Global Scrum Gathering Lisbon 2022

Lisbon, finally again! 

Global Scrum Gathering Lisbon 2022, organized in person by Scrum Alliance after a three years break.

Day 0

The unofficial part of the conference was the Lisbon Guides retreat, a great format for CST (Certified Scrum Trainers), CTC (Certified Team Coach), and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach) to connect again and discuss how to change the World of Work. We had an opportunity to meet in person with the new CEO of Scrum Alliance, Tristan.

After the introduction of the new Scrum Alliance guides, the speaker announces the Open space topic.

All participants chose to speak or listen to the most interesting topics proposed by the Guides.

A lot of sharing, learning, and a variety of ideas was what marked that cloudy Sunday.

Day 1

This day was full of activities, workshops, sessions, and fun. 

Tristan Boutros was the one to have the privilege to open the conference.  He shared with the attendees the future vision and mission of Scrum Alliance..

The key speaker of the day was Sahar Hashemi. She was the co-founder of Coffee Republic, UK’s first American-style coffee chain. Sahar is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and the awardee of the Order of the British Empire. 

Her topic was the Entrepreneurial mindset and how to activate the use of six behaviors. Sahar shared with the attendees her personal story about failures and successes.

After that, a lot of different topics inspired some new behaviors such as: restructuring, agile scaling, coaching your team, helping organizations stay fit, and many more. 

Day 2

After a short intro, day 2 was opened by Ricardo Cabete, with the topic of Emotional intelligence. It was a great presentation that stimulated interaction among attendees and ignited good energy. With his seven strategies to feel like on fire, he captured the full attention of all attendees and unequivocally marked the second day.

Open space was the next big event with more than 200 active attendees. This concept invites people to share their ideas for a better world of work. The bravest ones speak up in front of the audience, so people are free to choose where to attend. More than fifty sessions for 6 hours, a great result.

The second part of the day was full of great sessions, such as OKRs, Agile vs Professional coaching, Neuroscience …

Day 3

The third day of the conference, opened by a panel “Agile and our global challenges” brought some new perspectives on how agile can be used to create sustainable change. That day another session of  “Open space” followed, now in virtual mode. .

A lot of sessions for learnings, exchange of thoughts, and networking were to some extent overwhelming for the attendees.

All three days, participants had an opportunity to be coached on different topics, pertaining to both business and life, in the coaching clinic. People were thrilled to speak with some of the greatest names in the coaching world.

To conclude, I will quote five famous principles of Open Space:

  • Whoever comes are the right people.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time.
  • Whenever it’s over, it’s over.
  • Wherever it happens is the right place.

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