Scrum Log Jeff Sutherland

Scrum is an Agile development framework that Jeff Sutherland invented at Easel Corporation in 1993. Jeff worked with Ken Schwaber to formalize Scrum at OOPSLA'95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and helped write the Agile Manifesto.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

PatientKeeper HIMSS08: Scrum @work

PatientKeeper runs a Type C Scrum and quadrupled revenue in 2007. HIMSS is the biggest IT show in healthcare and PatientKeeper was one of the hottest companies there.

"I'm such a PK groupee now! I'll be sure to get that contract signed in the next 2 weeks."

"Everything you're doing is amazing. I need to call my account manager to talk about adding some of these web integrations."

"When we get back, can you call me so we can add Charge Capture?"

"PK is THE scariest vendor here. Everyone on the convention floor is intimidated by you."

"I have this physician portal, Medseek. No one likes it. We need to replace it with PK so the docs will be happy AND we'll have downtime. Call me next week."

"I stopped by the Thompson booth. It's clear they don"t have the same capabilities as you - UI or integration"

"I saw the Medseek demo. Anyone satisfied with that physician portal has their sights set way too low."

"You're booth is amazing. The mobility wall is way cool!"

"I told a couple of colleagues from other hospitals to come find you. That you guys were the answer to their meditech and physician sat issues."

"And everyone wants to be a PK partner. They all want to associated with the hottest company in HCIT.'


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