Give Thanks to Scrum 2023 – Using the Scrum Spirit to Unlock Empiricism and Agility in OKRs

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Give Thanks to Scrum 2023 – Using the Scrum Spirit to Unlock Empiricism and Agility in OKRs

November 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Give Thanks to Scrum 2023

Using the Scrum Spirit to Unlock Empiricism and Agility in OKRs

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are considered a “Modern operating system” by many companies and investors. But the typical implementation doesn’t deal well with the uncertainty and complexity involved in achieving the typical strategic objective whether it requires building a product, innovating a business model, or creating a new cross-functional company capability. In this talk, we will look at common anti-patterns involved in the typical OKR implementation and how the Scrum spirit can help OKR practitioners bring empiricism, empowerment, and continuous improvement to their OKR operating system. This talk is especially relevant to Scrum and Agile practitioners who are looking for creative ways to bring Scrum’s goodness we are so grateful for to the wider organization.

About Give Thanks for Scrum 2023

Join us on Tuesday November 21, 2023 Live at Microsoft in Burlington, MA for Agile Boston’s 15th Annual Give Thanks For Scrum event.

That’s right … for 2023, the GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event is once again LIVE!!

THE THEME OF THE 2023 EVENT: Empiricism in the Modern World

Applying Scrum in an Age of Uncertainty

When everything is changing, empirical process is essential. Empiricism and Lean Thinking are the pillars of Scrum, but often both are overlooked in any transformation. We focus instead on accountabilities, events and artifacts, but often forget why we are embracing these new concepts in the first place. We also overlook the importance of Empiricism at every level in your organization, not just at the team level.

Join us as we explore exercising Empiricism with Scrum, in an age of constant change, driven by technologies like AI, complex social media and robotics…to name a few.


You may not know that Scrum was born in Boston and thus it is very appropriate that Give Thanks For Scrum has become a true Boston tradition!

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Register now and hear keynote and plenary sessions from a fantastic lineup of presenters, including:

  • Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and founder of SCRUM INC

  • David West, CEO of Scrum.Org

  • Daniel Mezick, founder of Agile Boston and the Open Leadership Network

  • Dan LeFebvre, Principal Agile Transformation Consultant & Trainer at SCRUM INC

  • Yuval Yeret, Lean, Agility and Flow Coach | SAFe Fellow | PST

And More Speakers to come ….

This event also includes a Q&A session featuring Jeff & Dave, so bring your toughest questions!

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In addition to what we promise is a GREAT event, every participant ALSO receives the following:

  • All participants receive additional takeaway TOOLKITS FROM EACH SESSION, including PDF checklists, essays and more, from each and every Speaker session
  • All participants receive an INVITATION to become lifetime members of the Open Leadership Network. The OLN is a community dedicated to increasing employee engagement in org-level change, through the use of Open patterns and practices. OLN membership includes many bonuses and benefits. You can learn more here….
  • All participants receive THE SLIDES from all Speaker sessions



November 21, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Agile Boston
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