Just as the way teams work is evolving, the role of the manager is evolving too. Agile teams don’t want or need someone delegating tasks and micromanaging how the work gets done. Instead, to perform at their best, agile teams need someone who can evolve and adapt. Someone who will trust, support, and enable them. They need a true agile leader!

The transformation from manager to agile leader takes work, and not every manager you encounter is excited for their role to change. So, how do you get them on board? How do you coach them through this critical change to ensure the success of their teams?

In this interactive session we will:

  • Examine the key differences between a traditional manager and an agile leader
  • Share the stories of how we have approached coaching managers challenged with this transformation
  • Practice hands-on tools and techniques you can use to help managers evolve into an agile leader
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Interactive brainstorm examining the key differences between a traditional manager and an agile leader
  • Presenters will share the stories of how each of us has approached coaching managers challenged with this transformation
  • Practice hands-on tools and techniques you can use to help managers evolve into an agile leader

Learning Outcome

  1. Gain empathy for managers who may be struggling with an agile transformation
  2. Return to your organization with ideas you can use to help your managers evolve into agile leaders

Target Audience

Coaches, Scrum Masters, Team Leaders, or Agile Champions

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  • Lynn Winterboer
    By Lynn Winterboer  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Kimberly and Melissa - Please submit a copy of your presentation and/or details of the hands-on tools and techniques you will share. Thanks!

    • Kimberly Bartlett
      By Kimberly Bartlett  ~  6 months ago
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      Hi Lynn,

      Thank you for taking a look at this proposal. We've added a link to a google doc with our intended workshop outline. Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the document or if more detail is required at this point. Happy to provide. 

      Melissa & I would love the opportunity to present at Mile High Agile this year - this topic or our other topic related to Remote Teams. We welcome any/all feedback on our submissions.

      Thanks again,

      Kimberly & Melissa

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