Pete Behrens from Trail Ridge Consulting is bringing his passion for Agile to leadership. He recognizes that, while the ScrumMaster is responsible for identifying and removing impediments, it’s so often the case that the SM doesn’t have the power to actually remove the impediments: only leadership can do it. Leadership is a key factor in the success of any organization but, when the teams have a desire to be Agile and the C suite want to transform to Agile, it’s the leadership and management in the middle that have the least direction. One thing that’s important to Peter: replacing bad habits with good ones. “We’ve got to give leaders the positive message… These are the behaviors you should be doing, not just what to stop doing.” He also wants to create an Agile standard for leaders: “The Scrum Alliance has created the gold standard for [being] a certified ScrumMaster or Product Owner. We’re trying to create that same standard for leaders.”

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