With traditional project management, we’ve become accustomed to a “command and control” leadership style. According to the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. Let’s explore how adopting a servant leadership stance with our Scrum Team can create a more collaborative and engaged team.
Judy Neher is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and agile coach, passionately transforming software teams from traditional development practices to agile practices. Judy has had over 29 years of experience with the Federal Government (hence her keen interest in agile security!) as a mathematician, computer scientist, and traditional software manager, ultimately embracing agile practices as an agile coach, trainer and leader in 2001. Additionally, she has lent her experience to many major commercial organizations where she has had the privilege of helping shape major agile transformations.
Judy is President/CEO of Celerity Consulting, a small woman-owned agile training and coaching firm based in Indiana. She holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a MS in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. When Judy isn’t sharing her Scrum passion with teams, she is enjoying the company of her large family, including her husband Chris, and their children.