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How to Help Your Team Deliver

As an Agile team leader, your biggest challenge is also your biggest asset.

The human side of Agile is tricky. It's the least manageable, understood, and appreciated asset in an Agile environment. Even if your customers are reasonably happy and your developers seem to be doing okay, you know your team is capable of more: delivering great products and staying ahead of ever-changing demands.

You need a team that’s self-organized, energetic, and flexible, even in tough situations. But how do you build it and lead it?

Whether you're a ScrumMaster, project manager, functional manager, or team leader, you want to feel good about using Agile and to create the conditions for great results. But the project management skills you honed in traditional environments don't always apply to the role of Agile team leader. The Human Side of Agile fills this gap, guiding you to:

  • Establish yourself as a confident and capable leader who adds value
  • Build and lead an engaged team that can handle almost any challenge
  • Cultivate collaboration and a continuous improvement mind-set
  • Reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people

About the Author

Gil Broza can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. These days, several of the world’s largest organizations are having him train hundreds of their managers in technology and business (up to VP level) on practical Agile leadership. Gil’s best-selling 2012 book, The Human Side of Agile, guides Agile leaders in growing and guiding their teams to outstanding performance. His 2015 book, The Agile Mind-Set, helps practitioners become truly Agile about their work. Gil is a regular contributor to projectmanagement.com, a leading PMI publication. He has been a regular contributor and three-time track chair for the Agile 20xx series of conferences, a sought-after speaker for other industry events and groups, and a host of numerous public webinars about Agility. Get a taste of his approach at http://3pvantage.com/free_resources/. Since 2004, Gil has worked with organizations of every size and industry; he has conducted readiness and Agility assessments, skills and mind-set training, project kick-offs, large-scale transitions, ongoing process coaching, retrospectives, and process tune-ups. Prior to becoming a consultant, Gil was an R&D manager, team leader, and developer for 12 years. He remains proficient in Java, enterprise software, and web development. Gil has an M.Sc. in Computational Linguistics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and has studied organizational behaviour and development extensively. Gil lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and twins.