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Title: A Playbook for an Agile Manager

Speaker: Chris Philipsen

Time/Room: 9:25 AM/Augusta - Fusion


You have worked hard to get where you are – paid your dues, learned from your mentors, and done things the way they’ve always been done. Now your company has adopted Agile! A different mindset takes hold, and you feel lost. Your job clarity is gone; day-to-day activities are confusing; and management oversight gets lost with cross-functional teams. What now? This interactive session will discuss how a traditional manager can adapt to be part an Agile organization. Big picture topics include how the role adds value to the staff and the organization, including how to provide vision and take charge of your group’s culture; tangible topics include introspection about leadership style and adapting everyday manager job responsibilities to an Agile mindset. Finally, we will hash out real life ideas and suggestions for how to handle every day management challenges. Learning outcomes: (1) Understand differences between traditional and Agile organizations (2) A new mental model for what a manager needs to provide for the team and organization (3) Learn about yourself and your own leadership style (4) Actions you can take to adopt and become a great Agile manager

Topic: Scaling/Transformational Agile

Target Audience: General

Keywords: Agile, Management, Leader, culture


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