The pizza's on us!
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Presentation
We're Agile! (Now where do we managers fit?)
with Ron Lichty
Have you ever noticed that none of the maps of agile processes include the role of manager? Many managers whose companies have “gone agile” are left wondering if they even have a role. The good news is that managers are essential to the success of companies going agile. The reason nobody seems to talk much about agile management is that it’s a slippery subject, based on this one simple fact of life: no two agile management positions look alike. The unique flavor of each management role in an agile shop derives from the organic development of teams and maturity of their enterprises, process, and culture. Pivot to embrace the opportunities this kind of adaptable structure provides, and you will find your position in the value-delivery chain more important than ever.
This interactive session will foment rich and revealing conversations about the roles and responsibilities you've traditionally thought of as "yours,” and how agile principles and practices can replace them with more meaningful fare. By the end, you will have a fluid understanding of how your newfound agility will help you lead teams to greater productivity.
Ron Lichty is the co-author of Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, coming from Addison-Wesley in September. He has been managing programming and product organizations for over 20 years, at companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100, across a wide range of domains. He co-chairs the Emerging Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) for SVForum and co-founded SVForum's Software Architecture SIG.
8:15 - Group Discussion
Come prepared to share your advice and insights with your peers.Have a prickly question? Bring it!
Come join us for an evening of discussion, insight and fun!