Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015


Reporting from Prague

Theofanis Giotis, MSc, Ph.D. C., PMP, CSM/CSP, PMI-ACP, CTT+, PRINCE2 Trainer

Global Correspondent for https://pmworldjournal.net/ and CEO of 12PM Consulting

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015
Hilton Prague, 16th to 18th of Nov. 2015


I traveled from Athens to Madrid for PMI’s EMEA Region 8 Leadership meeting, then to Berlin and then to Prague. Hilton Prague was the hosting hotel for Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015 event that took place between 16th and 18th of Nov. 2015. More than 600+ participants gathered at the 5 star hotel from all over the world.


The event was organized by ScrumAlliance and the theme of the Gathering was The Avant Garde Culture of Prague. City of a Hundred Spires, Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, filled with beautiful bridges, marvelous cathedrals, and well-worn cobbled lanes. The magical city is full of energy, music, art, and fine dining. Prague promotes thinking beyond what you can see, fully exploring your imagination. With all five senses enraptured in historical traditions, combined with its modern ways, Prague encapsulates “Disruptive Thinking.

The Gathering featured 3 tracks, highlighting different senses of Scrum: Touch, Visual, Auditory.

  • Beginner sessions were for attendees with 0 – 2 years of solid Scrum implementation experience.
  • Advanced sessions are for attendees with over 2 years of solid Scrum implementation experience.

More than 250 papers were submitted from experts for this Global SCRUM GATHERING event at Prague 2015 and 50 of them were selected to be presented on the event in the following 3 tracks.


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About the Author



Athens, Greece



Mr. Theofanis Giotis (BA, MSc, Ph.D. C., PMP, PMI-ACP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PRINCE2 Trainer, CTT+, CSM) is CEO of ITEC CONSULTING (12PM CONSULTING) (1988-now), Co-Founder and first President of PMI-GREECE Chapter (2005-2014) and Deputy BoD member of PMI-GREECE Chapter (2014-2016).

Theofanis has 27 years of professional experience in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Economics and Management. As an entrepreneur, consultant, international speaker and trainer, Theofanis has worked in different cultural environments in EMEA region. Since 1992, he was heavily involved in Project Management as part of a team to setup the first PMO in Greece for managing a €200 million programme with 16 projects.

Since 1987 he has managed hundreds of projects in the EMEA region using plan driven (waterfall) and change driven (agile) approaches. He has envisioned, planned, designed, developed & implemented hundreds of projects with 22.000+ consulting and training hours.

He has given 150+ presentations worldwide in ICT & Project Management and has passed more than 80 professional certifications. Since Sept. 2005, he has published more than 150 articles for Project Management.

Theofanis holds a BA in Economics from University of Athens, Greece, a MSc in Management (O.R.) from Lancaster University, UK and he is a Ph.D. candidate in Project Management at University of Piraeus. Also he holds a Computer Programming/Systems Analysis degree from ACE College, Greece. He was certified as a PMP in 2004 and graduated from PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class (LIMC) in 2007.

Theofanis serves as the International correspondent of PM World Journal and PM Ambassadors in Greece. Also he is a member of PMI, IEEE, ISACA & AMACON.

Since 2001, he has taught 200+ Project Management courses (PMP, Agile, Scrum) with 2000+ attendees. As of July 2010, he has trained over 35% of all Greek PMPs.

He is an adjunct professor at four Greek Universities teaching Project, Program and Portfolio Management at MBA level. Also he represents Greek Standardization Organization (ELOT) at ISO TC 258 for Project, Program and Portfolio Management Standard. Theofanis can be contacted at [email protected]

To view other works by Theofanis Giotis, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/mr-theofanis-giotis/