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Tuesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Get those managers out of my way! #ManagersAreIndividualsToo (Antoinette Coetzee, Judith Mills) POPULAR

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How often have you heard agilists say managers "don't get Agile"? At the same time not a lot of agilists have been in management roles, so could we also say "Agile coaches don't get management"?
Let's face it, agilists and traditional management look at the world very differently. Yet if we as coaches want to help create agile enterprises we not only have to understand the world a manager lives in, we need to develop compassion with them as individuals.
If you are keen to develop your ability to support managers on their Agile journey, join Judith and Antoinette, two Agile coaches who have been in management positions themselves. Let's look at our own biases around power and authority and how that influences our interactions. Expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of the specific challenges managers face when transitioning to an Agile way of working, increased compassion for managers and a coaching approach to truly meet them where they are.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Insight into how managers spend their time
  • Understanding the challenges of managers in the average organisation
  • Compassion for the transformation managers have to go through in Agile organisations
  • Awareness of personal blind spots, especially with regards to power/authority/bosses
  • How to meet managers where they are and coach them through the change

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Antoinette Coetzee

Agile Coach and Trainer, Plain Agile
Antoinette has been in the Agile world since working with some of the original Manifesto signatories in 1996. She spent several years as Agile team member, developing software products. She has been an Agile mentor since 2005, then received coaching from Agile Coaching Institute in... Read More →
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Judith Mills

Coach, Judith Mills Consulting
Judith Mills is interested in people. Rising through the ranks from software engineer to VP Development at a global software company, Judith is equally comfortable talking with teams about building great applications as she is working on organizational strategy in the boardroom. Her... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 10:45 - 12:00 PDT
Marriott Salon 12 & 13