Smarter Agile Scaling

We are proud to announce Agile Day Chicago 2018. This year our theme is ‘smarter scaling’. We’ll delve into smart approaches and innovative thinking in scaling culture, process, product and technology.

The Agile day is low on hype and high on real world, hands-on experience shared by Agile experts and practitioners alike, who will discuss challenges along with relevant and implementable solutions, lessons learned and best practices

This year, sessions will focus on Culture/Learning, Process & Tools, Product Thinking and Technology. We will explore the issue of scaling culture and learning throughout the organization, scaling products to a point where they can meet the ever increasing demand for user experience, performance and availability. We’ll discuss the multiple dimensions of a scalable agile process and cover some of the tools and technology that can make it all happen.

As always – we encourage attendees to check dogmatic thinking at the door and come share new and fresh ideas in a safe, open-minded and diverse environment.


Check out the presentations from our exciting sessions here

We are stoked to announce the speaker line up for Agile Day Chicago 2018. Please join us as we explore the topic of “Smart Scaling” on the dimensions of culture & learning, product-thinking, technology & DevOps, and process. At this year’s event, you will hear from experts from within your community as well as national and international speakers.

Our team of speakers will share real life stories and learnings from their organizations (Amazon Web Services, HCSC, Motorola, and Polaris) as well as their experience working as coaches and consultants. You’ll hear candid truths, learn about practices that work, and come to understand how other organizations experimented, learned, and adjusted to their way to success. All of this will play out in a casual, fun environment where you can connect with and learn from your Chicagoland colleagues.

  • Scaling Up by Doubling Down with Chris Powers
  • DevOps – an Agile perspective (at scale) with Brad Appleton
  • How Do You Measure Up? Collect the Right Metrics for the Right Reasons with Angela Dugan
  • Can you be safe with SAFe? with Ken France

and many more!

View the full list of Sessions


The event will take place from 8:30am to 5:00pm.


8:15am – Registration + Breakfast

9:00am – Opening Remarks + Extended

9:30am – Session 1

10:30am – Session 2

11:30am – Session 3

12:15pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Session 4

2:15pm – Break

2:30pm – Open Space


This year’s team features local experts from the Chicago area, complimented by national and international speakers. Hear from folks at companies like HSCS, Walgreens, and Polaris how they scaled agility in a smart way.

View full speaker list here