Team of leaders

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

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Team of leaders

  1. 1. Team of Leaders
  2. 2. QA at ThoughtWorks @nattivolk Natalie
  3. 3. Developer at ThoughtWorks @acbarbosa Alexandre
  4. 4. Team of Leaders
  5. 5. Let's talk a bit about leadership
  6. 6. is this leadership?
  7. 7. or this?
  8. 8. or this?
  9. 9. Leadership is not Senior Chief Executive
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Timebox: 10 Minutes Would you be up for an exercise?
  13. 13. Round 1: Let’s form triangles
  14. 14. Round 2: Let’s try it a bit differently
  15. 15. How long did it take us?
  16. 16. How ants do it
  17. 17. But humans ...
  18. 18. None of us are as smart as all of us ...
  19. 19. … because each one adds something different
  20. 20. Technical Master
  21. 21. Party Maker
  22. 22. Organizational Wizard
  23. 23. What Leaders do you have in your team???
  24. 24. Team of Leaders
  25. 25. Self-organized teams + Leadership Team of Leaders Really that easy?
  26. 26. ● Passion ● Commitment ● Proactivity ● Openness ● Courage Choose the right people
  27. 27. ● open environment ● communication ● trust ● motivation ● safe ● respect Create the environment
  28. 28. ● support learning ● give opportunities ● coaching ● feedback Support your people
  29. 29. Evolve your leadership model Situational leadership
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Questions?

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