Upcoming Events

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual (Link will be sent)
    • 36


    Leading change in large organizations is more than just teaching Scrum to developers or SAFe to a broader product organization.  The scale and complexity are huge. The number of stakeholders is mind-numbing. And aligning interests across the organization is almost impossible. For Agile to work, it's going to require a different approach to how we think about process and methodology, how we think about transitioning to this new way of working, and how we make sure the changes are effective now and in the future.

    To unpack this, we must explore the differences between what we call a System of Delivery (SOD), a System of Transformation (SOT), and a System of Continuous Improvement (SOCI):

    • When we talk about Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and Waterfall governance models, we're talking about a SOD. Any talk about technical practices, running effective retrospectives, or better daily standups are all about the systems we're using to deliver on the organization's business outcomes.
    • How we install those methodologies is what we call a SOT. How we train Scrum Masters, remove systematic dependencies, influence corporate governance, or align with strategic objectives are all part of the SOT. This system is all about planning, executing, and measuring the efficacy of the change.
    • As markets evolve and drive new product demand, the organization will have to systematically adapt and respond to the emerging market need. This requires a high level of intentionality and a SOCI to ensure the organizational structure, governance model, and key performance indicators can adapt to meet the emerging needs of an ever-changing marketplace.

    This talk will explore each system's key attributes: the critical success factors, why the systems are necessary, and how they individually and collectively work together to help an organization build momentum, become a more effective delivery organization, and sustain momentum going forward.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Why Agile Transformations are failing in large organizations.
    • The differences between the System of Delivery, the System of Transformation, and the System of Continuous Improvement
    • Why these systems are necessary and how they contribute to large-scale Agile Transformation efforts.


    Mike is a thought leader and industry disruptor in the field of enterprise-focused Agile Transformation. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry working for companies like IBM, EDS, John H. Harland, and Fiserv. Mike launched his consulting career while working for VersionOne before starting his own company, LeadingAgile, in 2010. Since then, as the CEO of LeadingAgile, Mike has been speaking around the globe. He’s done keynote presentations for the Federal Reserve, Agile Indy and has been an invited speaker—on Agile Transformation—at the annual Agile conference, hosted by the Agile Alliance, on several occasions.


    • 6:00pm: Welcome
    • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
    • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up

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9 Dec 2020 December 9, 2020 (Virtual): An Overview of the Scrum Guide Changes Announced on November 18th
11 Nov 2020 November 11, 2020 (Virtual): You have an Agile Certification(s), now what? with Shenà Newman
20 Oct 2020 October 20, 2020 (Virtual): Applying Flow in Kanban with Ryan Ripley
14 Oct 2020 October 14, 2020 (Virtual): HOW TO AVOID MANAGING YOUR AGILE PROJECT INTO A CORNER W/Dr. Charles Suscheck
15 Sep 2020 September 15, 2020 (Virtual): Want to Super Charge Your Career? Learn to Write w/Jake Miller
8 Sep 2020 September 8, 2020 (Virtual): Up for Adoption: A mini-workshop based on the Agile Fluency® Game w/ Ahmed Avais and Jim York
18 Aug 2020 Aug 18, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
12 Aug 2020 Aug 12, 2020 (Virtual): A profound journey of an ornate Scrum Team w/Dimple Shah
21 Jul 2020 July 21, 2020 (Virtual): Dear Nexus, You Scaled My Scrum w/Laura Hansen
8 Jul 2020 July 8, 2020 (Virtual): Shifting Culture Through Leadership Agility w/Aaron Kopel
16 Jun 2020 June 16, 2020 (Virtual): Creating Boundaries, Practicing Curiosity, and Making Requests w/Jessica Katz
10 Jun 2020 June 10, 2020 (Virtual): Fast, #NoWaste Agile Estimating for Remote Teams w/Ron Lichty
19 May 2020 May 19, 2020 (Virtual): Metrics That Matter: Moving From Easy to Impactful w/ Joel Tosi
13 May 2020 May 13, 2020 (Virtual): Let Me Tell You A Story: The Power of Storytelling in Agile Coaching w/ Mark Cruth
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21 Apr 2020 April 21, 2020 (Virtual): Live from Indy It's Saturday Night - The Agility of Saturday Night Live! w/ John Krewson
8 Apr 2020 April 2020 (Virtual) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley & Todd Miller
17 Mar 2020 CANCELED: March 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: People ≠ Resources: Resource thinking may be stifling your success w/ Sydney Johnson & Alex Schick
11 Mar 2020 March 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup:Principles for Empowered Product Teams w/ David Mathew
18 Feb 2020 February 2020 (Downtown) Monthly Meetup: How to Estimate While Being Chased by Rhinoceros w/James Smith
12 Feb 2020 CANCELED: February 2020 (Northside) Monthly Meetup: Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems with Liberating Structures w/ Ryan Ripley
21 Jan 2020 AgileIndy Monthly Meetup (Downtown): CK Taneja
8 Jan 2020 January 2020 (Northside) Relentless Improvement – Deliver and Celebrate w/ Rita Breen
11 Dec 2019 December 2019 (Downtown) - Kanban Christmas w/ Marcy Elhamidi
13 Nov 2019 November (Northside) Discover Your DISC w/ Toyna T’ere Webb-Wallace
15 Oct 2019 Scrum Team Tune-up w/ Scott Cunningham
9 Oct 2019 Hire Quality Technical Personnel Quickly w/ Matt Wuertz

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