The Professional Agile Leader
Hone Your Agile Leadership Skills to Help Your Organization Transform and Thrive
"Drawing on vast experience, Ron, Kurt, and Laurens tease out practical tips and patterns for good leadership [and show] how a leader can help shape the environment for agile teams to succeed. . . . The narrative style of the book makes it easy to read, and I am sure there will be many times that you see yourself in it."
--From the Foreword by Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org
To leverage the immense opportunities associated with accelerating change, organizations need teams capable of innovating, failing fast, learning the right lessons, and rapidly applying those lessons. This requires agile leaders with fundamentally different skillsets--leaders who can break through obsolete definitions of "good management."
The Professional Agile Leader is a realistic, practical guide, written by three Scrum pioneers who demonstrate proven ways to foster responsive and adaptive team cultures. They structure powerful lessons around a case study based on decades of experience helping agile leaders achieve and sustain transformations. Their strategic deep dives reveal how to rediscover the customer, shift from output to impact, convert predictable existential crises into opportunities, grow leaders everywhere, and much more. Best of all, they never settle for high-level hand-waving--they show you how it's really done.
- Reignite once-successful organizations that have lost their way
- Form cross-functional teams and empower them with purpose
- Learn to let go, as your teams start taking more responsibility
- Overcome forces that want to reel you back into the "old rules"
- Realign the whole organization, since agile and traditional models can't coexist forever
- Achieve the most challenging goal of all: changing culture
Great agile leaders aren't born that way--they're regular people who care deeply about helping others achieve shared goals and have discovered a better way to lead. Whatever your role in the organization, this guide will help you master those skills and mindsets a whole lot faster.
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