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The Secret to Leading Agile Teams

Posted: December 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Michael K. Levine, an expert on lean and agile software development and information technology and author of his new book “People Over Process: Leadership for Agility” joins Enterprise Radio.

Different Agile project metrics exist to help management evaluate the development process, team’s productivity, and product quality.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Michael Levine discuss the following:

  1. You’ve been a busy senior executive, why did you take the time to write this book? 
  2. Now that we are twenty years into the agile software movement, how do you think its going? 
  3. What is the difference between lean and agile? Why do you talk about both? 
  4. What’s the biggest mistake organizations make in technology management?
  5. You seem to really like meetings.  Most of what we hear is how awful they are. What is up with that? 
  6. What is different about yours and why does it fit agility the best? 
  7. Your model depends on what you call “frameworks” to help teams be rigorous, efficient, and aligned.  What are some of your favorites?

Michael K. Levine is an expert on lean and agile software development and information technology. He conducted international trade negotiation at the US Commerce Department, was a corporate banker for First Bank System, and became divisional CIO at Norwest Bank. After a stint at Wells Fargo he joined US Bank to deploy a new branch banking system (bringing lean and agile to a highly structured waterfall environment), then became technology lead for US Bank Home Mortgage. He now leads all consumer lending and business banking technology.

His previous books are Tale of Two Systems: Lean and Agile Software Development for Business Leaders, and Tale of Two Transformations: Bringing Lean and Agile Software Development to Life. His third book is People Over Process: Leadership for Agility (Productivity Press, September 30, 2019). He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Holly Lindsay.

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