4 Agile Leadership Tips For A Successful Agile Transformation

Agile Velocity

An Agile transformation is a major organizational shift requiring senior leadership to be deeply engaged. This is great news as Agile has historically only communicated the things leaders can’t or shouldn’t do, e.g. attend retros, task teams, etc. Enable decision agility.

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“Leadership Agility” Presented at Agile Leadership Fest 2019

Agile Velocity

Leadership AgilityAgile Leadership Fest 2019 from Agile Velocity. In this workshop at Agile Leadership Fest, David Hawks discussed key mindset shifts leaders need to make to thrive in this new world. Key Takeaways from “Leadership Agility”. The 21st-century workforce is made up of knowledge workers who seek autonomy, therefore, leadership styles must change.

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The Difference Between Thought Leadership vs. People Leadership

ProductPlan

At times, product professionals fail to realize the similarities and differences between thought leadership vs people leadership. Professionals may decide to pursue a leadership position to lead a team and guide them towards primary objectives and milestones. Avoid agile-fall.

Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

Mind the Product

Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. The post Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Roy Osherove, the author of Elastic Leadership, is going to provide some answers that come from his experience seeing this across many different organizations. And the answers focus on leadership. Which leadership styles are most effective for each mode.

Aging Fun with Drunk Agile (Video)

Johanna Rothman

Daniel Vacanti and Prateek Singh graciously invited* me to be on an episode of Drunk Agile: Episode 37 Johanna Rothman Part Deux More Bigger Aging. Ordering the work by value, even though agile approaches hope the value changes. (Re)defining

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How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time. Look at leadership as an integral part of your job that is at least as important as updating the product roadmap and refining the product backlog.

Top 3 Micromanagement Symptoms in your Scrum Agile Adoption

The Product Coalition

Micromanagement in Agile and Scrum Continue reading on Product Coalition ». scrum-master leadership scrum agile management

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Webinar Series: Adaptive Leadership

Agile Velocity

Join us for a series of live online conversations exploring the most crucial leadership questions of the day. More, we encourage you to bring your own questions around transformational leadership. Women and Leadership. Leadership is Language.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. While the three roles exercise different leadership, the people involved must effectively collaborate to achieve product success and align product strategy, roadmap, backlog, design and technology, and process decisions—without losing focus of their respective core responsibility. [1]. The post Product Leadership in Scrum appeared first on Roman Pichler.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

They think that the agile tools they use, such as boards, offer a strategic advantage. However, they adopt or “install” an agile framework or process without customization. Instead, agile organizations need flexibility, not rigidity.

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Leadership Tip 16: Decide When to Choose Power-With or Power-Over

Johanna Rothman

Or even the “standard” agile approach everyone should use. See Leadership Tip #9: See & Stop Micromanagement—Learn to Trust Instead.). Agile cultures require much more power-with management actions. This is a part of the series of leadership tips.

Leadership Tip #11: Substitute the Word Trust for Empower

Johanna Rothman

We talk a lot about empowered or self-organizing teams in the agile community. When Mark Kilby and I wrote From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams , we said the easiest way to create a system that worked for the team was for the team to create its own board.

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

So when does it make sense to customize your agile approach to gain a strategic advantage? They want an agile approach, so they started with Scrum. We don't think we need to be “religious” about our agile approach as long as we get the benefit.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 and 2 of this series, I wrote about how an agile approach might offer strategic benefits. And because an agile approach changes your culture, I said the agile approach was part of your strategy. That means I use the most common of all agile tools: a board.

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

They think agile approaches are tactics and agile tools are part of their strategy. That's why they want to Buy an agile approach. Not realizing a standard agile approach is an oxymoron. Teams need to experiment and change their agile approach.

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Traditional Managers Disguised as Agile Practitioners are Killing Your Product

The Product Coalition

agile scrum management leadership stakeholder-managementNew Roles. Same Mentality. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Are You Ready for an Agile Transformation? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Agile Velocity

It is no secret that Agile transformations are costly and time-consuming. It is also no secret that developing Agile capabilities can help your organization achieve business results that make the endeavor worth it. Is there such a thing as a perfect time to do an Agile transformation?

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. industry as a whole, with their leadership involved in the. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Leadership Tip #13: For Innovation, Remove at Least One Policy or Procedure a Week

Johanna Rothman

Now, these same managers want business agility. The more we remove, the more agility or improvement we might see. As the teams used agile approaches, they requested more and more frequent deployments. A lot of the friction we see is anti-agility.

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile teams. They also didn’t appreciate the importance that lateral leadership already had in their daily business life.

Webinar: How Southwest Airlines’ Agile Transformation Helped Them Adapt to Unpredictable Challenges

Agile Velocity

For the past few years, Southwest Airlines has been building Agile capabilities within their organization to adapt to any challenge thrown their way. Their agility was put to the test when air travel halted in 2020 and continues to be challenged as the pandemic evolves.

Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. If the audience was expecting a speech which shot down agile methodologies, they were wrong. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile from a product manager’s view. He explained how “broken” agile felt to him in the days when he was in a product role and what helped him to fix it.

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Leadership Tip 8: Stop Focusing on Happiness & Measure Satisfaction Instead

Johanna Rothman

I like agile approaches because I can separate lots of deliverables into small, coherent pieces. In fact, agile approaches make this kind of culture possible. This is a part of the series of leadership tips. Do you or your managers want people to be happy at work?

Empowered Teams and Decision Agility

Mind the Product

In this MTP Leader panel discussion, leaders Adaora Asala, Jen Taylor, and Jeremy Toeman joined Emily Tate to discuss empowered teams and decision agility. The post Empowered Teams and Decision Agility appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Agile Beyond Software

280 Group

I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. The speaker was Jeanne Bradford, her talk was based on her experience developing customized Agile processes for hardware companies. At the start, Jeanne said that people doing Agile software might find their “heads.[continue The post Agile Beyond Software appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile

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Coaching Agile Teams, Its More Than Just Asking Great Questions

The Product Coalition

But being an Agile Coach requires you to have a multitude of other… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». true-agility coaching leadership scrum agilePowerful questions are at the heart of traditional business coaching.

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Agile Methodology: Collaborate on Discovering What to Do and How to Do It

The Product Coalition

How to follow values and principles to become Agile. leadership management agile-methodology agile scrumContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Agile Maturity vs Ability to Change

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients want to use some sort of maturity assessment for their agile transformations. For agile transformation, an assessment can help people see how they change—how they innovate the products and the culture. Is agility even possible?)

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Fun Discussion with the Agile Uprising

Johanna Rothman

I had the pleasure of being on the Agile Uprising Podcast: Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothman. How trust, empathy, and creating a safe environment are what allows us to use agile approaches.

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Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? Everyone speaks a different language, works at a different pace, aims for different goals, and leadership is in the middle trying to understand how best to help. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered. So to recapture the spirit of agility, we look to Lean.

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Product Discovery — the secret sauce of great Agile

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital APAC session, Product Leadership Consultant Anthony Marter shares with us a three-step guide for getting product discovery right, which can lead to highly motivated teams that build great products.

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How Pokemon Taught Me Agile

The Product Coalition

technology startup leadership fiction software-developmentDo we have to catch ‘em all? Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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A Scrum Master Is An Agile Coach!

The Product Coalition

Why it Doesn’t Make Sense To Distinguish Between Agile Coach And Scrum Master Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productivity leadership business agile-coaching scrum

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Five Questions To Know if You Are Soing Agile Right

The Product Coalition

How to recognize problems with agile adoption. management agile product-management scrum management-and-leadershipContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Transformational Leadership – 4 Real-World Examples

Modus Create

There are two ways to talk about transformational leadership. . We can dive deep into the academic theory created by Bruce Avolio and Bernard Bass in 1991 and understand how it fits into the broader Full Range Leadership Model. . But first, let’s define transformational leadership. .