Agile approaches have downplayed the role of management. Too many people say, “We don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” On the contrary. We need managers to create and refine the agile culture and create leadership capability across the organization. Without modern management, any agile transformation dies a quick and ugly death. Instead, it’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors to transform to an agile culture. Learn to see and create management excellence for your agile culture.

In this session, Johanna Rothman talked about the myths, traps, and illusions that prevent management from achieving leadership excellence and agility. She showed us actions to bypass several of these myths, traps, and illusions; How to learn which management behaviors to change, to serve the agile team or organization; and learn ways to invite your or your manager’s thinking patterns to change.

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You can also listen to Johanna Rothman’s talk with Shahin on the Lean On Agile Show.

Modern Management: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success with Johanna Rothman

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020, 7:15 PM

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About session: Agile approaches have downplayed the role of management. Too many people say, “We don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” On the contrary. We need managers to create and refine the agile culture and create leadership capability across the organization. Without modern management, any agile transformation dies a quick and ugly death. Instead…

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https://blog.adaptivex.ca/blog/agile-business-goals

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