A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT IN RESPONSE TO MANKIND'S RATHER POOR WEATHER FORECASTING ABILITIES
Why would you want to waste a perfect skiing day in a conference room? And why spend a miserable day out on the slopes? Wouldn't you rather be outside when the conditions say skiing, and inside learning advanced Scrum topics – from one of the best agile trainers in the world – when skiing wouldn’t be fun anyway?
The agile approach to weather. A whole new concept in response to mankind's dismal weather forecasting record. In our stand-up each morning we'll decide whether to go skiing, if the weather is right, or whether to do one of the two Advanced Scrum training days.
The Concept – Where pleasure meets agility
Everybody talks about a good work-life balance. We implement it!
Get the best out of five days in Davos. Don't sit in a room when the sun is shining and skiing is perfect, wishing you were out on the slopes. And don't be out there when weather is ugly, wishing you could be inside. It’s far better to spend those days with learning about advanced Agile and Scrum topics and sharing your experiences with others.
Family is important, so Henrik is bringing his family along for exactly that reason. So is Klaus, Agile coach and organizer of this event. You are welcome to do so too. The price for accompanying family members excludes the course, obviously, and so is substantially lower. As a matter of fact, children staying in the same room as their parents need only pay for breakfast.
When & Where
Monday, February 25th – Friday, March 1st 2019
At 1500m above sea level the highest situated city in the Alps, which makes the snow very reliable. A fantastic destination with lots of history as one of the oldest skiing resorts in Switzerland. Prince Charles’s ski resort of choice and also, of course, the place where the World Economic Forum meets every year. Get more information about Davos here.
This is not only about Scrum training and skiing, it is about networking. We expect participants from all over the world for this gathering. People who will contribute their own experience and ideas to the course. So you will have the opportunity to network and share knowledge with like-minded people from other countries and cultures. To maximize networking opportunities for participants we will facilitate communications by setting up a slack for all participants. That way you can socialize with like-minded people: meet them for a lunchtime discussion on the mountain, organize an evening where you present your favourite topic (our training room will be available to the group throughout the whole week), invite people for debates in front of the fireplace in the hotel lobby, and so on. Connect with new and interesting people.
There are lots of alternatives for non-alpine skiers, such as cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, snow shoeing, shopping, and many more. See a list of winter activities here.
Each day there is one free activity: "Davos Klosters Inside", the free guest programme, offers daily winter experiences accompanied by local insiders. Experience sunrise on the mountain, take a glimpse behind the scenes at the Piste and Rescue Service, or take part in a torchlight hike.
Specification by Example
Sometimes it is easier to understand an example than an abstract explanation. Here is such an illustration of what our week in Davos could look like:
Monday, 25 Feb: Conditions for skiing are relatively good and there are only a few clouds predicted for today. At 8:15 during breakfast we decide to go skiing. Sophia does a 2-hour beginners ski class with those interested. In the evening everybody meets for the social get-together (dinner).
Tuesday, 26 Feb: Subarctic temperatures the mountain and strong winds. Overcast => Everybody agrees at breakfast that today we will be doing training. We don't go skiing but stay in our training room in the hotel and Henrik does his first workshop day with us.
Wednesday, 27 Feb: Overnight we get 24 cm of fresh powder snow. The weather forecast shows a few clouds in the morning and sun all afternoon. During the daily stand-up at 8:15 we quickly agree to go skiing. Sophia does off-piste skiing with those interested. A group of six people decide to go tobogganing instead and three others prefer to give the local spa a visit.
You and two others have had a heated discussion on Scrum@Scale in the chairlift and during lunch you would like to bounce ideas with others. Therefore, you post on our Slack-Channel that you would like to talk about this in the evening with everybody else who is interested in the topic. After dinner, you and five others meet in the training room (meanwhile another group is meeting in the lobby to discuss another topic).
Thursday, 28 Feb: No new snow, but the slopes are in great condition and the weather is still looking pretty good. Meanwhile, Friday the forecast says it will be snowing all day. We decide to go skiing again and leave the last training day for Friday. Since the avalanche risk is down to "moderate" again, a group of 5 people decide to give snowshoeing a try. Some of the skiers cut the skiing day short and meet in the afternoon for beers a fun agile-poetry-slam around topics like "Agility in the public sector and government", "Personal-family-agility at home", "Kanban vs. Scrum", and other topics like that. A third group meets to design a new agile learning game with the purpose of showing the difference between focusing on effectiveness and efficiency.
Friday, 1 Mar: The bad weather front went quickly through overnight, another 14 cm of fresh snow has fallen and the weather looks a lot better than what was forecasted the day before. However, we will be doing the second day of training and therefore stay in the hotel with Henrik. In the evening we say goodbye to some of the participants - the rest stays for one more day of skiing in Davos.
Prices Single Participant
On request, prices will be split into a work and a life part any way you want. Work would typically cover everything related to the course and life the rest. Good employers will pay for the work part. Great employers will pay the whole lot.
Below you'll find a suggestion for the split of early bird prices (valid until Christmas, Dec. 24th)
Work part EUR 3,300
2-day Advanced Scrum course with Henrik Kniberg
Networking (incl. one social evening event and dinner)
3 Nights in a single room (incl. visitors tax covering free activities)
Life part EUR 900
Ski pass (3 days)
Instruction with Sophia Kniberg (certified skiing instructor)
2 Nights in a single room (incl. visitors tax)
billed separately on request
TOTAL (Work & Life, 5 days): EUR 4,200
Additional person sharing the same room (with course, 3-day ski pass, 5 nights): EUR 2,900
Additional person sharing the same room (without course, 5-day ski pass, 5 nights): EUR 900
Children staying in the same room (depending on age and excl. ski pass, 5 nights): free - EUR 200
Inclusive (course participants)
5 Nights (Sunday till Friday) in a single/double room incl. visitors tax
Lunch and snacks on the two course days
Wellness (infrared cabin, sauna, steam bath, quiet room) & Fitness
Ski pass on the three days where there is no training
2 hours of group skiing instruction with Sophia Kniberg (max. 8 people per group)
One social evening event around an agile topic (with dinner)
Free usage of the training room for further self-organized networking and
social get togethers
Internet / WiFi
Travel to and from Davos
Parking (if you come by car)
Lunches and dinners (except for one evening – see above)
Other private expenses
The Fine Print
We've reserved rooms at the Hilton Garden Hotel at a special price. Bookings made after 31 December 2018 might cost extra as the special hotel price is only guaranteed till the end of 2018
There are a number of connecting rooms that can be booked for families who want a separate children's room. The children's room is half the price of the adults'. Ask for details if this of interests to you.
Swiss VAT of 7.7% is included in all prices
Room cancellations are free of charge until 40 days before the event and must be made by confirmed e-mail (receipt confirmed by us)
SEE YOU OUT THERE...! REGISTER HERE
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