Lately, it seems that process became trendier than core leadership skills. Agile, Scrum, Kanban stole the focus.
BUT - it is leadership that fuels process adoption rather than process auto-magically fixing disfunction teams.
In this talk we'll explore what went wrong in this process adoption race: from hiring or promoting the wrong people, avoid setting clear expectations from our leaders, to dropping lean practices due to lack of deep understanding (forgetting why we started to begin with).
The dark side is interesting to explore, but we are here for the bright light - we will bring the FOCUS back to how we want our leadership to look like.
We'll try to figure out how we want our leaders to look like in the "Agile era"
== THE WHY ==
- The essence
- Goals balance
- Surviving in chaos
- Team leader definition
- Business vision
- Throughput .vs. latency
- Confidence is not cheap
- Risks management
- Beautiful code
- Beautiful document
== THE HOW ==
- Visibility over progress
- Must, Delegate and External
- Ownership as a driver
- Define “minimum working unit” early
- Define “done” that works for you
- Quality is God (or at least Jesus)
- Test to last
- Bullets knowledge base
- Estimate together
- Teach to move forward
A video that was recorded in a talk at outbrain is here:
Oren gave the talk during ILTechTalks week 2012 - video is here: