Evolving the role of team leadership in a devops transformation

schedule 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM place EN 307(C40) people 34 Attending

There is much discussion about the changing roles of Development and Operations staff when organisations undergo agile/digital/devops transformations. But what about the changing role of the Team Leader?

In pre-agile environments, as a Team Lead, your role is one of structure and co-ordination, it is through you that work routes. You know the skills and capacity of your team and are regularly making decisions about what can and can’t be done.

But as your team starts to work in agile teams, the need for you to keep them busy is reduced, as this is now a responsibility of the product owner and agile team itself.

You might find yourself asking “Do we need Team Lead’s in an agile/devops culture?”, and if so “What value can I provide?

This sessions looks at the opportunities existing Team Leaders have to support and drive digital transformation through the discussion of focus' they can bring to the team.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Introduction to pre-agile team leadership
  2. Transition - Team Leader == Product Owner
  3. Moving forward - Team Leader == Team Member
  4. Opportunities to drive the team forward

Learning Outcome

Takeaway an understanding of how existing Team Leaders can continue to contribute value in agile environments when they are not the ones that are deciding what work is done.

Target Audience

Team leaders and managers of team leaders who are looking for how they can continue to provide value in an agile/digital/devops transformation environment.

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