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Julia Wester
Improvement Coach @ LeanKit
Blog: Everydaykanban.com
Twitter: @everydaykanban
Let’s (not) get rid of all
the ...
@everydaykanban
Managers, VPS, executives… they all need to go. Here’s how one company
reorganized itself for maximum empl...
@everydaykanban
What about
me?
@everydaykanban
1850s
1930s
Now
Birth of Scientific Management
Motivation becomes a focus
Major shift to agency
Eras of ma...
@everydaykanban
It’s a system problem, not a people problem
7 tips
to being a
manager
your team
can
@everydaykanban
love
@everydaykanban
Ignore
position,
be part of
the team
#1
@everydaykanban
Treat people like people, not servers#2
Resources
@everydaykanban
Care about, listen to team members#3
@everydaykanban Joshua Kerievsky, Industrial Logic, @joshuakerievsky
Put
Cognitive
Safety
First
#4
Software makers from poor working
conditions, including hostile relationships, death
marches, burnout, hazardous software,...
@everydaykanban
Manage by intent, not control#5
@everydaykanban
Understand the effects of metrics#6
@everydaykanban
This isn’t
going to
work out
the way
you hope
it will
@everydaykanban
Provide coaching
advice along with
a small
set of
balanced metrics
@everydaykanban
Be your team’s biggest fan#7
@everydaykanban
Ignore positional power
Say people, not resources
Get to know the team
Put cognitive safety first
Manage b...
@everydaykanban
Peter Drucker
“Management is about human
beings. Its task is to make people
capable of joint performance, ...
@everydaykanban
@everydaykanban
Do something different on
www.leankit.com
Julia Wester | @everydaykanban | everydaykanban.com
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Let's (not) get rid of all the managers!

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Talk given at Confoo16: Are you a manager in a world that increasingly wishes you didn’t exist? The positional power structure of traditional management is at odds with an agile approach. But, don’t despair… there’s hope! Fortunately, it is possible to do your job well and have your team want to hug you instead of kill you. Julia Wester will talk about how to transform your role away from its command and control roots and be a valuable member of an agile team.

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Let's (not) get rid of all the managers!

  1. 1. Julia Wester Improvement Coach @ LeanKit Blog: Everydaykanban.com Twitter: @everydaykanban Let’s (not) get rid of all the managers!
  2. 2. @everydaykanban Managers, VPS, executives… they all need to go. Here’s how one company reorganized itself for maximum employee satisfaction. Want Happier Employees? Get Rid of the Bosses
  3. 3. @everydaykanban What about me?
  4. 4. @everydaykanban 1850s 1930s Now Birth of Scientific Management Motivation becomes a focus Major shift to agency Eras of management
  5. 5. @everydaykanban It’s a system problem, not a people problem
  6. 6. 7 tips to being a manager your team can @everydaykanban love
  7. 7. @everydaykanban Ignore position, be part of the team #1
  8. 8. @everydaykanban Treat people like people, not servers#2 Resources
  9. 9. @everydaykanban Care about, listen to team members#3
  10. 10. @everydaykanban Joshua Kerievsky, Industrial Logic, @joshuakerievsky Put Cognitive Safety First #4
  11. 11. Software makers from poor working conditions, including hostile relationships, death marches, burnout, hazardous software, insufficient testing infrastructure, poor lighting, uncomfortable seating, excessive work hours and insufficient exercise. Software managers from the stress and consequences of not delivering, insufficient insight into progress, poor planning and sudden surprises. @everydaykanban Protects people: Joshua Kerievsky, Industrial Logic, @joshuakerievsky
  12. 12. @everydaykanban Manage by intent, not control#5
  13. 13. @everydaykanban Understand the effects of metrics#6
  14. 14. @everydaykanban This isn’t going to work out the way you hope it will
  15. 15. @everydaykanban Provide coaching advice along with a small set of balanced metrics
  16. 16. @everydaykanban Be your team’s biggest fan#7
  17. 17. @everydaykanban Ignore positional power Say people, not resources Get to know the team Put cognitive safety first Manage by intent, not control Properly wield metrics Be your team’s biggest fan
  18. 18. @everydaykanban Peter Drucker “Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant”
  19. 19. @everydaykanban
  20. 20. @everydaykanban Do something different on
  21. 21. www.leankit.com Julia Wester | @everydaykanban | everydaykanban.com

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