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Thursday, May 25 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Avoiding the Dilbert Syndrome: What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do?

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We answer the question “What does the manager do?” We will focus on enabling flow and value delivery, using visible progress to guide behaviour, holding teams accountable with iterative and incremental delivery and increasing throughput with catalytic leadership.

We focus on how traditional management responsibilities move from tactical to strategic.
  • Line management - push responsibilities into the team, with managers keeping an eye on decisions and looking for outliers
  • Functional management - facilitate functional leaderships through an advocacy role within communities of practice (instead of waiting and hoping good practices will emerge)
  • Project management - the product owner/scrum master handles much of the overall problem solving/identification, responsibility for progress, and team management
  • Catalytic Leadership - enable continual flow through the team for fastest possible delivery to the customer. Get things done without being the choke point

There are many dependencies across the organization to understand and smooth-out.  Catalytic leadership guides your teams to high-performance through the right guidelines, constraints, and safe-to-learn environment.

Speakers
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Dave Sharrock

Agile Coach, agile42
Dad, internet veteran, husband, entrepreneur, occasional seismologist. British and almost Canadian. Agile coach and change agent. Only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Agile Leader (CAL) in Canada.


Thursday May 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6