Agile and Scrum teach us that self-organizing teams are key to success. But what to do with the power, ranks, and authority? Shall we give up them completely? I don't think so. Shall we rely on them exclusively? It kills self-organization. This talk is about why managers (well, everyone to be fair) strive to use their power, what to do if the system provokes you to do this, and how to find a balance between power and self-organization.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

- Intro and setting the stage

- Challenges of a manager during Agile transformation

- What is self-organization in details, levels of self-organization

- Delegation poker as a tool

- Fail-safe environment

- How our brain prevents us from new behaviors

- How to build new behaviors

Learning Outcome

Understand what managers can and should do in an Agile environment

Target Audience

managers in Agile environment

Prerequisites for Attendees

none

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