Tuesday 5 June 2018. I arrive home late in the evening after another exciting 2-days Professional Scrum experience in the Netherlands. I find a mail asking whether I can come to Stuttgart (Germany) less than a week later to deliver the opening keynote of the Scrum Day Germany event. Unfortunately, Bob Galen had to cancel his travel for the event last-minute. The desperate tone of the mail shows the urgency. I check with my wife, re-plan my work, check for flights and get in touch with the organizers hoping to quickly relieve them of some stress with my confirmation.
Tuesday 12 June 2018. I enjoy the happy reunion with my friends of Scrum at the event; the practitioners, organizers, trainers, coaches. I share my Scrum Caretaker tales on how to humanize the workplace with Scrum. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my tales with the crowd. I am happy I was able to help out my organizing friends. I appreciate being thanked by having a tree planted on my behalf via the Plant for the Planet organization.
My “thank you” goes out to all involved. I hope to meet you at some future occasion (again). I still prefer early invitations though.