Lunch & Learn with MATRIX: Agile Expectations vs. Reality


Have you tried implementing Agile within your organization and experienced challenges, or maybe you’re not seeing the results you expected? Have you defined outcome success measurements that are meaningful and adaptable? Oftentimes, teams look outward to identify the source of these issues, when really, all one needs to do is look in the mirror to identify the true cultural roadblocks holding us back from reaping the full benefits of agility.

In this session, the MATRIX Agile Practice will share its experiences over the last 10 years across Agile adoptions and transformations within various industry sectors. We will discuss some of the challenges and problems with Agile adoption and transformation journeys and the resolutions we have seen work for successful Agile implementations.

Lunch will be from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Session will kickoff at 11:30 AM


Key take-aways:

  • Hear real-life success stories from agile organizations
  • Examine anti-patterns that may be contributing to your Agile failures
  • Learn how to remove common Agile roadblocks
  • Explore the internal mind shift required across organizations to truly embrace the collaborative culture of agility in order to realize its benefits


Who should attend:

This event is for all delivery team members, project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, scrum masters, Agile coaches, product owners, both IT and business-side directors and managers, executives, or anyone in the process of an Agile adoption or who may be experiencing a less-than-expected Agile adoption experience.



MATRIX blends professional staffing, agile solutions, and on-demand recruiting services to help companies solve tough IT and business challenges in an increasingly complex and competitive world. As experts in Agile development methodologies and the latest technology platforms, MATRIX provides a range of coaching and training options to help execute Agile methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban and Lean) more effectively and ensure you get the results you need. Our team of Agile consultants includes certified scrum masters, SAFe Program consultants (SPC), scrum coaches and scrum instructors.


About the presenter:

Jeremy Wood, MATRIX Director of National Agile Practice, has over 15 years of management, consulting, and academic career spanning small companies to Fortune 500 organizations. His expertise spans from his diverse background encompassing manufacturing, retail, higher education, non-profit, K-12 education, and airline industries to name a few. His passion for creating tailored solutions for each client is largely based on his passion for the Agile mindset.


Important Location Information:

ASU SkySong Guest Parking – Building I:
Surface parking lot North of building 1
Overflow lot (gravel), entrance off Innovation Pl.
2-hour parking on SkySong Blvd. between building 1 & 2


ASU SkySong Guest Parking – Building III
Surface parking lot South of 1365 building, entrance off Innovation Pl.
Overflow lot (gravel), entrance off Innovation Pl.
SkySong Blvd parking (non-two hour restricted) Innovation Pl. parking
Parking garage is avaliable 30 minutes before event start time and
15 minutues after event start time, entrance off Enterprise Dr.


1475 North Scottsdale Road
Room #301 Ingenuity
Scottsdale , AZ 85257


SkySong 1


August 20, 2019


11:00am - 1:00pm


AZTC Members, FREE | Non-Members, $20