A Manager's Survival Guide to Going Agile

Michele Sliger, Rally Software Development

When software development teams move to Agile methodologies, they often leave the project managers behind. Traditionally trained project managers are confused about their new roles and responsibilities in an environment that no longer allows them to make stand-alone decisions. In this session, Michele Sliger focuses on re-defining the job of the project manager and their new-and often more important-role in development. Michele discusses the shift in a project manager's role from "boss" to one who serves and supports the team. Find out facilitation and collaboration skills can make you a better Agile project manager. Leave with a better understanding of the necessary changes to lead and support an Agile team and take away clear, practical guidelines to make these changes.

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