For well over a decade, leaders around the world have been encouraging software teams to embrace Agile development practices. The success of many of these teams has moved some leaders to extend their Agile approach to other parts of their organizations, allowing them to achieve true Organizational Agility.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that in numerous industry surveys, issues related to Leadership have been identified as some of the top reasons that many Agile transformations have struggled.
In the more successful transformations, Leadership has often been credited for being a major part of the success. So what can be done to help more leaders engage in successful transformations?
An upcoming issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal with Guest Editor Don MacIntyre invites papers that explore Agile Leadership, the effect it can have on Agile transformations, and what Leaders need to do about it.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- What is Agile Leadership and how does it differ from traditional leadership?
- What skills and competencies are required of an Agile Leader?
- What are some of the leadership challenges that arise when undergoing an Agile transformation?
- How can leaders demonstrate support for an Agile transition?
- How can Agile help leaders with the complexity and uncertainty of work in today’s organizations?
- How can leaders build trust and collaboration within their organization?
- How can leaders empower teams to take ownership of their work?
- What does a leader need to know about common practices such as Lean, Scrum, XP, Kanban, and DevOps?
- What type of a leadership mind shift must take place within an Agile organization?
Please send article ideas to Christine Generali at cgenerali[at]cutter[dot]com and Don MacIntyre at dmacintyre[at]cutter[dot]com and include an abstract and a short article outline showing major discussion points. Final article length is typically 2,500-3,500 words plus graphics.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: JULY 26, 2017
FINAL ARTICLE DEADLINE: AUGUST 28, 2017