Anna Obukhova

Agile Coach

Agile Business (L) 2018
Agile Business (L)
Thursday 14:00 - 14:45

Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all

Powerful Powerless Leader

Agile Leadership has its unique flavour of natural leadership, when power is not given with a title but taken by a person based on his/her inner abilities. We use Servant Leadership or Powerless Leader to emphasise this difference. If we look deeper into the biology and neuroscience of leadership we might find really unexpected things – that Agile leaders are the ones that are recongnised ny nature and we unconsciously can select these people from the crowd. How to become this type of person?

To be an effective Agile leader we need to understand:

  • What makes a leader Leader-Leader Agile Model Difference between a leader and dominant behaviour Hormones and neuroscience of natural leader (with some practice)
  • How to become a person that people will follow Leadership differences and similarities of Scrum Master and Product Owner
  • How to understand what is leader’s success

Biography

Anna Obukhova is an Agile Coach working with Agile methodologies since 2004 as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Project/Programme Manager and recently as Agile Portfolio Delivery Manager for a large investment bank in London.

Anna is mainly interested in distributed and dispersed projects and effectiveness of team communication in such conditions. Her passion is to collect and share best industry and company practices in Agile management. She helps Agile teams and programmes to improve their processes and implement the transition from Waterfall to Agile in corporate environments (her clients are major banks and very large companies from other industries).

Additionally Anna Obukhova is using neuroscience and biology to explain Agile productivity and enhance Agile coaching techniques. This perspective of Neuroscience and Agile was agreed to be novel and worth sharing by many conferences, to name a few: ALE Bucharest, Agile Days Moscow, Global Scrum Gathering Paris, Agile Cambridge, Agile Tour London, Agile on the Beach 2017 (UK), Agile 2017 (Orlando, USA), Agile Business Conference (Moscow), Global Scrum Gathering Dublin, Manage Agile (Berlin).

She uses her educations in Biology, Psychology and Coaching to connect working tips and recommendations with the natural processes that happen in our bodies (especially in the brain). She believes it can explain a lot and she`s very excited how naturally Agile works.

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