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Tuesday, July 26 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Agile Leadership: Practical Steps to a Delicate Balance (Susan DiFabio)

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“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.
Learning Outcomes:
  • How to recognize the natural fluctuation between leadership that is too light and too heavy-handed
  • How to reframe leadership messages that may lead to extremes into messages that find the right balance
  • Tangible steps you can take as a balanced leader to enable an Agile team

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Susan DiFabio

Agile Coach, Susan DiFabio Consulting
I am an independent Agile coach focused on helping teams and organizations find success applying Agile principles. I spent many years on project teams performing roles ranging from developer to designer to project manager to product manager. During that time I witnessed first-hand... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
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