“Step up! Step back!”… “Be a leader! Empower the team!”… “Improve predictability! Embrace change!”… Are these messages making your head spin? You are not alone. Many people who are new to an Agile leadership role struggle to know what they are supposed to do when hearing these seemingly contradictory messages.
In this session we will take a pragmatic look at team-level leadership in an Agile environment. Whether you are a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, an administrative manager, or a leader without a title, leadership is a balancing act. We will discuss how easy it is to find yourself being pulled too far in one direction then another, and how to find an appropriate balance point.
This session will look at leadership in four focus areas – outcomes, process, people, and change. Within each focus area we will examine leadership engagement that is too little, too much, and just right.
You will come away with tangible ideas for "just right" involvement that you can implement immediately, as well as food for thought for longer-term changes.