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Topics: Agile, Leadership, Teams
How Involved Should Management Be With Agile Teams?
Building upon a previous question about how "hands-on" a PM should be, here's another one: How Involved Should Management Be in Agile Teams?

This question comes from the notion that in the Agile framework (especially in Scrum), leaders should be relatively hands-off (and yet, servant leaders).

How involved should management be, aside from the obvious of helping unblock obstacles and provide opportunities and free up necessary resources?
Jonathan -

Management's role is critical to ensure successful delivery by creating an environment which encourages teams to do their best. Beyond impediment removal and providing the necessary resources it is also about:

1. Only taking on as much work at one time as teams can efficiently and effectively deliver.
2. Championing a culture of experimentation and continuous improvement
3. Committing to creating a psychologically safe organization


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