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What is the Role of a Manager in Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)?

s. In an ideal world, a company would make the transition to #agile and we would all embrace flat structures and embody the roles as defined in the #scrum and #LeSS framework.

But organisations don’t transform overnight. The traditional style of management and project management has been around for over 100 years and it is deeply entrenched in most organisations.


As much as we would love companies to embrace the 21st-century style of working, the truth is that we have to integrate the old with the new in order to make progress in our quest for true Business Agility.


So, where do managers fit into the equation?


The #scrumguide doesn’t make mention of line management nor does it make clear what role managers play in nurturing and developing a #scrum environment.


And yet, managers exist in many of the organisations we work with, and they have a valuable if not crucial role to play in creating environments where people can excel and thrive.


#LeSS expert and certified #coach, Ben Maynard, walks us through the role of a manager in a Large Scale Scrum environment.


Ben has deep experience and expertise in #LeSS environments has been and has worked with both teams and managers to ensure successful and productive #LeSS adoptions around the world.


Ben understands the enthusiasm with which #scrum is adopted and balances that dogmatic approach with a far more pragmatic approach to integrating traditional and #scrum working environments.


In this short video, he shares his thoughts and recommendations for empowering managers to play a crucial role in helping teams to create and develop products and features that truly delight customers.