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Scrum is an amazing tool that many people have successfully implemented. Scrum is part of process agile, but process agile is only one of the seven facets of agile. Scrum itself makes up about 6% of what it means to be agile. Yes, 6%

If all you are doing is Scrum you are off to a good start. But if you are struggling, trying to scale, or simply feel stuck, then it is time to learn about the rest of agile, the other 94%.

In this presentation you will learn:
• Essential vocabulary for describing the 7 facets of agile
• Three facets which must be implemented for scaling agile into larger enterprises
• The single biggest mistake people make scaling agile
• The facet you must do next after Scrum, but before you scale
• How human emotions contain a key secret for keeping agile on track
• The exact next steps to take to sustainably scale agile

Does your organization struggle to increase or even maintain agility? Has agile ceased to be fun? Is it getting harder and harder to deliver? This presentation shows you why. More importantly, it provides a clear way to understand, talk about, and plan for future agile growth.

Helene Gidley, PMP, CSM, a co-founder of A2Agile Inc., has been working as an Agile trainer, mentor, and coach for over fifteen years. She is also a coach of coaches, leading the annual Agile Coach Retreat in Ann Arbor MI.

Helene created HSG Consulting LLC where she assisted teams since 2003 navigating their agile journeys. She has over thirty years of experience in the IT industry at Fortune 500, startups, and mid-sized companies bringing broad experience in coaching and training project teams.

Helene is also the founder of Agile Groupies, and can be found providing training and speaking at Meetups, Agile & Beyond conferences, and PMI Chapter meetings.

Thomas Meloche, a co-founder of A2Agile Inc., has overseen the delivery of hundreds of Agile projects with budgets counted in the billions. He has been creating, teaching, and implementing agile methodologies for almost two decades.

Tom was a co-founder of one of the most successful little agile software development houses in the country, Menlo Innovations LLC. He consults on how to leverage ceremony, feedback, and metrics to achieve higher levels of engagement and success.

Tom has a direct marketer’s view on metrics. His best-selling book Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising was first published in 2011 by the Entrepreneur Press, the third edition was released in 2017.

Tom is a strong advocate for Agile ceremony, something he considers a forgotten art, and authored the book Ceremony: A Profound New Method for Achieving Successful and Sustainable Change, released June 2017.


06:00PM Refreshments
06:30PM Presentation