The Illawarra's information, communication and technology cluster will be represented at Scrum Australia 2013 in Sydney on April 10-11.
ICT Illawarra member Justin Urbanski was recently selected to speak at the inaugural Scrum Australia conference.
The conference is a two-day event based on the model used by successful Scrum gatherings globally - an intensive educational experience for anyone looking for ways to implement the Agile software development system used by firms around the world to drive change and develop back-end products for customers.
A number of ICT Illawarra events last year highlighted Scrum as a way to help grow the shared-services sector in the region.
Mr Urbanski is the Scrum and quality manager at Commscope and said many network members had adopted the Agile development approach.
A presentation he gave at an ICT Illawarra networking event in 2011 prompted many members to successfully deploy the Agile approach in software development and win more business.
"Agile is in general a group of methodologies and Scrum is one of those methodologies," Mr Urbanski said.
"It is actually a framework people use to develop software."
Mr Urbanski said many used Agile because it was an alternate solution to the more traditional waterfall approach.
It relies on early feedback to help make changes.
For the past two years ICT Illawarra has held discounted Certified Scrum Master training courses with Kane Mar, of scrumology.com.
There is still so much interest in Wollongong that the network recently called for expressions of interest for Agile Coaching and Training in 2013.
Details are at icti.org.au.
The network is interested in hearing from any business or person interested in another Certified Scrum Master course or other courses such as Certified Agile Tester or Certified Product Owner, XP, Lean or some other Agile training.
Further details about Scrum Australia can be found at scrum.com.au.