Planning Agile – 11:30-12:15
Session Title: Managing Agile: The Three Dysfunctions of Management
Speaker: Diana Larsen

Managing Agile involves designing, supporting and reinforcing a system of work to deliver business value. ‘Prevailing’ organizational systems often reinforce and reward management behaviors that produce three dysfunctional paradigms: 1) magical thinking, 2) the illusion of control, and 3) the fantasy of individual blame. The transforming antidotes to these dysfunctions emerge from three key strengths of Agile approaches: relying on data and evidence; accepting uncertainty and unpredictability; and maintaining a whole systems view. In this talk, Diana Larsen will describe ways organizations have reduced their dependence on the dysfunctions and built on the strengths of an Agile way of doing business.