AgileByExample 2016

AgileByExample 2016

Andrea Provaglio

 Andrea Provaglio – Agile Organizational Coach
I help IT organizations to implement better ways of doing business; and I coach executives, managers and teams who want to improve technically and relationally.
My main focus is on helping companies to transition to organizational and cultural models that are better suited to the kind of knowledge work that’s so typical of software development — which includes, but it’s not limited to, Agile and Lean.
In over 20 years of professional experience, I had clients in three different continents and I worked with organizations ranging from the United Nations to small and dynamic IT companies.
Currently I work in Europe. I’ve also worked in the USA on a O-1 visa for “extraordinary abilities in Sciences”.
As part of my regular activities, I enjoy sharing what I know by speaking at major international conferences

Leading

"Scrum without self-organization and empowerment is […] an iterative, incremental death march" writes Ken Schwaber back in in 2011, and we can say that the same applies to Agile in general.

Now, self-organization and empowerment are just the counterparts of Agile leadership — the two simply cannot exist without the other.

But what is the nature of Agile leadership? How is it different from other approaches? Or, even better, is there only one way of leading in Agile (such as the oft-mentioned servant leadership) or things are more contextual and complex?

Complexity thinking is one of the approaches that we'll take to explore the meaning of leadership and of some of its facets. But we'll also touch on the ethics of leadership for teams, for leaders, for coaches and for change agents in general because, when it comes to influencing others, questioning the foundations of that relationship is critical.

By attending this session you'll get a multidimensional perspective on the art and practice of leading, that will help you create an healthy organization where purpose, autonomy and clarity become part of the DNA of your Agile culture.

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