Mark Dalgarno

Software Acumen

Bonus Track (K) 2018
Bonus Track (K)
Friday 14:00 - 16:00

Session type: Workshop (without computers)
Session level: Suitable for all

Dealing with disempowerment (Double Workshop)


We know that people who are empowered are more creative, more productive and more satisfied with their work and so produce better results for their organisations. So why is there so much disempowerment in the workplace?

In this workshop we’ll share our experiences of disempowerment, invent even more ways to disempower our teams and colleagues and discuss how we might identify the signs of disempowerment when it’s happening to others. We’ll then work together to figure out what could be done differently to move from a disempowered organisation to an empowered one.

Participants will take away:

  • Insights into what disempowerment looks like
  • Options for tackling disempowerment



I help organisations deliver. I mainly use Agile Methods – and help with adoption, skills building, coaching but also do interim Software Development Management, Project Management & Software Process Improvement work.

When coaching I often work at the interface of business and technology. Highly-experienced software development manager, programme and project manager with a strong background in Agile approaches.

30 years experience working in software / IT mainly in product / service development but also in enterprise / operations groups and consultancies.


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