Agile Manager

Scrum radically changes what we need from our managers. The manager must be a performance coach, cultural influencer, organizational architect, team stakeholder, and remover of productivity impediments. The agile manager must not be a micromanager or taskmaster. Managers wield the power that can either grow high performing teams, or keep you stuck in old ways.

This two-day experiential workshop covers the skills needed to be an effective manager in an agile organization. Topics include:

  • How scrum changes the manager role
  • Creating a healthier company culture
  • Overcoming us vs. them dynamics
  • Performance review and improvement
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Leadership styles
  • Coaching skills
  • Active listening
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Scrum at scale
  • Agile metrics

What to expect:

Our instructional style is highly interactive, so you will be moving about, participating in games and simulations. Participation in any physical exercise is, of course, optional; in fact the role of “observer” is quite valuable! Feel free to participate at your ability and comfort levels.

When do we start and end each day? The classroom opens at 8:30 AM each day and class will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. We will end at 5:00 PM each day.

What should I bring?¬†Yourself. You won’t need a laptop, but you are free to bring one. And yes, there is wifi so you can check your email.

Should I buy your book first? No need; you will receive a bound copy of our book, The Elements of Scrum . This book is a field guide to the real-world application of scrum, and reading it after the training will help cement your knowledge. If you just can’t wait, you can buy a copy of the book right here. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt here that chronicles a week in the life of a scrum team.

Prerequisite:

Either our Certified Scrum Master or The Elements Of Scrum Workshop should be taken before this workshop.

Feel free to email us if you have more questions about the workshop.