From Management to Leadership : Experience report from an enterprise Agile journey !

With most of the Agile enterprise transformation, the focus has always been on the engineering teams. However one of the most important functions, mid-level managers who supposed to enable this transformation are themselves left out of this journey in many cases.

 

We are going to analyze the impact of such a case where mid-level management don't buy in the idea of agile transformation and withdraw silently. We know that visible resistance is sign of change which exposes the real ground problems people are facing during change, but when individuals don't buy in the change and don't resist also it become very dangerous. Such situations can kill entire transformation as slow poison.

 

The typical traditional management mindset is where managers focus on actions to get the results. This attitude should be transformed where leaders should empower and believe in the team to get the results. Our presentation will be focused on how can we shift from traditional management mindset towards leadership.

 

The part of the session will be interactive where we will engage the audience seeking their inputs and categorizing them to arrive at our theme.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The session will be a combination of experience report and interactive activity.

1. Introduction - 5 minutes

2. Impact of mid-level management to be left out during transformation - 10 minutes

3. Probable solutions for better transformation - 10 minutes

4. Interactive activity on Management vs. Leadership - 15-20 minutes

 

Learning Outcome

The participants/audience will gain an understanding and importance of mid-level management role in the agile transformation. It will also be an opportunity for people managers to self assess themselves where they are in the journey from management to leadership.

Target Audience

Funcational Managers, Project and Program Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Leads

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Manoj,

       Thank you much for the submission.  When I read it, it feels more like a discussion than something that people will learn.  Can you help me bridge that gap - what is one thing that attendees to your session would take away / try the following week at work?

    Best,

    Joel

    • Manoj K. Agarwal
      By Manoj K. Agarwal  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      The take away for participants from this session will be about key difference between managing the teams and leading the teams. For functional managers the agile transformation journey is about transforming from 'Managing' to 'Leading' and we will focus on that aspect during this session.

       

      -Manoj


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