Optional Conference: Agile management, not just for managers

Speaker-Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books 'Agile Software Development in the Large', 'Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams', 'Retrospectives for Organizational Change', and together with Johanna Rothman 'Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Real Value in your Project Portfolio'.

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Agile Teams: Self-Organizing, Collocated, and Distributed


Agile development requires teams to self-organize. However, this doesn’t happen by chance. Teams have to be set up in a way that allows them to self-organize. And moreover, if you work on a large project with more than one team the team structure should still enable self-organization. The same is true for global development.
In this session we will cover the essentials for building productive self-organizing teams for small and collocated and as well for large and distributed settings.
Learning Outcomes:
– Understand what characterizes self-organization and the evolution of an agile team
– Understand what kind of communication and collaboration ensure a team’s agility
– Learn how teams can be agile in large and distributed environments
– Understand how both – developing business functionality and ensuring conceptual integrity of the architecture can be supported