Transformation Starts with Leadership, and is Driven by Leadership!

In this meet-up, Joseph DeAngelis will demonstrate that managers have a key role in an Agile organization and will show you how to transform these managers into Agile leaders that will actually drive real and lasting change. 


SLIDES: The Role of a Manager in Scrum




If you are a senior or middle manager that feels left behind in your companies transformation, or worse, like your role is being eliminated, don’t miss this presentation today.

During the Q&A session of the Give Thanks For Scrum 2022 celebration, Dr. Jeff Sutherland confirmed that any real transformation starts with transforming leadership. At Rocket Mortgage for example, it was the senior managers that were first transformed into Agile leaders, and then those leaders drove the transformation throughout the organization. It was these leaders that held the Product Owners and Scrum Masters accountable, removed impediments to true Agility and shielded the Organization from meddling senior executives.

Unfortunately most transformations start with forming teams within the same top-down and silo’d organizational structure and hiring Scrum Masters that have very little authority or accountability to build truly self-managing and cross functional teams or raise escalations for impediments to Business Agility.

If Organizations truly want lasting change, it must start with the transformation of their Engineering and Product leadership at every level. Hard conversations must be had and tough decisions must be made.


Joseph DeAngelis is a transformation leader at a leading Conversational AI Healthcare Solutions company where he coaches, trains and advises senior leadership, middle management, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Scrum Teams. Previously, Joseph has coached and consulted at leading Financial Institutions like Fidelity and State Street, and other companies including Liberty Mutual, Cisco and Kronos. Joseph’s background is in Software Development and management, and previously has served as a Scrum Master and Product Owner for dozens of Scrum teams.