8 – 10 May 2019

thestudio, Manchester

Session type:
Tutorial

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Anna Obukhova

Scrum Trek

About this Tutorial

Agile leadership has its unique flavour of natural leadership: power isn’t given with a title, but taken by a person based on their inner abilities. We use servant leadership or powerless leader to emphasise this difference. If we look deeper into the biology and neuroscience of leadership, we might find unexpected things - that agile leaders are the ones that are recognised by nature and we unconsciously select these people from the crowd. How do you become this type of person?

About the Speaker

Anna Obukhova has been working with agile methodologies since 2004 as a scrum master, agile coach, project/programme manager and recently as an agile portfolio delivery manager for a large investment bank in London.

She is mainly interested in distributed and dispersed projects and the effectiveness of team communication in such conditions. Her passion is to collect and share best industry and company practices in agile management. She helps agile teams and programmes to improve their processes and implement the transition from waterfall to agile in corporate environments (her clients are major banks and very large companies from other industries).

Anna uses neuroscience and biology to explain agile productivity and enhance agile coaching techniques. She's shared this perspective at many conferences, to name a few: ALE Bucharest, Agile Days Moscow, Global Scrum Gathering Paris, Agile Cambridge, Agile Tour London, Agile on the Beach (UK), Agile 2017 (Orlando, USA), Agile Business Confernce (Moscow), Global Scrum Gathering Dublin, Manage Agile (Berlin).

She uses her education in biology, psychology and coaching to connect working tips and recommendations with the natural processes that happen in our bodies (especially in the brain). She believes it can explain a lot, and she's very excited by how naturally agile works.

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