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Regional Scrum GatheringSM usually span across 2-3 days. This is an opportunity for you to meet like-minded Agile and Scrum practitioners, trainers, coaches, and enthusiasts. Your connections with the community at large will be benefited by the various opportunities across the conference through keynote speakers, open space sessions, and will help you clarify concepts and deepen your knowledge. You will also be awarded the Scrum Education Units (aka SEU’s) for attending, you can use these for your certification renewals with Scrum Alliance®.

Great Speakers

20+ speakers who will bring new perspectives, new ideas, new ways to work! Come listen and change the way you think!

New Approach

Pecha-Kucha (Lighting Talks), Open Mic, etc. where participants and speakers will have more fun interacting and sharing their thoughts and experiences.

More Networking

300+ Delegates – including industry leaders, Agile trainers & coaches! Virtual break outs rooms to enable easy mingling.

Have Fun

It’s not all work and no play! Lots of fun events planned to enhance your experience.

Scrum Alliance® & its Legacy

Since 2001, Scrum Alliance® has supported the agile movement as the only member-driven non-profit certifying body in the agile space. As a trade association, it was founded and funded by the community for the community - a privilege that Scrum Alliance® take seriously as they continue to nurture the agile movement by providing education, advocacy, research, community and connection.

Scrum Alliance® joins us hands with various individuals, communities, groups, etc. to achieve the mission of creating workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.



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Vineet Patni

Enterprise Agility & Leadership Coach

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Kalyanaraman Dandapani

Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer

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About Pune

Pune (called Poona until 1978 ) is the cultural capital of the Indian State of Maharashtra, and has earned itself the nickname, ‘Oxford of the East’– owing to its association with the fields of literature, art, theatre, science, etc. and as a hub for learning. Pune has had an interesting history. It has relics from ancient Wadas (royal residences) to former palaces, bustling markets, warrior memorials; and even a 169-year old library. It has often ranked topmost as “the most liveable city in India”, and is also the 2 nd major “IT hub of India”.

Pune has so much to offer for everyone!!

Fun Facts about Pune

1.   Pune is derived from a word called Punya, which literally means the conflux of two rivers, as it is situated at the confluence of the Muthi and Mula rivers.
2.   Pune was the centre of power for the Maratha Empire
3.   One of the biggest prisons of India, the Yerwada Central Prison, is located in Pune.
4.   The modern version of the sport of Badminton was devised by several British officers who were posted in Pune, and the sport was also called Poona, the name of the city where it was born.
5.   India’s first girls’ school was opened in Pune in 1848
6.   Film and Television Institute of India has its headquarters here.
7.   National Defence Academy – World’s first tri-service academy is located here
8.   Pune’s Japan connection – One of the highest number of Indian students studying Japanese are from Pune.
9.   Pune is India’s 8 th largest city and a close neighbour of India’s commercial capital Mumbai
10.   Pune has the highest number (21) of engineering colleges in the world.

Shaniwar Wada

The most famous of these historical monuments is the former love-nest of Bajirao and Kashi- the Shaniwar Wada. Shaniwar Wada, once the center of the Peshwa governance in Pune is a 286-year-old mansion and is one of the finest examples of architecture in the city. It is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Visitors can enjoy Sound and Light show that showcases its history.

This monument also forms the basis of our conference logo in the backdrop of an outline of Pune’s Map !!

This grand mansion was built by the Peshwa Bajirao I, as the residence of the Peshwas (the Chief Minister of the Maratha kingdom). Although the Wada currently covers an area of 625 acres, in its heydays it covered almost the entire city. The place never fails to amaze its visitors with its various forts and fountains. A majestic statue of Baji Rao I, greets the visitor at the entrance of the palace. Although most of the Wada was destroyed by an unexplained fire in 1828, but what remains of it, is equally thrilling and majestic.

Aga Khan Palace

The majestic edifice of Aga Khan Palace is situated in Pune and was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in the year 1892. It is one of the most important landmarks in Indian history and has been instrumental in many defining moments of India's independence. It is also infamous for being the site where Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, as well as other freedom fighters like Sarojini Naidu and Mahadev Desai were once held prisoners. Aga Khan Palace is well known both for its architectural excellence as well as its historical significance. Spread over a vast expanse of 19 acres, the palace is now the headquarters of the Gandhi National Memorial society. Here, making khadi is still one of the prime activities.

Osho Ashram

Osho Ashram which is located at Koregaon Park in Pune, is a place known for its serenity and surreal practices of meditation and love to achieve divinity. Otherwise known as the Osho Meditation Resort and it is a unique blend of meditation and the Greek concept of resort stay. The Ashram is a tranquil place which brings you to your own centre of peace, meditation, and oneness. The ideologies of Osho (a sobriquet for spiritual guru Rajneesh) can also be found here. Shrouded in mystery, awe, and mysticism; The Osho Ashram is open only for its members. Non-members are required to buy a one-day pass to visit the premises. This exciting and intense place has quite a distinctive atmosphere. The members here can indulge in various dynamic meditation sessions and therapies throughout the day. Interested folks can also choose from the Osho guesthouse or the Osho living-in program. The usual schedule at Osho Ashram includes Dynamic meditation, Vipassana meditation, Nadabrahma meditation, Kundalini meditation; the list is endless. The teachings of Osho mainly revolve around control over one's mind, meditation and Sannyas (renunciation).

Khadakwasla Dam

Khadakwasla Dam is a perfect example of excellent work of engineering in Pune. It is built on River Mutha which flows through the city and aids water supply to Pune and its suburban regions. The dam’s reservoir, called Khadakwasla Lake offers a quick and pleasant getaway too. Its proximity to Pune City and the scenic surroundings make Khadakwasla Dam a preferred picnic spot. The roadways around Khadakwasla Dam is also a favourite cycling route amongst the city cyclists. Monsoons, in particular, draw a considerable number of people to the attraction. They mostly visit to see the transformation of the landscapes and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Karla caves and temple

Just an hour and half drive from Pune are the famous Karla Caves. These centuries old Buddhist rock-cut cave shrines are good examples of the early Buddhist temple art in India. The main highlights are a Buddhist monastery, an idol of Lord Buddha, an aisle made up of 37 pillars, a huge rock-cut Chaitya (prayer hall) and carved elephant heads, which earlier had real ivory tusks. The Chaitya in the cave complex is 148 feet in length and 46 feet in width. It features intricately carved sculptures of humans as well as animals. Within the caves, there are viharas (dwellings) that were built for monks. Vaulted interiors and arched entrances are among the prominent features of these ancient Buddhist caves. Right in front of the caves, there is an Ashoka Pillar (the Lion Capital, national emblem of India) that features a closed stone façade with torana (gateway) in between.

Sinhagad Fort (Lion’s Fort)

Sinhagad or Kondana is a pride of the southwestern region of Pune. This fort was one of the strategic strongholds during the ancient battles. This monument is built on the Bhuleshwar range of the great Sahyadris mountain range, with sheer drops and excellent views. The fort is said to be 1000 years old. The fortress has an elevation of around 1312 m above the sea level. Sinhagad has got its own breakneck slopes to protect it from all sides. There are two entrances to this fort – one in the north-eastern region called the Pune Darwaza (door to Pune) and another one towards the south-eastern part Kalyan Darwaza (door to welfare). A motorable road leads right up to the top of the fort.

Apart from the excellent views of the city and the Sahyadri Mountains, the fort is also a popular hangout because of the vendors who sell a local savoury dish called ‘pithla bhakri’ and curds. On a clear day one gets to see the nearby forts of Torna, Rajgad and Purandar from Sinhagad Fort.

Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Constructed in the 8th century, the glorious Pataleshwar cave temple is found in the epicentre of the city of Pune. Said to have been carved out of a single rock, it is dedicated to the Hindu God Siva also known as Lord Pataleshwar. With the beautiful architecture and a river flowing nearby this is great place for visitors as well as worshippers of Lord Siva.

The temple also has some very detailed inscriptions, museums and architectural wonders that make it an instant attraction among tourists from across the globe. It has a unique world record to its name – as it also houses a grain of rice that has inscriptions of close to 5,000 characters on it. A good time to visit this magnificent structure is between October and March.