Agile Day Chicago - October 11, 2013

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Scaling Agility in Teams, Programs and Portfolios

This one day conference is dedicated to helping Chicago practitioners learn from other practitioners through questioning and dialog. To set the tone, the opening of the conference will not be a keynote and will instead be a discussion. Three long time agile practitioners (Ron Jeffries, Brian Marick, "Doc" Norton, and David Hussman) will field audience questions and share their experiences, including the good the bad and the ugly 

The theme this year: Helping teams succeed using agile methods within teams (projects), across teams (programs) and outside teams (portfolios). Sessions will speak to various topics like product design, leadership, technology, development practices and, or course, how to really scale agility without introducing more hype.

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Talks, Speakers, and Presentations: 

Agility, Stupidity and Success - Ron Jeffries, Brian Marick, "Doc" Norton, and David Hussman 

If Agile is Simple, Why isn't Scaling Agile Even Simpler? Presentation Available Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson

Delivering Fast at CareerBuilder Presentation Available - Andy Krupit
Agile Learning Journey at Interactive Intelligence Presentation Available - Tom Harrison

Building Better Products with Stories Presentation Available - Dion Stewart
Leadership in an Agile World Presentation Available - Len Lagestee
A Coaching Fishbowl - Speakers and Audience Members

What is a Defect in an Agile Environment? Presentation Available - Steve Young
Continuous Delivery Through Continual Questioning Presentation Available Joel Tosi
Scaling Agile the Un-SAFe Way Presentation Available - Brandon Carlson


Agile Day Chicago is an extension of Agile Day Twin Cities, a one day conference which is by practitioners and for practitioners. We want to create a forum for agile practitioners in the Chicago area to come together for a day, share their experiences, challenge the status quo and learn from others. The conference is a not for profit event with any extra revenue going back into the Chicago agile community. 


  • The conference space is limited to 250 spaces. No on-site registration.  


  • Check-in is at 8:00
  • Program runs from 8:30 - 5:00
  • After conference gathering location to be named soon

Hotel Information:

    A few hotels within walking distance of the Willis Tower are: