Agile for managers

Published on June 30, 2020   34 min

A selection of talks on Management, Leadership & Organisation

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Welcome and thank you for listening to this talk about agile for managers. I'm going to talk about how transformations to agile should also influence the way that you manage your agile teams. Many think that agile is only for teams, but it is an important prerequisite for making agile work, that managers too are able to transform, and if necessary change their management style. Agile management is quite a broad topic, but in this talk, I'll be putting the spotlight on the things that in my experience would be most helpful to make agile implementations successful.
Before we start, I'm going to tell you a bit about myself. My name is Annette Vendelbo, and I've been working with IT projects for 30 years now. I've been brought up with the good old classic project management methods, and this was the way that I was dealing with my projects and my programs. Ten years ago, I opened my own company, Xvoto, and since then my focus has been on agile methods and frameworks only. For the past many years I've been working as an agile specialist, and I'm helping companies in all sizes and of all kinds to plan their agile transformations, and to choose the method and the road that's fitting best in their context. I'm a Scrum and Kanban teacher, and I'm coaching teams so that their agile maturity can grow step by step. The reason why I love the agile way of working is the transparency that it gives. I often missed that when I was a good old-fashioned project manager. I also liked the simplicity. It's rather easy to get started, but there are some pitfalls that you should avoid if you want to get the improvements that you are looking for. I guess as a person, I'm like everybody else. I love being with my family and I'm crazy about my little grandchild, and when we have time, then my husband and I jump on our motorcycle and we take trips around Denmark and Europe. Now you know a bit about me. Back to agile for managers.