Chapter Meeting - June 13, 2017


Topic:  10 Leadership Practices to Lead Agile Teams - It doesn't have to be like oil and water!


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Sponsored by IntePros Consulting

Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel

 Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

 PDUs: 1.25 Leadership; .25 Technical


Your team is Agile. Management is used to Waterfall. Teams are upset and feel constrained; management is nervous and getting more in the way.

Is there a better approach?

You might have many years of experience leading a “traditional” organization that is focused on contracts, planning, monitoring, phases and gate reviews. If so, you might be experiencing Agile-shock when leading Agile teams.

Don't panic! With a few changes in your style and setting expectations, Agile teams can become happy with you, and vice versa.

The purpose of any life cycle or development process is to manage customer needs, time, money, team synergy, risk and quality. These are the variables that you want to define and manage while your Agile teams do their thing.

Knowing what an Agile team is trying to achieve, and how that fits into your expectations to run a business, will help you know what level of involvement is needed.

This presentation discusses 10 leadership practices you can perform to set the direction, understand what the Agile teams are doing, and get out of the way.

 Our Sponsor: IntePros provides highly skilled consultants for business organizations across the country on a contract or contract to hire basis in the following business practices: Information Technology, Life Sciences, Finance and Accounting, Cloud Services, Quality & Regulatory Compliance and Payroll services.





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Speaker: Neil Potter

Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company founded in 1990 that consults on leadership in software, Scrum, improvement, CMMI, software engineering and project management.

He has 28 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a Certified Scrum Master, CMMI-Institute certified lead appraiser for SCAMPI appraisals, Intro to CMMI instructor (development and services), and Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Essex (UK) and is the co-author of Making Process Improvement Work - A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners, Addison-Wesley (2002), and Making Process Improvement Work for Service Organizations, Addison-Wesley (2012).

The Process Group consults to software, IT, and systems organizations.


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