Becoming Agile Leaders: A Conversation with Bob Galen and Mary Thorn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbZWzuFiFUI. Agile Leaders: A Conversation with Bob Galen and Mary Thorn. The challenges of growing new leaders, the impact leaders can have on people’s lives, and how vulnerability can help leaders build trust. Leadership skill gaps Why do you want to lead Leadership is about courage Brene Brown Trying to inspire your team to become more vulnerable Walking your talk 95% Rule

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Strategic Leadership in Agile: An Interview with Bob Galen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0scC5rfOISM. Strategic Leadership in Agile: An Interview with Bob Galen. In this interview, Bob Galen, principal agile coach at Vaco Agile, talks about the importance of getting rid of silos by breaking down the barriers of “them and us” and becoming “we.” He also discusses the need for agile managers to steer away from a tactical management view toward a more strategic leadership view. That means leading their teams by setting expectations and guidelines and being available to help if needed, but ultimately just trusting their teams to get the job done. Why is it so important to have a good test leader or test management structure inside of your Agile team Transition from Waterfall to Agile Teams need leaders

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Preview of Agile Test Team Leadership: From Concept to Product | Bob Galen | STARCANADA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyhjQZJGYR4. Preview of Agile Test Team Leadership: From Concept to Product | Bob Galen | STARCANADA. In this dynamic workshop, join agile coach Bob Galen to explore the tools, techniques, and mindset you need to bring to the table to successfully test in agile contexts. Bob examines risk-based testing, iterative test planning, exploratory testing, agile automation strategies, test metrics, and test artifacts.

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Step Aside: Stop Leading from the Front | Bob Galen | STAREAST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgW8TC0kI0. Step Aside: Stop Leading from the Front | Bob Galen | STAREAST. Until now, test leadership has mostly been about you—your ability to manage testers and testing, your artful problem solving skills, your gift of keeping a clear head during chaos, and your mastery in directing teams toward project goals. The better you led your teams and the more they accomplished, the more successful you became. But if you look back, you may notice that while you grew and strengthened, your teams did not. What if there were a better model by which to lead? One that creates more skillful leaders who inspire with vision, lead by example, while preparing a new generation of leaders? Bob Galen believes there is, and he is going to share it with you.

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Why Managers Should Stop Managing and Start Leading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mlzjf9OBnk. Why Managers Should Stop Managing and Start Leading. Although companies might be having some success with Agile at the team level, scaling Agile at the enterprise level presents a new set of challenges - and therefore requires a different approach. For example, whereas team dynamics and customer collaboration are important at the delivery level, leadership becomes a critical success (or failure) factor at the enterprise level. So how do Senior and Middle managers make the transition from traditional management to leadership? And what’s the difference between the two? In the video, experienced Agile consultant and coach Bob Galen shares some things managers might want to consider if they want to get the most out of the teams they’re responsible for.

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Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Leaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-dSzad-2n0. Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Leaders. Currently, so much of Agile adoption—coaching, advice, techniques, training and even empathy -- revolves around the Agile teams. Leaders are typically either ignored or marginalized at best, and in the worst cases they are even vilified. There is, however, a central and important role for managers and effective leadership within Agile environments, says Bob Galen. "We'll explore training and standards for Agile adoption and situations and guidelines for when to trust the team and when to step in and provide guidance and direction. We'll examine the leader's role in Agile at-scale and with distributed Agile teams," Galen said.

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