Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Leaders - by Bob Galen

Currently so much of agile adoption—coaching, advice, techniques, training and even the empathy revolve around the agile teams. Leaders are typically either ignored or marginalized at best, and in the worst cases often vilified. But Bob Galen contends that there is a central and important role for managers and effective leadership within agile environments. Those that understand Servant Leadership and how to effectively support, grow, coach, and empower their agile teams in ways that increase the teams’ performance, accountability, and engagement.We’ll explore training and standards for agile adoption, and situations and guidelines for when to trust the team and when to step in and provide guidance and direction. We’ll examine the leader’s role in agile at-scale and with distributed agile teams. Good leadership is a central ingredient to sustaining your agile adoption. Bad leadership can render it irrelevant or a failure. Here we’ll walk the path of the good, but also examine the bad patterns in an effort to inspire you and your teams.

About The Speaker:

Robert ‘Bob’ Galen

Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methods and practices. He is currently President & Principal Consultant at RGCG, LLC.

Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances.

He’s published two agile related books: Scrum Product Ownership, in 2009 – 2’nd Edition in 2013 and Agile Reflections in 2012.  He’s also a prolific writer & blogger (at - www.rgalen.com ) and podcaster (at www.meta-cast.com )

Bob may be reached directly at: [masked] or network via: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobgalen

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  • Ritu S.

    Excellent presentation and discussion ! Thanks everyone.

    2 · August 8, 2013

  • Rick R.

    Look forward to hearing from Bob. He has been outstanding every time I have heard him speak. :-)

    August 7, 2013

  • Mary C.

    IT professional, new to the area with IT management, project management (Agile to eXtreme), program management, client management and requirements definition expertise!

    August 5, 2013

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    Sr java/j2ee developer and Tech Lead

    July 18, 2013

  • Allison P.

    I'll be at Agile 2013

    June 22, 2013

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