Product Managers find themselves in implicit leadership positions when becoming a part of agile teams. As the owner of the product vision, they have to align teams of sharp domain experts to follow them in order to achieve a common goal. Without the comfy safety net of hierarchical power, they have to look for other ways to frame their leadership role. The talk will discuss why lateral leadership matters, and how to use it on a daily basis in the context of product development – From alignment to escalation.
Lead, don’t serve – How to apply lateral leadership in agile environments