PM Insights - Foster City: The Scrum Roles Game Show


PM Insights Foster City - 

The Scrum Roles Game Show



When:   Tue, May 19, 2020  6:30pm-8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Port Room  1000 E Hillsdale Boulevard Foster City CA 94404
 Last Date for On-line Registration is Sun, May 17, 2020 

Whose job is it anyway? It’s a question asked in organizations using scrum. Some things only the product owner should do. Other areas are in the scrum master’s wheelhouse. The development team owns much more responsibility than in a traditional project. There are things everyone should be accountable for, and things nobody should ever do.

In this game show inspired activity, you will learn the roles and responsibilities of each person on a scrum team. You will also learn what scrum doesn’t cover, and how things go wrong when a role isn’t properly fulfilled. It will be fun, fast-paced, and you might win a fabulous prize!




After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • List at least three rights and five responsibilities of the Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master.
  • Discuss at least two reasons why the Product Owner is a single person and not a group or a committee.
  • List at least five characteristics of the Development Team.
  • Describe at least three responsibilities for the Development Team, Product Owner, and Scrum Master during Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Retrospective.
  • Discuss why Scrum does not have a project manager and what happens to traditional project management activities.


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About the Instructor:


Chris Sims


Chris Sims


Chris Sims is a certified scrum trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness.

Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. More of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.

Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic


Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Leadership

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Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10  (Log in to to activate discount)

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-19-2020
Event End Date 05-19-2020
Registration Start Date 03-04-2020
Cut off date 05-17-2020
Individual Price $20.00 (Login for Member discount)