RECORDING: DC Lean+Agile November Meetup: Johanna Rothman

Topic: Modern Management: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success

Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture. Without modern management, any agile initiative will die. It’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors and create a real agile culture.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the three management principles that create modern management (managing yourself, creating a harmonic whole, management innovation).
  • Establish the 7 principles that create leadership (as opposed to management).
  • Review many of the myths that prevent management from achieving leadership excellence and agility. Focus on three myths and offer options.
  • Consider how managers can change their behaviors, realizing they don’t have to be perfect.

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, the “Pragmatic Manager”

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. Equipped with that knowledge, they can decide how to adapt their product development.

With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby) and Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver.

See all her books, blog, and other resources at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.

Questions?