • What can the SA do to help grow communities through local Scrum User Groups?

                                          Scrum users need advices around how to make Scrum work in their local contexts. Local SUGs are ideal tools for this, yet they don't seem to be supported well enough by the SA. What funding, ads or other means can/should the SA provide?

                                          6 votes
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