Angel Medinilla - Hacking Management: How to convince your boss to be Agile?

Agile transformations are hard enough when Management is on board, but what about the whole 'desert crossing' stage when a few people in the organization realize that an Agile transformation is needed, and Management refuses to listen, so they just reinforces the old status quo? How can you best convince Managers to embrace uncertainty and Agility? Can you? When you’re trying to run the Agile Transformation, you have to be aware of all possible challenges, and to be persistent.

Angel Medinilla is not a magician, but he will show you some special tricks that you can use to progressively evangelize Agility in your company. During his session on the EPIC stage of the 2nd Agile Serbia Conference, he will give you some tips on how to perform the Agile “magic” – how to successfully run the Agile Transformation. Our speaker will help you adopt rational and emotional “tricks” to address management resistance to change. But, bear in mind that you have to address emotions and identity. You have to find some early adopters. Actually, you have to address the organizational culture!

Angel has more than 20 years working in the ICT market. He is a regular speaker at Agile conferences all over the world, Management 3.0 Licensed Trainer, a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), and a member of both the Scrum Alliance & the Agile Alliance. He is the founder and Lead Consultant at Projectiles (a leading Agile consulting and coaching company in Spain, and one of the most well-known in Europe and Latin America) and Improvement21. Angel is also the author of many tutorials, courses, seminars and videos which can be found at SlideShare, YouTube, and Vimeo.

This guy will also participate in the Coaching Corner, so you can even talk to him and ask him whatever you want. Join us and meet the real Agile Angel ! :)