504 The Accidental People Challenges of Agile Development
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 27
Management and Strategy
Agile is a decentralized strategy in deeply centralized organizations. This conflict is made worse when the people in agile can’t adjust to the mindset. Transforming skills, culture, leadership, talent, and perception of quality, ambiguity, bias, and skills creates struggle in new agile practitioners.
In this session, you’ll explore the way agile is supposed to work and look at strategies for easing the transition to this approach. You’ll revisit the Agile Manifesto to find clues for transition and identify the new skills and competencies required for agile success. You’ll look at how to challenge the culture to balance agility, efficiency, predictability, accountability, and throughput, as well as how to promote and drive collaboration and participation to ensure trust. You’ll also discuss how to determine the explicit change to leadership.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the subtle imperatives that make agile work
- How to redefine competencies and behaviors for agile staff
- How to create a job benchmark to identify appropriate agile talent
- How to defocus hierarchy and focus on collaboration and trust
- How to change the culture to drive agile success
- How to identify and share bias
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Managing Practice Director, Learning Services
Lou Russell is managing practice director of learning at Moser. She is a consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to grow companies through their people. She is the author of 10 books, including Leadership Training, Managing Projects, and Talent GPS. Through speaking, training, and writing, Lou draws on 30 years of helping organizations achieve their full potential. She inspires improvement in leadership, project management, and provoking learning. Lou's upbeat style and humorous stories will give you the motivation to grow. You will be moving, laughing, participating, inspired, and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.