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Agile Austin Meetup: “What do I do NOW?!” – Being a Manager

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Topic: “What do I do NOW?!” – Being a Manager in a World

Most companies still believe that the best way to create managers of Agile teams is to promote the most productive members of their technical staff to management roles. Why we still do this, in spite of overwhelming evidence that ineffective managers are the leading cause of employee disengagement and attrition, is baffling. Gallup tells us that only one in 10 managers currently have the skills and talents of “effective managers”.
With less than one-third of the workplace describing themselves as “engaged in their work”, the importance of the role of the manager for engaged, effective teams is critically important. But, if we’re building self-organizing Agile teams, what’s a manager even DO in an Agile organization?
In this workshop, participants will learn about the evolving role of the Agile managers and leaders, a development path to evaluate and design their personal growth, and “do it now!” practices any manager or leader can do tomorrow, that help you jumpstart your alignment with Agile principles to support cross-functional, self-directed Agile Teams.

Speaker: Braz Brandt

Braz has been an Agile change leader and champion for nearly a decade, working in the nonprofit, for-profit, government, and higher education sectors. During that time, he’s been a ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team Coach, and has most recently focused on m

Monthly Meeting Info:
Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of the UT McCombs MSTC Program.
Seating is limited!

Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending.

For more information/questions, please send email to: programchair@agileaustin.org .