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How agile is "Agile Enough?"
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Debbie Madden
Stride Founder & Chairwoman

Stride Consulting

How agile is "agile enough?"

How "Agile" is “Agile Enough” for Leadership Teams?

As an Agilist and a serial tech entrepreneur, I have spent most of my career surrounded by other Agilists. However, now that Stride has scaled to the point where we have seasoned leaders across multiple disciplines, we’ve found ourselves grappling with the question - How Agile is Agile enough for our leadership team?

Specifically, how do we balance empowering and trusting our leaders with aligning on an Agile set of capabilities and values? And, can a leader who fails to embrace an Agile mindset still succeed in their leadership role at Stride?

In this talk, I’ll share an inside look at Stride leadership team’s Agile successes and failures. I’ll share perspectives from both Agilists and non-Agilists, and share our struggles, our light bulb moments and our lessons learned.

Whether your company is a startup, scaling or an enterprise, you’ll walk away with a wholistic view of how much Agile is truly enough for not only a leadership team, but also for any non-technical team.


Debbie Madden is a serial tech entrepreneur, the founder & Chair of Stride Consulting, Advisor at Docker, author of Hire Women, and two time Inc 500 CEO. She is a mother, wife, and breast cancer survivor. Debbie has built and scaled 5 tech companies from the ground up and has been CEO of three of them. She is passionate about building teams that individuals truly enjoy being part of. Due to her reputation as a passionate woman executive in technology, Debbie is a sought after speaker and writer, having appeared in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, Varney&Co TV and more.

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