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About This Group

We are happy to announce the creation of a new PHXSUG Yahoo! Group.

Please go to and sign up to participate.

The Phoenix Scrum User Group Steering Committee wants to create a thriving community around Scrum and agile practices.  Interactive communication withing the group is key to this goal.  Use of a Yahoo! Group has served the larger Scrum community well with excellent participation and information in the scrumdevelopment group, among others.  We want the email lists from our PHXSUG group to feed our knowledge and value as we improve our Scrum practices together.

To minimize spammer infiltration, requests for membership to the group must be approved.  We commit to approving all requests within 48 hours.

Please come join and add your voice to grow our Scrum community in the Valley of the Sun!


Phoenix Scrum User Group Steering Committee.

Phoenix Scrum Users Group will promote the adoption of Scrum by providing relevent topics at our monthly meetings that provide value to its members.
The Phoenix Scrum Users Group will meet at least once a month, below is information regarding our next planned meetings.


[North Meeting] 2/5/2013 – Agile Requirements Definition and Management

UTI (Google Map)
16220 N Scottsdale Rd., Ste, 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

6:00 -  Registration (UTI providing Food and Drink)
6:20 -  Announcements and topic selection
6:30 -  Begin the “Agile Definitions and Requirements Management”
8:00 -  Announcements

PLEASE REGISTER - If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email.  If you’ve not received that email, please sign-up (on the right), and we’ll get it out to you!!


Will cover several ways to improve Agile Requirements Definitions and how to manage them in an iterative software development environment.


Through this presentation you will learn how to:

  • Debunk the myth that in Agile software development, documentation is not required or useful.
  • How to incorporate a Requirements Backlog iteration to feed the Product Backlog.
  •  And then see several ways to improve those Requirements.

Presenter Bio:


Ken Ward         Certified Scrum Professional.

Ken has over 30 years experience in IT field.  Ken has extensive development experience with team/project lead positions leading to Project Management.  His first Scrum project delivered ahead of time and under budget in 2001.  He’s been involved with several successful Scrum implementations at fortune 500 companies, and he has had experience with several high profile state government projects throughout his career.