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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Half-day Tutorials

What Do Agile Managers Do? NEW

The Agile Manifesto makes no mention of management. So does that mean that we don’t need managers? No. We need managers, but what they do changes in an agile organization. In an agile organization, where managers no longer define and monitor daily tactical project tasks, we need them more than ever as organizational leaders―setting strategy, managing the organization-wide project portfolio, removing organizational obstacles, building trusting relationships with the staff, coaching, providing feedback, assisting with career development, leading the hiring decisions and process, and building the capacity of the organization. Do you know how to perform this work? In this experiential session, Johanna Rothman invites you to experience part of the day of an agile manager. Feel what it is like to set strategy, manage the project portfolio, remove obstacles, provide feedback, and build the capacity of the organization. This is a simulation-based tutorial. Come prepared to experience and debrief to learn.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.

Known as the “Pragmatic Manager,”Johanna Rothman helps organizational leaders identify problems and risks in their product development and recognize potential “gotchas,” seize opportunities, and remove impediments. Johanna is the technical editor for and is author of Manage Your Job Search, Hiring Geeks That Fit, Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, the 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It!

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