Traditional manager to agile leader

How is agile project management different from traditional project management?. True agile teams are self organising. The problem is given to the team and the team decides how to solve it and who will do what?. This is totally different from traditional project management based on task allocation where the manager decides who will do what and in which order. In agile, as a lead ones sole objective is to get the best out of the team by playing a servant leader role. The focus is on how we can improve than fault finding. As a lead in the agile world ones focus is on capability enhancement than focusing directly on production. When the capabilities improve automatically production improve. The major shift is from a command and control to contribute and collaborate mindset. Io Positional power does not help here. Credibility has to be earned through contribution and collaboration. It calls for real transformation from manager mindset to leadership thinking. Giving away positional power and embracing contribution power is painful and at the same time rewarding.

Published by Project Management Research Institute

Project Management Research Institute, a not for profit organization involved in collaborative research, development and deployment of customer centric project management solutions.

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