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Scrum, the most popular agile framework, promises to help you do "Twice the work in half the time." Yet, agile managers, directors, and executives still continually hear...


"We don't have enough people, we need more people."


Are you tired of not having enough people? Of being continually inundated with requests to hire more and more developers, testers, scrum masters, and product owners. Is asking for more people the only way your agile teams know to get more value delivered?

In our FREE live workshop you will learn:


  • Why Hiring More People is Usually the Wrong Answer

  • The 3 Mistakes Causing People to Over Hire

  • The Forgotten Agile Secret for Keeping Teams Small

  • The Square Root Rule

  • 5 Simple Steps to Make the Square Root Rule work for you

At the end of this short session you will know why "more people" usually makes the problem worse, not better. And you will leave with a blueprint for solving the "we need more people" problem in an entirely different, truly agile way.

Note: If "Hiring More People"is the right answer for you, we will even help you determine that too.


Friday March 25, 2022


12:01pm ET - 1:00 pm ET (Optional open discussion time 30 more minutes)


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

Register Now

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

"I love providing training and education experiences that meets real needs for real people. Take this free workshop to discover new ways to deliver more value outside of simply growing your team."- Helene

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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

"​Agile was supposed to help solve the productivity problem but it feels like it sometimes makes it worse. We have hacked the system to get you the absolute best outcomes for the lowest cost... software engineering is at the heart of Agile... it is about time we discuss solutions other than HIRE MORE PEOPLE."-Tom

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