location_city Toronto schedule Nov 6th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM place Lake Erie people 1 Interested

Next time you are in a conversation with your peers, you could ask them, what is the role of the manager in an Agile environment?  They may say, the role of manager should transition into that of a servant leader.  You may end up being none the wiser with that reply.

One of the best responses to that question we recall is, the role of the manager in an Agile environment is similar to that of a captain of an aircraft or ship, they support the performance of their crew and deal with emergencies if they arise.

Successful Agile needs an accumulation of many things.  One building block is the establishment of leadership at multiple levels, managers are an essential part of this.  In order to achieve this, the Agile manager must be aware of the various stances they could assume at the appropriate time, to provide the best support for their teams.  This session introduces several stances and principle's aligned to each stance to help get you started in an interactive way and hands on approach.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Session outline as follows:

The session uses accelerated learning techniques, and is highly interactive, based on the 4C’s approach described in Sharon Bowman’s Training from the Back of the Room.

Before the session commences, attendees will be provided a short introduction to the tools that will be used, Zoom and Mural (link to Mural will be provided at this point)

Connection Activity

     Participants will be provided a thought-provoking question related to the role of manager in Agile and ask to provide their ideas on virtual post-it notes.  (Break out rooms)

Concepts

     Concept 1: Understanding levels of Team Authority

     Concept 2: Understanding human behaviour using Results Pyramid Model

     Concept 3: Overview of the 8 management stances

Concrete Practice

      Concept 1 Concrete Practice: Self reflection of what type of team authority exists in their organisation (small group activity)

      Concept 2 Concrete Practice: Using the Result Pyramids, small group discussion of their experiences reflecting on the model described in the concept.

      Concept 3 Concrete Practice: Each stance will have an activity for participants to practice in groups/triads

Conclusion

     Participants to share their key learnings 

     Q & A

 

Learning Outcome

  • To be able to explain the 8 different stances (roles) a manager can adopt.
  • To identify scenarios or situations when to adopt each stance.
  • To demonstrate each stance through practice
  • To be able to explain the role of the manager in team agility
  • To be able to apply coaching tools and techniques back in your organization

Target Audience

Managers, ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Team Leads

Prerequisites for Attendees

Please have video camera on for group conversations.

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