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Five Essential Skills for Managers Transitioning to Scrum
If you are a manager and your team is adopting Scrum, then you can anticipate some confusion and ambiguity about your role in the transition to Agile methods. It isn't clear how your management background, skills, expertise and routines will fit into this new world of Scrum. With no definition of a manager role in the Scrum Guide, what are you to do? What skills will you need? How will you know if you are successful? Here's a starter set of five areas in which every "agile" manager will need to be skilled.
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Skill Needed by Every Agile Transformation Leader
Introducing Agile methods to a team is frequently approached as a sequence of training events for the team, perhaps a tool purchase, and a period of coaching. Organizational Agile Transformation is a less developed field of practice, and I think much more complex because it has impacts far beyond the Agile Team, touching product managers, executives, financial planning and much more. The inherent risks of such a complex transformation create a need for a few essential leadership skills - I've identified three skills areas that I see as crucial for any Agile Transformation Leader.
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Adopting Scrum Requires Much More Than Just Knowing About Scrum
A Scrum implementation is a difficult endeavor that can fracture relationships, diminish team performance, and impact business outcomes. Or, it can drive teams to higher levels of performance in delivering increased value. Here are a few tips for a team that can help your Scrum Implementation be successful.
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Implementing Scrum - An Outline of a Transition Plan