Project Management practices teach PMs to be leaders, to drive results and to complete the project on time, on budget and on scope.  In Agile, we are expecting our leaders to stand in front of the team to take the criticisms but to be behind them and let them do their job.  

Too often managers/leaders fall back into the directing mode, telling the teams what to do and how.  There needs to be a better understanding of what servant leadership means, how to achieve it and why it is important.

This session will explore the different styles of leadership and why, for Agile, servant leadership is important.

 
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Time Topic
0-5 Introduction. What is this about? Setting the stage
6-15 The old way. What PMP taught
16-30 The new way. How it should be done
31-45 Real world examples of doing it wrong/right
46-55 Questions from the audience
56-60 Wrap up

Learning Outcome

A better understand of servant leadership.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Development Managers, Executives

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