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My talk with Natalie Volk (@nvolk) at 'Agiles 2013' about leadership on mature agile teams

My talk with Natalie Volk (@nvolk) at 'Agiles 2013' about leadership on mature agile teams



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    • Team of Leaders
    • QA at ThoughtWorks @nattivolk Natalie
    • Developer at ThoughtWorks @acbarbosa Alexandre
    • Team of Leaders
    • Let's talk a bit about leadership
    • is this leadership?
    • or this?
    • or this?
    • Leadership is not Senior Chief Executive
    • Leadership is about teams Bill Gates: “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.
    • The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. Agile is about teams
    • Timebox: 10 Minutes Would you be up for an exercise?
    • Round 1: Let’s form triangles
    • Round 2: Let’s try it a bit differently
    • How long did it take us?
    • How ants do it
    • But humans ...
    • None of us are as smart as all of us ...
    • … because each one adds something different
    • Technical Master
    • Party Maker
    • Organizational Wizard
    • What Leaders do you have in your team???
    • Team of Leaders
    • Self-organized teams + Leadership Team of Leaders Really that easy?
    • ● Passion ● Commitment ● Proactivity ● Openness ● Courage Choose the right people
    • ● open environment ● communication ● trust ● motivation ● safe ● respect Create the environment
    • ● support learning ● give opportunities ● coaching ● feedback Support your people
    • Evolve your leadership model Situational leadership
    • Team of Leaders Leadership is not the sole prerogative of people with fancy titles, corner offices, and loads of frequent-flier miles. (...) We purposefully focus on “leadership,” not the “leader.” Bob and Greg Vanourek
    • Questions?