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Increasing agility can be challenging. New ceremonies, roles, and artifacts require culture change. Developing an Agile Mindset is hard. Don't be surprised if you’re hearing “that won’t work here” and you’re getting serious pushback

We’ve heard it too. And so have many others. There is no reason to work through this on your own. 

Harness the power of collaboration.

That’s why we’ve started our monthly agility discussion group (all agility enthusiasts are welcome including Amplio, Guerilla Leadership, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, SAFe, etc...). 

Discussion is run using a Lean Coffee format. This session is a place for you to share what is and isn’t working and get insights from others.


Ask questions about agility, agile mindset, peer mentoring, Scrum and Kanban certification exams. Ask about how to leverage Peer Mentoring, Lean, Scrum, and Kanban practices with your teams. If you have any questions about agile, agile mindset, or increasing agility... bring them!

We’ve structured these as informal sessions. Jump in on one or all. Great if you need a little boost, moral support, or positive energy injected into your week. Come to share something really great that you've discovered!  

Facilitated by A2Agile Founders Helene Gidley and Tom Meloche.



Fourth Tuesday of every month


12:01pm - 1:00pm EDT 


ZOOM. You must be able to run ZOOM, have a quiet place to work, a working camera and good microphone. 


All A2Agile students (past, present, or future) and friends are invited to participate. 

We discuss other ways for ourselves and our students to grow in our knowledge of agility. Ways that don't inherently compromise ourselves or our message. Ways that deliver more value, faster, through self-organization, not centralization. Ways more true to the spirit of the values represented in the Agile Manifesto. 

World Class Instructors

This event is unique in that it is taught by world class Agile instructors: Helene Gidley and Tom Meloche. It is a special opportunity to learn Agile from people with so much real-world experience. 

Helene Gidley​

Helene has been working as an Agile trainer, mentor, and coach for fifteen years.  A coach of coaches, she leads the annual Agile Coach Retreat in Ann Arbor MI.


  • She has thirty years of experience in the IT industry

  • She consults and trains for the Fortune 500, startups, and mid-sized companies bringing broad Agile experience, coaching, and training to project teams


  • She is the founder of Agile Groupies, a Scrum Alliance Meetup, which has been running for 10 years

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Tom Meloche

Tom was an Agile pioneer. He created and taught the very first class on Agile in Michigan in 2002.


  • Over the past eighteen years he led Agile transformations in companies both large and small

  • Tom co-founded Menlo Innovations LLC, the company featured in the book "Joy Inc. How we built a workplace people love."

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  • He has overseen the delivery of hundreds and hundreds of Agile projects with budgets counted in billions

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