The Evolving Role of Manager in an Agile Environment
As teams become agile, are managers still relevant? Companies adopting agile are faced with many challenges, not the least of which is redefining some of the traditional roles. Bharat Nagpal will share his views on how the role of people manager needs to evolve as teams move toward agile. The concepts he presents will equally benefit new as well as seasoned agilists and managers. The session will start off by defining the role of people manager, then we'll discuss new practices that a people manager needs to learn as their teams adopt agile, as well as provide real-world examples of how people managers can build high-performing agile teams. Among other things, Bharat will deep dive into the concept of servant leadership, which is a key trait for people managers to have, and focus on the importance of relationships between various roles. As managers, we face several common challenges, and we ought to solve them together by sharing our experiences with each other.