Topic: Agile Concepts for Management and Leadership Success
Agile principles and practices are dominating the discussion in software development. Having gone mainstream, software practitioners in most every vertical are utilizing some or all what Agile offers. So it is only a matter of time before other professional disciplines look to see how to incorporate Agile for professional and organizational success.
Radical Management is one such incorporation. Started by Steve Denning and chronicled in his book The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management, Radical Management uses the foundational values of Agile and develops specific principles and practices for managers and leaders.
In this one hour presentation, you will initially look at the foundational values of Agile and discuss how and why those values can be interpreted and utilized for managers and leaders inside and outside software development. From there you will get a dive into the specifics of Radical Management, the fundamental rationale for it, the defining principals and how those principals are acted upon. Finally we will look at very specific challenges leaders and managers face when their organization moves to Agile.
There is NO doubt Agile values can be used by managers and leaders, the challenge is Agile values puts managers and leaders in the difficult and awkward position of having to redefine themselves and their place in the business world. If they can cross this “chasm” the business opportunity on the other side based on today’s business environment is significant.
Learning Objective / Outcomes:
- What are the fundamental principles of Agile that form the foundation for the practices utilized by agile practitioners
- Understanding self-organization / self-direction and what managers must learn to lead in this new way
- Change management requirements for successful Agile roll out
- What a manager turns into when the organization uses agile
- Current state of Agile methods in the market place
Presenter: David Mantica, SoftEd
Presenter Bio: David has 25 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching, and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m to $13m in seven years all done organically. Currently David is current the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US, a leading provider of transformational training services, working to support companies embrace agile methods for achieving business results.
Along with his work at SoftEd, David provides business owner coaching services to several companies in the Raleigh-Durham area through DTM Services. He also provides pro bono career coaching services and presentations to individuals and organizations throughout the US.