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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Agile Leadership

Leadership Styles for a Successful Agile Transformation Prior Year Content

Transforming an organization to become more agile requires leadership. But what kind of leadership? Who does the leading? When? How? Chris Sims guides you through the process of mapping the styles of leadership needed at various points in your company’s agile transformation. Chris explores the six leadership styles Daniel Goleman described in his Harvard Business Review Study Leadership That Gets Results and learn when each style is effective. He mixes in the Satir Change Model that describes how people and organizations process their way through change. Work in small groups to synthesize these two models, creating a map for applying different leadership styles at points along the change curve of an agile adoption. There is no one correct answer. Each group creates a map based on their experiences and their organizations. Chris facilitates a final review of the maps created to share insights and create deeper understanding.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Chris Sims
Chris Sims, Agile Learning Labs

A Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer, Chris Sims helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and co-author of two bestselling books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: A Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. He has published more than fifty articles on agile topics at InfoQ with additional writings on the Agile Learning Labs blog. Before Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles of ScrumMaster, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic.

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