Growing Agile Managers
With less than one-third of the workplace describing themselves as "engaged in their work", the role of the manager for engaged, effective teams is critically important. But, if we're building self-organizing Agile teams, what's a manager even DO in an Agile organization? In this talk, I'll present the evolving role of the Agile manager, a development path to evaluate and design your personal growth, and activities you can take back to work tomorrow to support employees and teams in ways that are closely aligned with Agile values and principles.
Braz Brandt is an Enterprise Coach with Agile Velocity, who's been doing this Agile thing for nearly fifteen years, and for five years as a full-time coach. He's been a Scrum Master for multiple teams, Product Owner for several products, and a coach for organizations big (Fortune 500) and small. He's worked in the non-profit, higher education, the Federal government, and for-profit sectors. Most recently, Braz has been spending his time helping teams and organization adopt Agile principles and practices outside of the technology realm, working with teams in areas as diverse as Marketing, Human Resources, and construction. Braz lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, six kids, and three dogs. Consequently, Braz gets little sleep and lives primarily on the magic healing powers of coffee.
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