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Drama Geek: How Eating Pretend Ice Cream Made Me a Better Scrum Master (Cass Van Gelder) POPULAR

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Cass Van Gelder admits it: her parents cringed when she told them she was majoring in theatre. "Ugh! You'll never find a job!" her mother cried.
Fast-forward twenty+ years, and not only does she have a job, she has a thriving, fun career at Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. Though not in drama (she does still experience some), she liberally applied her theatrical background and put it to good Agile use!
From planning gigantic theatrical productions on small budgets to acting out difficult conversations, learn how she applied the crazy, fun world of theatre to the wonderful theater of Agile.

Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • Improvisation
  • Project Management
  • Working with a Limited Budget
  • Working with a Limited Timeframe
  • Dealing with Very Different People and Cultures
  • Sympathizing and Empathizing
  • Becoming a Jack-of-All-Trades
  • Hard work
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • Presentation Skills
  • Doing the Best You Can with What You’ve Got


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Cass Van Gelder

Scrum Master, CSM, CSP, Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT)
Cass Van Gelder hails originally from Arkansas - by way of New York, San Francisco, and even Las Vegas, where she worked with Second City, the San Francisco Lyric Opera, and multiple, large theatrical productions, including the first North American performance at the MGM Grand of... Read More →

Monday August 7, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
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