What we’re about
AG, or Agile Groupies, is an Ann Arbor based user group focused on expanding the Agile body of knowledge within our community. We meet regularly to share ideas, hear presentations, and network with like-minded enthusiasts and practitioners. Agile Groupies was formed by and is still managed by Helene Gidley and has been around since April 2008.
Many thanks to our sponsor, A2Agile, for all their support in building a robust agile community.
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- SAFe -The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Navigating Agility in Large OrganizationsLink visible for attendees
🔍 Curious about SAFe but want the full picture? Join us for a candid exploration of the Scaled Agile Framework in our Meetup, 'SAFe - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.'
🌟 Matt Lasater, founder of Engaged Agility and a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), is your guide through this enlightening journey. In this session, Matt dives deep into SAFe's dynamic world, addressing the advantages, drawbacks, and the misconceptions that have labeled it 'not really agile.'
💪 Discover the 'Good' - Uncover the powerful benefits of SAFe and why it's gaining traction in large organizations. Learn how it can supercharge your agility, streamline operations, and boost collaboration.
🚫 Expose the 'Bad' - Acknowledge the limitations and challenges of implementing SAFe. Understand when it might not be the right fit and the potential issues it can bring to the table.
😨 Confront the 'Ugly' - Unearth the truths and myths surrounding SAFe. Matt will shed light on common misconceptions and help you separate fact from fiction.
💬 We value your opinions and questions! After Matt's presentation, we'll open the floor to a vibrant discussion. Bring your concerns, skepticism, and curiosity. Matt is here to address them all.
📆 Don't miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of SAFe in large organizations. Join us on Wednesday December 13, 2023 for an engaging, informative, and interactive webinar.
Secure your spot now, and let's explore 'SAFe - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' together. Gain clarity, make informed decisions, and revolutionize agility in your organization. 🌐💼🚀 #SAFeWebinar #AgilityInsights #EngagedAgility"
Matt Lasater sees the opportunity for an agility mindset in much more than an IT environment and strives to help organizations find ways to sense and respond to market changes. He is an agile coach, trainer and mentor with specific interests in business and organizational agility. He has been building high performing teams for 20+ years. He has customized multiple methodologies including a methodology for teams of teams that was eventually adopted throughout the entire line of business. He has coached new teams, seasoned executives, and everyone in between. One of his greatest accomplishments is building a college hire pipeline to help recent college hires learn how to work in an agile enterprise.