“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.

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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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. Her current focus is on improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. is a leader in learning, growing, and inspiring women’s personal and professional leadership development.

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. Why Servant Leadership is not Enough.

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.

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.

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. Leadership at Multiple Levels. Guiding the development team and stakeholders towards product success requires leadership at three levels: vision, strategy, and tactics, as illustrated in following picture.

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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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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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? Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success. How to Kick Off an Agile Transformation.

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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. As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

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 Is Language” Interview With David Marquet

Agile Velocity

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell sit down with David Marquet to discuss his latest book, “Leadership is Language”. The post “Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet appeared first on Agile Velocity.

What to Expect From An Agile Coach, And How To Spot An Impostor.

The Product Coalition

But being an Agile Coach requires you to have a multitude of other… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology agile software-development coaching leadershipPowerful questions are at the heart of traditional business coaching.

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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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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.

Wartime Product Leadership lessons

The Product Coalition

So what does this mean for Product teams, and specifically product leadership? With the majority of our product & engineering teams furloughed and operating with a skeleton caretaker team only, here’s my top 10 learnings from recent experience of this crisis: A crisis calls for pragmatism and being truly agile. product-leadership teamwork leadership product-managementI’ve spent most of my career working in the travel industry.

Ask Different Questions: Building Your Agile Leadership Skills

Agile Velocity

Now, it’s Monday and you need to be in the office for an 8 AM meeting to hear what the new Agile Consultants have come up with for your organization. When an organization has made the decision to adopt an agile way of working, they often only acknowledge the impact to teams. How To Start Building Your Agile Leadership Skills. How can an Agile environment help us partner more effectively with the Sales team? The Frozen Middle And Agile Transformations.

AGILE OR FRAGILE

The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: canva.com With the massive increase in the number of products launched in the past decade, a lot of organizations have adopted the AGILE approach as a system of managing their processes. Agile involves an approach of development in which the requirements and solution of a project involve the collaborative effort of self-organized and cross-functional teams. Agile suggests that the voice of all the stakeholders be heard.

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Webinar: 6 Keys to a Successful Agile Transformation

Agile Velocity

Agile transformations are either never-ending, constantly restarting, or “finished” before they have started to impact business results. In this free 1-hour webinar, David Hawks will share 6 keys to a successful Agile transformation. How Agile transformations have evolved over time.

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?"

Process Agility: An Impossibility?

Johanna Rothman

The processes don't have sufficient agility to deliver the necessary results. Yet, people who want to use agile approaches don't want to apply agile thinking to their processes. Some clients want to create their custom agile process— and then standardize it across the organization. My Processes and My Agility. I need process agility because my context changed. What Prevents Your Process Agility? The post Process Agility: An Impossibility?

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3 Agile Transformation OKRs Leaders Can Use to Avoid Wrecking Ship

Agile Velocity

The leaders and change agents we meet are eager to ensure their Agile transformation avoids hitting rocks or running aground. We aim to address those obstacles in this article by offering three Agile transformation OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) for you to consider.

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“Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet

Agile Velocity

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell sit down with David Marquet to discuss his latest book, “Leadership is Language”. The post “Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet appeared first on Agile Velocity.

Agile Coaching – A Key Role to Improve Performance

Agile Velocity

What Does An Agile Coach Do? Learn more about utilizing an Agile coach for a successful transformation. The same is true for Agile Velocity (AV) Coaches. AV Agile coaches help organizations by accelerating their adoption of Agile methods in order to better achieve their business objectives. Coaches use our Path To Agility ® framework to prioritize the business outcomes, identify, and coach to build the capabilities necessary to enable those results.

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What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Product Coalition

What is Product Leadership?—?really? Photo by rob walsh on Unsplash With so many Product Management articles out there, let’s talk ‘Product Leadership’ for a change. It’s NOT about running a perfectly synchronized Agile process?—?Yes, Yes, Agile is a way of being more effective. Yet, if you yourself cannot focus on what truly matters, your perfectly synced Agile team might be very busy, but probably not effective. Leadership is identifying your own barriers?—?it

Leadership Skills for the New Normal

Agile Velocity

Leadership Skills that focus on “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. Great Leadership Skills. We share below a few leadership skills that leaders can experiment with towards these outcomes. Leadership

Commentary on 14th Annual State of Agile Report ? Part 1.

Agile Velocity

The eagerly anticipated 14th Annual State of Agile Report was published earlier this week, and like previous publications, there are some fantastic insights. Benefits of Agile. The top benefits of adopting Agile in this report are fairly consistent with recent years.

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Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 1

Mind the Product

Held in the lovely Barbican Conservatory , this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum brought together a group of senior product leaders for the type of conversations that can only happen behind closed doors. There is an abundance of frameworks (lean, agile, etc), and taken with their associated webinars, sessions, and specialists, they end up becoming the centre of peoples’ worlds. Agile is not a Strategy.

Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

I recently attended an excellent leadership programme, which led me to reflect more deeply on what makes a stand out leader. Of course, a large part of leadership is about designing good domain strategy & operating models etc, but this article focuses on the more emotive, people elements. For me, authentic leadership is a style that resonates personally & delivers on these points. leadership technology emotional-intelligence authentic-leadership

An Outcomes-Driven Approach To Business Agility

Agile Velocity

A free, 1-hour webinar on the Path to Agility® – Introducing a simple yet powerful way to profoundly better outcomes. See firsthand how Path to Agility makes sense of Agile transformations. Business leaders have seen enough to believe that agility is the path to better business results. That’s a powerful promise and explains why Agile is attractive. So attractive, in fact, that it’s hard to find a company today that doesn’t claim it’s agile or going 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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Deconstructing Being Agile

The Product Coalition

Has the spirit of being agile been lost behind a mountain of rules? Agile vs. Being Agile Agile became popular shortly after ‘The Agile Software Development Manifesto ’ was published in 2001. This is why one-size-fits-all Agile solutions are a bad idea.

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Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft. The post Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg appeared first on Mind the Product.

5 Agile Trends We’re Seeing in 2019

Agile Velocity

2019 is our ninth year as a company and marks over 15 years of my personal work with clients as they transition to Agile. Throughout our time as a team, we’ve identified many key issues and problems that affect companies on their Path to Agility. Here are five Agile trends to look out for this year: 1. Companies still struggle with Agile implementation. It’s been 17 years since the Agile Manifesto was created. Remember: Agile is a solution, not an outcome.

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Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

Scale through strong, service-based leadership. Motown maintained short iteration cycles, balanced data with instinct, and kept a culture that allowed individuals to challenge leadership. This combination resulted in an agile and adaptive process that persisted for decades. Leadership is Culture. Your leadership will reflect in your organization’s culture.

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

The ideas of Agile are great. Design Thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; and Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software. Agile is related to Lean. In conditions of high uncertainty, Agile offers ways to build software that is dynamic and can adapt to change. The heart of Agile is adapting gracefully to changing needs with software.

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Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. Ask your ScrumMaster or agile coach to help you with this. Product Leadership empowerment mindfulness product manager product ownerIncrease Your Referent Power. Your first power source is your ability to influence others based on your personality and interpersonal skills. It’s the capability you can immediately boost simply by being a decent person.

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, it’s time to take the things we have learned from Agile and move on. Like the technology we use to build the products we love ages and gets left behind, Agile has died while we were perfecting our standup. Personally, I can’t stop thinking about the pain that this new reality – the one that comes after Agile – is going to cause a lot of enterprise companies. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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Core Values and Agility Move Southwest Airlines Through the Good & Challenging Times | Emily Beatty & David Hawks

Agile Velocity

Historically at Southwest, the tough times focus around the core values of the organization: Warrior Spirit, Servant Leadership, and a Fun-Luving Attitude. Focused initiatives and dedicated Teams are created to deliver on key projects… Agile-like.