Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Manager Role in Scrum - Just Get Rid of ‘em All?!

In complex, dynamic environments such as software development, Traditional management approach tends to break down.  A common misconception about agile is that managers are unnecessary. After all, agile is based on self-organizing teams.  A frequently cited barrier to agile adoption is managers who don't know what to do when their teams become self-managing. In simplest terms, the manager in Scrum is less of a "nanny" for the Team and more of a mentor or "guru," helping them learn, grow and perform. So who are they and what is expected from those managers?

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