About the Session
In 2001, a group of thinkers created the Agile manifesto. Software and innovative training companies leveraged the new way of creating value for customers. Seventeen years later, Agile work is spreading quickly through large, medium and small companies in the United States, including various functional areas.
If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.
In this interactive session, participants will reflect on:
- How to adapt the PEOPLE to the process and the troubles if you can’t
- How the unconscious bias to hierarchy messes up teams
- How hierarchical company cultures can co-exist with Agile teams
- The best competencies for Agile work
About the Speaker
Lou Russell is Duchess / Director of Learning for RMA, a Moser Consulting company. As an executive consultant, speaker and author, she channels her passion to create growth in companies by growing their people. Lou inspires greatness in leadership, projects, and teams. She is the author of popular books on IT, HR and Project Management including, 10 Steps to PM featuring Three Pigs. Lou blends her stories with practical techniques so you solve complex problems. Encouraged by Lou’s upbeat and practical style, you’ll leave with new tools and renewed hope. You will be laughing, participating, and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn!
Lou may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and her website is www.russellmartin.com. She may also be reached on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nolecture and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RMALearn/. Her blog may be found at http://www.russellmartin.com/blog.