Line Managers - an Endangered Species in AgilePankaj Kanchankar
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The matrix organization of yore relied on maximizing returns on each skillset. This lead to having line managers and practice horizontals.
Engineering managers looking after developers and practice managers looking after the respective practices of BA, QA and PMO. This lead to having multiple lines of reporting for team member whilst on the project.
In Agile teams, focus is on the self organising teams of empowered employees working towards common success criteria (project success is team success). Not everyone can be a PO or a Scrum Master. So is the role of so called line managers or practice managers become redundant?
Whats their role in the agile teams?
How their role needs to transform
In this talk I will be addressing these questions. Bring out how some of their responsibilities are now taken up by the team or Product Owner or Scrum Master. I will also be suggesting how line managers can take this as an opportunity to morph into more meaningful roles that help the organization and teams.