Nov 13, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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As agile and related methods become the de-facto approaches for product development, managers are faced with challenges as their organizations attempt to adapt. Complicating matters, we are dealing with ever-increasing amounts of change and complexity: new business demands, regulatory requirements, and technology improvements. Given all of this complexity and the uncertainty that comes along with it, managers are left having to answer the pivotal question:
"How do I manage and lead effectively in such a complex world?"
This presentation is an introduction to a learning journey towards becoming a more effective manager and leader. Examining the complex nature of our work, we will explore systems thinking and systems frameworks. We will practice with a few basic tools and approaches that will help us begin to lead in our increasingly-complex workplace.
Key takeaways for managers and leaders:
- Learn about new management challenges (and opportunities) as teams adopt agile principles
- Help your teams to succeed despite increasing amounts of change
- Improve decision making for your teams and organization
- Begin to lead and catalyze change in your organization at a reasonable pace
About the Presenter:
Tom Looy is an Agile Coach with BigVisible. Tom has been a Project Manager and IT Director for the past 15 years of his 21 years of IT experience. For the last eight years Tom has been a full time Lean/Agile Project Manager and Coach for ThoughtWorks, Tacit Knowledge and now with BigVisible. As an Agile Project Manager Tom’s clients have included Allstate Insurance, DestinyUSA, Washington Mutual Bank and Barclays Global Investing. As a Lean/Agile Coach, Tom pioneered the adoption of Agile development and project management practices as Director of Pharmacy Systems at Longs Drugs Stores. He has also coached project teams, programs and entire divisions for companies such as Kodak Gallery, Macys.com, Williams Sonoma, LogLogic and Visa. With BigVisible Tom has worked with Nike and Autodesk.