I attended the Scrum Gathering in Stockholm in the end of October. I was my first visit to to a international conference. It was a good experience. I met many old friends, but also talked with new contacts.

The conference was located to an old high-school building, now renovated into a conference center. Unfortunately, the rooms used for the Scrum conference were spread out in the whole building, so there were a lot of walking in the stairs.

It is really amazing how much attraction the big names, such as Jeff Sutherland and Henrik Kniberg have. These sessions were almost always full.

The best session during the conference was the presentation from salesforce.com. They transformed the entire SW development organization  to Agile in three months. Impressing!

Since I am working with telecom R&D I talked a lot with people from Ericsson and Nokia Siemens. I participated in a very interesting Open Space session about preparation of product delivery and support during the development sprints. There were mostly people form Nokia Siemens in this session.