Agile transformations are no child's play. There is inertia, restlessness, impatience and the constant desire to run away. Traits that anyone who has been a parent to little kids has encountered, and learnt in their own way how to handle.

This session looks at parallels between parenting and trying to influence teams through an agile transformation. We look at some of the things that successful parents do that can be done by leaders trying to take their teams through a transformation.

Because if teams sometimes behave like children, the leader needs to be a parent too!

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Outline/structure of the Session

- What are some of the challenges teams facing in an agile transformation?

- What frustrates the leader?

- What frustrates a parent?

- What do successful parents do?

- Bringing Parenting into Agile transformations

Learning Outcome

This session provides some food for thought for leaders struggling with the people element of their transformations. At the end of the day, teams are made of people and the success of any Agile transformation hinges on their engagement and involvement into the process.

This session mixes humor with some intuitiveness to share insights into some things parents do which are equally helpful when working with teams and getting them to follow your path.

Target Audience

Business leaders, Managers, Scrum masters


Nothing in particular. An open mind and some experience with managing people through an agile transformation.

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