The Agile movement has done a great deal to bring more democracy to the workforce. Power has shifted from managers to individual contributors. As a result, we got empowered teams, self-organization and higher engagement. Now, some are saying that we are ready to get rid of management altogether.
So what is the role of the manager in the new agile organization? Is there one anymore?
Based on his own experience in managing teams and coaching others, Flavius sets out to identify how responsibilities are shuffled in the agile organization puzzle. What should the team do? What responsibilities does the manager retain? What new concerns need to be addressed that she wouldn’t have considered in the “old” organization?
If you’re a manager or team leader, this talk will make you reconsider the power distribution between you and team. If you’re a team member, I hope to give you a few things to talk about during upcoming retrospectives.