Abstract/Description

For best results from Agile, you need a solid team. If you manage, lead, or facilitate an Agile team, you’ve probably seen that process alone doesn’t translate to great results – and that having a cross-functional group of 7 +/- 2 “resources” doesn’t either. Instead, what makes Agile come to life is the team’s motivated, engaged individuals who communicate, collaborate, and respond effectively. In many organizations, teams rely on people in your position to help them grow and become stronger.

But how do you help them? What should you do, and not do? What does valuing “individuals and interactions over processes and tools” look and feel like? You are a servant leader; if you are not aware of the necessary skills and attributes, or not yet comfortable with them, come to this interactive presentation by the author of “The Human Side of Agile.” You’ll discover what makes great Agile teams tick. You’ll get a view, free of hype and cynicism, of how people in your position – Agile managers and leads – contribute to their teams’ success (or hold them back). And you’ll receive practical tips and develop insights into three key skills you need for supporting your team’s journey to greatness: communication, coaching, and facilitation.

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About the Speaker(s)

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.