Tag: agile leadership

  • Develop Agile Managers, or Agile Dies

    Develop Agile Managers, or Agile Dies

    To sustain rapid adaptation and innovation, we need good agile managers. But management talent is rare, and agile management talent even rarer. Danger lurks when executives and managers don’t understand agile. You can tell when managers don’t understand agile: they don’t use it themselves. Agile methods, Scrum particularly, are perfect for managing creative teams, including management teams planning…

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  • Strategy Scrum Teams

    Strategy Scrum Teams

    Management teams can use Strategy Scrum to manage themselves and more effectively finish important work.

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  • Top-Down Agile Beats Bottom-Up

    Top-Down Agile Beats Bottom-Up

    Leaders who publicly demonstrate agile methodologies and promote them top-down drive their organizations to sustain agile practices and succeed. But bottom-up agile transformations lack resiliency and generate cultural strife. Agile methodologies are now widely recommended for managing software development, but most large companies require transformation from entrenched “waterfall development,” an intuitively appealing strategy that has created massive project disasters (see Why…

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  • Agile Leadership Patterns:The Agile Way of Doing

    Agile Leadership Patterns:
    The Agile Way of Doing

    Dan Greening and Jeff Sutherland will discuss Agile Leadership Patterns: The Agile Way of Doing at the Agile 2015 Conference, August 3–6, 2015. Join us and learn to answer the questions, “Am I agile?”, “Is my organization agile?” and “Are my leaders agile?” You only need to know five patterns.

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