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Watch Michiel Rook's JAX London 2018 session

Effective leadership in Agile/DevOps environments

JAX Editorial Team
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What makes a leader an effective leader? In this keynote, Michiel Rook talks about various leadership theories, how they can be applied in practice, and his thoughts on leadership based on experience as a tech lead and scrum master and from military service.

The Agile and DevOps movements place a lot of emphasis on the autonomy, self-organization, and responsibility of teams.

A common misconception is that there is little or no role for leaders of such teams. On the contrary!

In this rapidly changing world, where competition is fierce and the pressure to deliver is high, effective leaders create environments that allow teams to thrive. They enable, coach and inspire. But what makes a leader an effective leader?

In this keynote, Michiel Rook talks about various leadership theories, how they can be applied in practice, and his thoughts on leadership based on experience as a tech lead and scrum master and from military service.

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Michiel Rook is a very experienced, passionate and pragmatic freelance IT consultant from the Netherlands. Working as a coach, software developer and architect, and a strong leader, he considers it his mission to help companies significantly improve their software quality and delivery process. Currently, he focuses on adopting Continuous Delivery and DevOps principles, culture and tooling, legacy software transformations, and cloud migrations. Michiel is a regular speaker at (international) conferences and events. When he’s not thinking about Continuous Deployment, DevOps or event sourcing, he enjoys music, cars, sports, and movies.

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