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Gil Broza – The Human Side of Agile Management – At Agile 2014

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.