Is that your Waterfall? Or are you Happy to See Me?
We come with the best intentions, go to workshops and conferences, get the best coaches, and then when we look at our process what we find is a classic Waterfall!
What happens between the time we decide to go Agile until we discover that we find ourselves in the same old patterns, just calling it Agile?
In the first part of the talk I will present some of the familiar patterns that "help" us re-implement the same process in other names.
In the second part I will share some tips to make a change that sustains agility.
During the talk I will share success and failure stories of my own and of others.
This talk is intended for managers and manager-wannabes who wish to implement an Agile transition that, unlike Waterfall, holds water.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
The session be constructed in two main parts:
In the first part I will demonstrate management patterns that hinder agility:
Which leadership styles, management tools, processes, roles, responsibilities and so on, are familiar in organizations and are counterproductive for agility.
The structure style will be as "This is how I managed to kill agility in X simple steps", with first-hand or second-hand real-life examples.
The second part will be constructed as a 10-tips-for-the-agile-manager style.
For each tip there will be either an assessment tool, or a pragmatic adaptation technique that can help increase agility.
The talk will end with a short Q&A session.
1. How to identify things we do today that hinder agility
2. As a manager, what can we start doing tomorrow morning, and how, to increase agility in my own work and in my teams.
Managers, Scrum Masters, Lean Mentors, Team Leads, PMOs, Anyone wishing to lead an agile transition
schedule Submitted 6 years ago
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