Author Archives: Steffan Surdek

Agile 2015 – Tribal Leadership for Agile Teams

This year, I had the opportunity to present my “Tribal Leadership for Agile Teams” talk at Agile 2015 and they selected my session to be recorded. You can see the recording of my session below:

 

Source: https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/videos/tribal-leadership-for-agile-teams/

Agile 2015 – Using Change Canvases w/Jason Little

This interview was originally published on the LeanChange.org web site in August 2015.

In 2014 at the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour conference, I saw Jason Little present about a tool he called the Team Change Canvas pulled from his book “Lean Change”. I was very intrigued at the time by how I could potentially use this tool to support the change we were bringing to teams with one of my clients.

After experimenting with the tool for six months, I reached out to Jason earlier this year to thank him for presenting the tool and to let him know I had used it with multiple teams this year. He invited me to do an interview for his web site and as we were both going to be at the Agile 2015 conference, we spent some time together and recorded the interview there.

You can the results on this interview page on his website or you can watch it below.

 

How learning by doing speeds up learning – Cutter Consortium

This article was published as an Executive Update by the Cutter Consortium in June 2015.

How can we resolve the polarity in organizations between the need for learning versus the need for producing results? How can we foster a culture that allows taking the time to learn and try different approaches despite the ever-present focus on results? This Executive Update explores learning by doing from different angles and attempts to shine a light on various ways that teams and organizations can speed up their learning curve by consciously taking action and learning from the results.

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The Silent Leadership Crisis – Cutter Consortium

This article was published as an Executive Update by the Cutter Consortium in April 2015.

There is a silent leadership crisis going on right now in many workplaces around the world. The generation shift taking place in the market and the changing needs of the current workplace, including software development teams moving to Agile and its model of “servant leadership,” are forcing an older generation of leaders to evolve their leadership styles.

This Executive Update explores this leadership crisis from different angles and attempts to point toward areas where leaders can observe their own behaviors and consider new possibilities.

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Le leadership dans une ligue de garage – Lime (French)

Depuis plusieurs années, je joue au hockey dans des ligues de garage près de chez moi. Imaginez un moment une vingtaine d’hommes, dans la quarantaine et plus qui tentent désespérément de créer ce moment personnel de gloire qui passera à répétition dans les bulletins de nouvelles sportives tout en se disant qu’on est « en train de jouer pour le plaisir ». Au cours des dernières années, je me suis souvent posé la question : à quoi doit ressembler le leadership dans une ligue de garage?

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