CT-SPIN #94 – Scrum and the F Word

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In this month’s talk our very own Sheetal Gordhan will talk about Scrum and the F word.

This session was not inspired by Gordon Ramsay. I was recently contemplating my Scrum Journey when I was smacked on the head with the realisation that my Scrum Journey has been sprinkled with the F word. Could the same be said of other people’s scrum journey?

I intend to discuss people’s relationship with the F word. I’ll also explain why I think a Scrum Master should encourage the F word to be used by the team, as well as find creative ways to persuade the business to embrace the F word. I will be sharing some of my insights gained through some serious stressing, grasping at straws, frantic researching as well as some unexpected light bulb moments. I’ll also tell you a little story about how using the F word persuaded a group of grown men to gather and dance!

Come and join me for a lighthearted session full of conversation, questions, and a sharing of some of my ideas and my experiences.

This session may contain scenes of violence and strong language.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn,
3rd Floor,
Block B,
Woodstock Exchange,
66-68 Albert Road,

Enter  from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. Dial 300 on the intercom if the door isn’t open.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP at ctspin94.eventbrite.com.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction
Steve Barnett
18:25 Scrum and the F Word
Sheetal Gordhan
19:25 Closing and Thanks
Steve Barnett
19:30 Networking & Discussion

About the Speaker

I love purple and sparkly things. I enjoy technology when I can see it adding value to the lives of the people around me, across the globe and continents. Technology that impacts and influences lives motivates me to continue working in a software development environment.

My Scrum Journey started at Mobilitrix and with time, my role evolved into a cross between a Project Manager, Scrum Master and Product Owner.

Currently I work at Praekelt Foundation as PM & Traffic Controller so it has been a bit of a change from the past few years in respect of using and being Agile and exploring and experimenting with Scrum and other Agile disciplines.

From an educational point of view, I have a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Scrum Master Certification and Project Management Certification. I have also made a concerted effort to learn from the SUGSA & SPIN community by attending SUGSA & SPIN events and various SUGSA and Growing Agile Coaching Circles.

I love checklists, processes and order. Sometimes, I love chaos and disorder. It’s all about balance!

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