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Leading for Self-organization - Stretch 2020 - Ben Linders

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Agile is something for teams, right? True, but teams don’t function in a vacuum. As a manager, you can set the stage and support teams who want to increase their agility. This presentation explores three topics that managers can work on to make teams succeed and increase the company’s agility: Leadership, Collaboration, and Culture.

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Leading for Self-organization - Stretch 2020 - Ben Linders

  1. 1. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 1
  2. 2. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 2 Professional profile:  Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker  Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous improvement  Freelance Editor for InfoQ.com
  3. 3. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 3 Management 1. The process of dealing with or controlling things or people. 1.1 treated as singular or plural The people managing a company or organization, regarded collectively. 1.2 The responsibility for and control of a company or organization. 1.3 Medicine Psychiatry The treatment or control of diseases or disorders, or the care of patients who suffer them. ‘2. archaic Trickery; deceit. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/management
  4. 4. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 4
  5. 5. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 5 People working together to deliver value to the users of products or services and stakeholders Agile team  Self-organized  Deliver value  Collaborative  Learn and adjust
  6. 6. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 6 Team working Purpose Safety Autonomy
  7. 7. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 7  unfair workload  find it hard to work together  depend too much on colleagues  too much unclearness  not getting credits you deserve  work with people you dislike  unclear roles or expectations  unsure how what you contributes  slowed down by colleagues Why people hate working in teams
  8. 8. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 8 Why people hate working together  unfair workload  find it hard to work together  depend too much on colleagues  too much unclearness  not getting credits you deserve  work with people you dislike  unclear roles or expectations  unsure how what you contributes  slowed down by colleagues
  9. 9. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 9 Collaboration
  10. 10. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 10 Removing impediments to collaboration What can managers do  Attend to folk’s needs (Bob Marshall)  Listen & provide support!  Break down barriers  Trust your teams Teams can remove most impediments themselves!
  11. 11. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 11 Why work in a team? – WIFM?  Get more done together  Getting credit  Give and get help  Learn from each other  Camaraderie, belonging  Increased work satisfaction Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
  12. 12. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 12 Leadership Approaches and Styles  Intent-based leadership  Holacracy  Sociocracy & Sociocracy 3.0  Host leadership  Servant leadership  Management 3.0  Invitation Leadership  Elastic Leadership  And many more… Agile leadership
  13. 13. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 13 Agile leadership Safe-to-fail Reflect Feedback Coach people Be Coached Give trust
  14. 14. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 14 Creating a teamwork culture  Guide Self-organization  Foster Modern Leadership  Be an Example Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash
  15. 15. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 15 Organizing for teamwork  Establish Stable Teams  Embrace Diversity  Short-cycled Improvement
  16. 16. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 16 Benefits of Agile Teams  No micromanagement  Sustainable pace  Better overview  Improved communication  Better results Making Agile Work for You
  17. 17. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 17 What if it doesn’t work? • Take time to reflect • Encourge people to speak up • Develop team working skills • Get team coaching Agile Retrospectives
  18. 18. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 18 Advice to managers Dont call people resources!
  19. 19. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 19 How to NOT manage agile teams  Don't call people resources  Don’t micromanage  Don’t put pressure on teams  Don’t be a jerk When in doubt: don’t do it and see what happens
  20. 20. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 20 Advice to managers  Listen  Value collaboration  Trust people  Give them what they need  Reward team results  Drive out fear
  21. 21. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 21 One last thing Managers are people too!  Stop using the term “management”, “business”, “boss”, or “them”.  Call them by their name, respect them as you want to be respected.  Managers come to work to do their job the best they can, just like you.
  22. 22. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 22 Thank you!Thank you! Ben Linders Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous Improvement info@BenLinders.cominfo@BenLinders.com @BenLinders www.linkedin.com/in/benlinderswww.linkedin.com/in/benlinders www.facebook.com/BenLindersAdvieswww.facebook.com/BenLindersAdvies www.benlinders.comwww.benlinders.com
  23. 23. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 23 Background Information
  24. 24. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 24 Assessing your Agility Over 70 tools: • Self-Assessment checklists • Readyness checks • Maturity assessments • Agile health checks • Measurements • And much more! Agile Self-Assessments
  25. 25. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 25 Services for Agile Self-assessments Services for assessing your agility and increase delivered value: • In-house workshop for playing the Agile Self-assessment Game • Public workshops to experience the Agile Self-assessment Game • Agile assessment for your team, department, or organization • Facilitation for playing the game at your event (conference, meetup, hackathon, game lab, etc) • Tailoring the Agile Self-assessment Game to your specific needs • Licenses for playing the game • … Contact: benlinders@gmail.com +31 6 2901 3863
  26. 26. Ben Linders Consulting benlinders.com - @BenLinders 26 Continuous Improvement  Become aware of importance of continuous improvement,  Explore how it’s engrained in agile software development  Suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously Increase your organization's agility! Leanpub.com/continuousimprovement “Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable”
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    Feb. 28, 2020

Agile is something for teams, right? True, but teams don’t function in a vacuum. As a manager, you can set the stage and support teams who want to increase their agility. This presentation explores three topics that managers can work on to make teams succeed and increase the company’s agility: Leadership, Collaboration, and Culture.

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