07 - 09 November 2018

M Shed, Bristol

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Session duration:
90 minutes

Presented by:

Priya Sinha

Redgate Software Limited

Ben Mancini

Redgate Software Limited

About this Workshop

Delegation is often associated with a top-down, hierarchical approach to management, and you don’t often hear it mentioned in relation to agile teams.

But great agile teams are not made up of specialists: they typically have generalists who can perform many different tasks to support and help their teammates. So how do you get to this state? Effective delegation can play a big part in making it happen. Not only it will make teams self-directed, self-organised and engaged, but pushing decision making to the people with best knowledge can make it more efficient and effective. It also frees up individuals to focus on tasks they enjoy doing that can't be delegated.

But delegation can be hard. Really hard! When should you delegate? What should you not delegate? How should you do it? What if your team is already busy? What if, secretly, you really want to do the task yourself?

In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore delegation, talk about the difficulties and benefits of doing it, look at some models and approaches - and practice some delegation, too.

About the Speakers

Priya Sinha

Priya is an early adopter of agile.

She currently works in a fast-paced agile environment at Redgate Software as a development lead. Prior to this, she gained extensive experience working in different roles in software development, such as scrum master, delivery lead and software tester. Her passion is to help build high-performing teams.

Priya is also a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.


Ben Mancini

Ben started his career in testing. He's also had roles in change management, release management and service assurance. He retrained as a scrum master and is now a development lead at Redgate Software.

He has 8 years' agile experience, and has helped roll agile out to a mixture of new teams and teams who have tried to adopt before. He has worked across large corporates, SMEs and start-ups.

Ben is co-founder of the Cambridge Agile Exchange, a local networking and events group focused on coaching, lean and agile.


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