ScrumAlliance Global Gathering: Intercontinental, Berlin, Germany, 22-24th of Sept. 2014


Reporting from Berlin: Theofanis Giotis | MSc, Ph.D. C., PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, CTT+, PRINCE2 Trainer
Global Correspondent at https://pmworldjournal.net/ and CEO at 12PM Consulting


Global SCRUM GATHERINGS® take place twice a year, one in Europe and one in the States. In 2014, the event in Europe took place at Intercontinental Berlin between 22nd and 24th of Sept. with 600+ participants. During this Global SCRUM GATHERING event, more than 50 presentations have taken place. Participants at this event earned Category A SEUs towards CSP certification.

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More than 300 papers from experts were submitted for this Global SCRUM GATHERING event and 50 of them were selected to be presented on the event in the following tracks: 

  • Scrum Principles: “Changing the Status Quo”
  • Successful Scrum Practices: “Berlin Never Sleeps”
  • Innovating beyond Core Scrum: “The Bohemian Bear”
  • Thinking “Outside the box”
  • Managing Agility “Bring Down the Wall”

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About the Author

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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.