Are you a leadership group or a leadership team?

location_city Melbourne schedule Jul 19th 04:15 - 04:45 PM place EN 303 (C40) people 44 Interested

We spend a lot of time talking about our delivery team mix and structure, we put time into reviewing their progress looking for room to improve and we scrutinize their backlog and metrics. But what about the other team. The one regularly forgotten. In most places the team that doesn’t practice what they preach.

The leadership team.

In this session we look at the function of IT leadership and how it can benefit from the processes and approaches we strive to achieve in our delivery teams.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Assessing your own Org Structure and teams
  • Understanding the processes and approaches applied in different teams
  • What does a good team look like
  • Practical takeaways for a working leadership team

Learning Outcome

  • People in leadership roles should leave with a new approach to working on the most important things.
  • People in delivery teams should leave with some confidence to hold their leadership accountable for valuable work.

Target Audience

Anyone working in a software delivery team and especially people in tech leadership roles


schedule Submitted 3 years ago

  • Mark Barber

    Mark Barber - Trust through transparency - Radiating information to build trust

    Mark Barber
    Mark Barber
    Agile Coach
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 Mins

    Autonomous and empowered teams are a key building block of agile organisations but require a great deal of trust to work. Management and leadership must trust people and teams to do the right thing, and teams need to trust that management will support them when needed.

    Transparency is a low-cost means of building trust. Transparency gained through the open sharing of information, particularly visual information, has played a large part in agile and lean thinking - from lean's visual controls, to XP's "big visible charts" and beyond.

    We will explore how transparency, and the radiation of information, can build trust and cultures where "safe to fail" is more than a theoretical concept.