The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
Time: October 26, 2009 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Location: Tivoli Student Union, Room 320 Section B (Baerresen Ballroom)
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Alex Viggio
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2009
Many of us have our personal identities wrapped up in our jobs and responsibilities. We define who we are by what we do for a living. In agile processes, the management job is very different from what most of us are used to hearing.
New agile managers struggle with what precisely their roles are in an agile environment. They begin by thinking it is simply about shifting from a focus on Gantt charts to a focus on burndown charts and task boards. But they soon discover that there is more to it, or rather less to it, as many of the tasks they used to do are no longer considered important or appropriate.
Agile teams are self-organizing, so what does the agile manager do? They move from command-and-control to servant leadership, from adversary to advocate, and from director to mediator, negotiator, and facilitator.
Join Michele Sliger for stories about how adopting agile has affected others like you. Learn how agile adoptions have changed individuals, their perceptions of agile, their leadership styles, and even their personal lives. Hear examples of personal transformations of team managers to executives, each of whom clearly recalls their "light bulb moment", the moment when they realized what their new identities would be in an agile environment.
Michele Sliger has extensive experience in agile software development, having worked in both XP and Scrum teams before becoming a consultant. As a self-described "bridge builder," her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility. Along with co-author Stacia Broderick, their book The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility focuses on that topic, helping PMI-trained project managers make the transition.
Michele is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). If you have a question or would like help with your agile adoption, Michele can be reached at email@example.com