Brilliant people management with agile - Meri Williams
Agile people management is two things -- applying agile principles to managing people, and also figuring out how to manage people working with agile approaches. Traditional once-a-year reviews with annual targets are hardly very agile (or useful). How do we create space for our people to be awesome? Do we even need managers at all in agile?
The meet-up will be at Campus North in Carliol Square, we'll aim to start at 6:30pm. There will be beer and soft drinks and we'll have pizza too! Thanks to Ignite (http://ignite100.com/) and to our sponsor Scott Logic (http://www.scottlogic.com/).
Meri is a geek, a manager, and a manager of geeks. She's a CTO, delighted to have recently joined MOO, and also manages her own micro-consultancy ChromeRose which helps digital & technical teams be brilliant.
She has had a career spanning development, project, programme & product management and more recently engineering & operations leadership. She’s led teams ranging in size from 30 to 300, mostly with people spread across the world, in a range of organisations from Procter & Gamble, to startups, to the Government Digital Service.
A published author and international speaker, she sponsors scholarships to help more girls start STEM careers in her hometown of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She's proud to be the host and co-curator of The Lead Developer (http://www.theleaddeveloper.com/) conference.