On Saturday, September 12, the DC Scrum User Group is hosting a virtual open space session.
In open space, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel sessions around a specific theme. For this event, we will likely have three 40-minute slots to run parallel sessions depending on the total number of participants.
After being introduced to the principles and practices of open space, you will be invited to build the event schedule, just-in-time. You propose sessions you’d like to lead, or sessions you’d like to see someone else step up and lead. Quickly, a schedule emerges, composed of sessions around topics you feel passionate about pursuing.
Open Space is a process that allows everyone to participate in sessions with others whom they may not normally have a chance to talk with. Like Agile itself, Open Space Technology sessions operate under a small set of guiding principles. These principles are deceptively simple, yet provide just enough structure for spontaneous discussions:
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.
Additionally, there is one law—The Law of Personal Mobility: If you find yourself where you can’t learn or contribute, move yourself to a place where you can.
You can find out more at https://openspaceworld.org/wp2/open/