Our Mission is to be an inclusive community of curious humans on a journey to amplify the people side of work.
The ALN is a community of practitioners who want to explore, exchange, and engage.
Our intent is to foster education and encourage growth throughout our community.
This is a local Raleigh/Durham, NC group associated with the Agile Leadership Network. We geographically cover Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and Research Triangle Park.
We welcome all practitioners of agile methods (Lean, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, etc.) that are interested in the leadership and organizational dynamics of agile adoption and results acceleration.
Please join us in January as we welcome Michael Carraway to explore the future role of the manager. Here are mote details about what he'll be presenting and discussing.
Events of 2020 and 2021 have accelerated changes in how we work. As a result, this has accelerated changes in the role of the people manager, pushing it near (past?) a tipping point moment that has been building over the past 20+ years as work methods (including, but not limited to “agile”), technology advances, and shifting generational attitudes have moved us toward greater individual autonomy and team self-management.
It is time to re-examine long-standing beliefs about what makes a great manager. We will discuss the future of the manager’s purpose, job description, and span of control.
Our presenter: Michael Carraway is a former IT executive who now serves as coach and advisor to C-level technology executives (CIO, CTO, CDO), equipping them with the tools and knowledge to deliver exceptional business results.
Through his 25+ years of IT leadership experience, he has been fortunate to work with some great teams at the leading edge of technology change, being an early adopter of Scrum, DevOps, Data Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing. He was recognized as a Premier 100 Technology Leader by Computerworld Magazine.
Prior to his current role, he held leadership roles at Red Hat, Markel Insurance, and Capital One. He began his career as a developer (and DBA and system administrator and network manager and cable puller!).