Professional Agile Leadership with Joana Plaskonka

Professional Agile Leadership is vastly different from traditional management. In fact, management does not mean leadership by default. However, quite often managers are looked upon to be leaders in an Agile organization, while they are rarely involved.

But what should Professional Agile Leadership look like? Join Sander Dur and Joanna Plaskonka to find out!

 What you’ll discover in this show:

–        Leadership means leading; showing by example, paving the way forward
–        Massive changes are needed in our university system in order to set future leaders up for success
–        Leaders ensure psychological safety


Joanna Plaskonka
Agile Coach, Consultant, and Professional Scrum Trainer

Agile Coach, Visual Facilitator and Part Time Illustrator!

My educational background is related to Control Engineering and Robotics. I did not become an engineer automating a chocolate factory (like most children would dream to be), however I learned a lot and finished my PhD studies in Robotics with honors.

My professional career started in the field of Software Configuration Management. It quickly turned out to be that supporting people in creating effective processes and valuable products is what propels my career positively. My adventure with Scrum and Agile began in 2010 and continues to this day. I am currently a Professional Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach and consultant. My mission is to deliver the best learning experience and have a positive impact on people and organizations.

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Sander Dur (host)

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”

Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he’s an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety therefore is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.

He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.

 Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.

Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! 

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