Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Shu-Ha-Ri Applied to Agile Leadership

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Shu-Ha-Ri Applied to Agile Leadership

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Far too many agile instances either fail or underperform because the leadership team members don’t sufficiently understand agility and their role within it. They don’t understand the fundamentals or how to map them to effective execution. But the larger problem is that they (and the organization) are unaware of the gaps. In this session, we’ll explore a basic assessment model for determining agile leadership maturity as a means of gauging and improving leadership's understanding and your overall effectiveness in applying agile. You'll break into small groups and assess the leadership landscape for your organization, then map it back to some of your core challenges. We’ll be looking for common patterns and brainstorming methods for solutions, all focused on broadening and deepening the agile skill level of your leadership teams. You'll take back actionable methods for maturing your leadership's understanding of agile and making your organization's agile transformation more effective.


Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen helps guide leaders and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift toward Scrum and other agile methods. Bob is often called “a Coach of Coaches” because of his deep and broad experience in the agile arena. He is director, agile practices at Zenergy Technologies; president of RGCG, LLC; and a frequent speaker at international conferences and professional groups on topics of agile software development. Bob authored Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing, Scrum Product Ownership, and Agile Reflections. A prolific writer, blogger, and podcaster, Bob can be reached at [email protected] or at LinkedIn.