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  • 1. WHAT DO AGILELEADERS DO?Flavius Stef
  • 2. Me≈ Flavius Stef≈ 10 years in I.T.≈ Was: – Web Developer – Co-founder – Project Manager – Scrum Master – Product Owner≈ CSM, Agile Coach and Trainer
  • 3. You?
  • 4. Authority, information “Traditional” company
  • 5. “Traditional” leader≈ Issue commands≈ Follow execution≈ Encourage conformism≈ No need for collaboration
  • 6. “He who thinketh he leadeth and hath noone following him is only taking a walk.” John Maxwell
  • 7. Authority, information “Agile” company
  • 8. Agile leader≈ Servant leader≈ Collaborate on tasks≈ Encourage creativity
  • 9. How does an agile leader cause change? … influence
  • 10. You must work on...Yourself Individuals Teams
  • 11. WORK ON YOURSELF
  • 12. “Leaders can never take others fartherthan they have gone themselves” John Maxwell
  • 13. Model the values≈ Share information≈ Be a team player≈ Work in priority order≈ Challenge the status quo
  • 14. WORK ON INDIVIDUALS
  • 15. “People dont care how much you knowuntil they know how much you care.” John Maxwell“Your job is to touch everyone and getinto their soul.” Jack Welch
  • 16. Listen
  • 17. Give effective feedback
  • 18. Give effective feedback ≈ Michael, may I tell you something?≈ (Close to the event) ≈ The last couple of mornings I noticed1. Ask for permission you were using your cell phone during the Daily Standup.2. Describe specific ≈ When you do that, you send the behavior message that the meeting is not important to you and that you dont feel part of the team. In turn, that3. Describe impact of may affect the way the rest of the behavior team relates to you. ≈ How should we have the daily so4. Discuss next steps that you are more involved?
  • 19. Develop people
  • 20. ENCOURAGE SAFE TO FAILEXPERIMENTS
  • 21. WORK ON TEAMS
  • 22. Amplify ordampen voices
  • 23. Dont try towin everyargument
  • 24. Communities of Practice
  • 25. Design work to promote collaboration≈ WIP≈ Pairing≈ Code Reviews≈ Collective Code Ownership
  • 26. Quick poll: Raise your hand ifyou enjoy meetings
  • 27. Effective Meetings≈ Set an agenda: topics, goals, things to decide, whats in it for me≈ Invite all stakeholders, send reminders≈ Go before, make sure room is properly set up≈ During ≈ Ensure it ends on time ≈ Park topics not relevant for purpose ≈ Generate next actions list with owners ≈ Confirm mutual understanding at the end ≈ Visual facilitation≈Send notes about plans, next actions to other stakeholders
  • 28. And more...≈ Create a shared vision≈ Demand performance. Never compromise on quality≈ Take it to the team≈ Encourage accountability
  • 29. LETS WRAP IT UP
  • 30. ≈ Agile Leaders lead by influence≈ They show integrity: walk the talk≈ They care about colleagues and help develop them≈ They make sure all the voices are heard in the team and bring people together
  • 31. Heres a simple mnemonic Things other Things otherpeople do to you people do to you that you dislike that you likeDONT DO THEM DO THEM
  • 32. Who can be an agile leader?≈ Top management ?≈ Middle management ?≈ Scrum Masters ?≈ Product Owners ?≈ ??? YOU!
  • 33. Books
  • 34. Credits● Business Man – http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/43626/128/administrator_business_man_consultancy_man_user_icon● Cool Guy – http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/51940/128/male_man_user_icon● White man – http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/55753/64/man_person_user_icon● Hand – http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/62090/48/like_thumb_thumbs_thumbs_up_up_vote_icon● House MD – http://www.flickr.com/photos/youhon/4120597918/sizes/m/in/photostream/● Earth&Moon – http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedharma/89187774/sizes/o/in/photostream/● Crying smiley – http://www.iconfinder.com/icondetails/15492/128/cry_smiley_icon
  • 35. @flaviusstefflavius.stef@mozaicworks.com THANK YOU! QUESTIONS?

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