Johanna Rothman - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 - Johanna Rothman

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Johanna Rothman

Author, Consultant, Speaker

Atomic Talk Title: Modern Management: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success


Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture. Without modern management, any agile initiative will die. It’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors and create a real agile culture.

Talk Takeaways

  • Identify the three management principles that create modern management (managing yourself, creating a harmonic whole, management innovation).
  • Review the necessary culture changes.
  • Consider how managers can start to change their behaviors, realizing they don’t have to be perfect.

Speaker Bio


Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your thorny problems. She helps leaders and teams learn to see simple and reasonable options that might work. Those practical alternatives can help them be more effective with others at work. With those choices, they can choose what—and how—to adapt their product development.

With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 19 books, hundreds of articles, and blog posts about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series. Find her monthly newsletter and blogs at &

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