The Agile and DevOps movements place a lot of emphasis on the autonomy, self -organization and responsibility of teams. A common misconception is that there is little or no role for leaders of such teams.
On the contrary! In this rapidly changing world, where competition is fierce and the pressure to deliver is high, effective leaders create environments that allow teams to thrive. They enable, coach and inspire.
But what makes a leader an effective leader? Attend this talk to learn more about various leadership theories, how they can be applied in practice, and my thoughts on leadership based on experience as a tech lead and scrum master and from military service.
Michiel Rook is an experienced freelance consultant, developer, trainer & speaker from the Netherlands. He loves helping teams and companies to develop better software and improve the delivery process. When he’s not thinking about continuous deployment, devops or event sourcing he enjoys music, cars, sports and movies.