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The Importance of Leadership Competences - Research

5 June 2018

We all know how important it is to support the next generation; we need to ensure that they are learning about Agile, using Agile and being Agile.

Recently, one of our members came to us for assistance with finding Agile subjects to interview for her degree research, and we think it would be great if our community could come together to provide her with everything she needs and more.

Klaudia Niemancewicz is an MSc Project Management student at University of Westminster. As part of her studies, she is researching the importance of leadership competences during the transition from traditional to Agile methodology. It would be extremely beneficial for Klaudia to speak to some Project Managers and Leaders within the IT industry about their transformation stories.

These semi-structured interviews will be focussed on discussing;

  • The traditional methodologies subjects have used in the past, and which Agile methodology they are using currently
  • The challenges faced by their teams during transformation
  • The process for adopting and implementing Agile methodology
  • Which leadership competencies are required to successfully transform to Agile

Her research is based on three types of competences:

  • Emotional – includes self-awareness, emotional resilience, motivation, sensitivity, influence, intuitiveness and conscientiousness
  • Intellectual – includes critical analysis and judgement, vision and imagination and strategic perspective
  • Managerial – includes engaging communication, managing resources, empowering, developing and achieving

So, if you’re somebody who has participated in a transformation process and have experience of working with Agile methods within the IT industry, please do consider getting in touch with Klaudia and helping her to gather the strongest research possible.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 9th July 2018 either face-to-face or via Skype and will last approximately 30-40 minutes.

Klaudia Niemancewicz Contact Klaudia

Telephone: 07898116880


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