Keynotes of Niels Pflaefing “Organize for Complexity” and Brain Robertson “Holacracy: A Radical New Approach to Management” summarized the agile position on leadership. In a rapidly moving world old paradigms of management are not fast enough. Teams near the customer must do the decisions using the power that organization’s constitution assures them.
More information about their ideas can be easily found from their books: Organize for Complexity and Holacracy .These ideas of leadership are essential in understanding why agile transformations are so difficult. It is hard to be agile if the management structures are not changed.
Another hot topic was scaling. SAFe is not the only option and LeSS seems to get more support from the agile community than it, because SAFe’s top down approach is less capable of changes.
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