What Do Agile Leaders Do

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What Do Agile Leaders Do

  1. 1. WHAT DO AGILELEADERS DO?Flavius Stef
  2. 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. 3. You?
  4. 4. Authority, information “Traditional” company
  5. 5. “Traditional” leader≈ Issue commands≈ Follow execution≈ Encourage conformism≈ No need for collaboration
  6. 6. “He who thinketh he leadeth and hath noone following him is only taking a walk.” John Maxwell
  7. 7. Authority, information “Agile” company
  8. 8. Agile leader≈ Servant leader≈ Collaborate on tasks≈ Encourage creativity
  9. 9. How does an agile leader cause change? … influence
  10. 10. You must work on...Yourself Individuals Teams
  11. 11. WORK ON YOURSELF
  12. 12. “Leaders can never take others fartherthan they have gone themselves” John Maxwell
  13. 13. Model the values≈ Share information≈ Be a team player≈ Work in priority order≈ Challenge the status quo
  14. 14. WORK ON INDIVIDUALS
  15. 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. 16. Listen
  17. 17. Give effective feedback
  18. 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. 19. Develop people
  20. 20. ENCOURAGE SAFE TO FAILEXPERIMENTS
  21. 21. WORK ON TEAMS
  22. 22. Amplify ordampen voices
  23. 23. Dont try towin everyargument
  24. 24. Communities of Practice
  25. 25. Design work to promote collaboration≈ WIP≈ Pairing≈ Code Reviews≈ Collective Code Ownership
  26. 26. Quick poll: Raise your hand ifyou enjoy meetings
  27. 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. 28. And more...≈ Create a shared vision≈ Demand performance. Never compromise on quality≈ Take it to the team≈ Encourage accountability
  29. 29. LETS WRAP IT UP
  30. 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. 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. 32. Who can be an agile leader?≈ Top management ?≈ Middle management ?≈ Scrum Masters ?≈ Product Owners ?≈ ??? YOU!
  33. 33. Books
  34. 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. 35. @flaviusstefflavius.stef@mozaicworks.com THANK YOU! QUESTIONS?

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