Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in software development and is passionately focused on facilitating high-performance environments. Her leadership at all levels of an organization helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from over one-year product cycles to feasible, daily delivery of quality value. Tricia openly shares stories from her firsthand experience to inspire people to reach new heights through continuous reflection and growth. As a principle in the Agile For All team and a member of the board of directors of Agile Alliance, she is dedicated to making a difference in the workplace. She is an exceptional leader, coach, mentor, facilitator, trainer, and a popular speaker at national conferences.
I’ll focus on the questions similar to, “Are managers (executive, scrum master, functional manager, team lead, project manager, etc) needed for self-organizing teams?”
First let me highlight that I’m not getting into the discussion of manager vs. leader. A manager should be a leader. Bad managers do not represent manager roles. And labeling all managers as bad — well, I just expect more from people.