Team First – What We Have Learned from 25 Years of Scrum - Ascent Conference

Team First – What We Have Learned from 25 Years of Scrum

Nov 15th, 2022 @1:00 pm

For many startups it begins as a team. The team does everything from closing business to delivering marketing t-shirts, and yes, they build the product too. But as the Startup grows the importance of teams is replaced by specialist skills and processes. Departments replace teams, and managers coordinate resources and slowly the startup grows up to be more like the companies it is disrupting. But it does not have to be that way. Startups can evolve into centric environments where people flourish, and customers and value are the priority.

In this talk Dave West, CEO and shares what some early stage companies are doing to build enduring people-centric organizations that are responsive to the customer and agile through the core. He describes how OKRs, The Spotify Model and Scrum can combine to build an organization ready to respond to the future.


  1. Learn the role Scrum can play in early stage companies
  2. Learn how Scrum has evolved over the past 25 years
  3. Learn what some early stage companies are doing to build enduring people centric organizations that are responsive to the customer and agile


Dave West

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