This talk is all about how to make the organizational culture work in favour of you. Agile adoption/transformation face lot of resistence because the the change agents work against the organization culture.

In this talk we talk about how to understand the organizational culture and how to work with the culture to reach agility. We learn the details of organization culture with the help of Schneider model.

We also discuss about what is the best model for different types of organizational culture. How to move from one model to another without disturbing or fighting against the organization culture.

The talk is all about "Making your culture work".

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Outline/structure of the Session

•Impact of Organization culture on Agile Adoption

       –Understanding Schneider  model

•Understanding your Organization culture

       –Understanding you company culture

•How to decide the model

       –How to identify the model that works!

•How to make the culture work for you

Learning Outcome

How the company culture impact the Agile adoption / transformation.

How to understand the dominant culture of your organization.

How to select different models with respect to the culture of the organization.

Making use of your organization culture to succeed the transformation / adoption.

How to Make your organization culture work in favour of you.

Target Audience

Agile coaches, Change Agents, Transformation leaders, Transformation / Adoption decision makers, Anyone who want to make a difference in the Agile world

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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  • Venkatraman L
    By Venkatraman L  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Ebin,

    Looks to be interesting as it is the people more than the process thats key in Agile. So working with them and not agaisnt them is imperative.

    Just curious: Though you are using the Schneider Model, are you going to present any case study and compare and constrast for better grasp ? Or are you providing a very generic outline ?

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Venkatraman,

      Thank you for the question.

      After setting the context i am talking about my experiences in different organization and dealing with their culture. It is not made as case study. This talk will cover lot of pragmatic issues faced during the transformation and how it was affected/impacted by the culture.

      The conclusion will give you some tips and tricks about re-aligning the strategy and make it work with the organization culture.

      Did i answer your question? Let me know if you have any other question.

  • Ellen Grove
    By Ellen Grove  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Ebin - Any chance you can link to more info about this talk or other talks you've done? i'd like to find out more about where you're coming from.

    • Ebin John
      By Ebin John  ~  3 years ago
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      Hi Ellen,

      Thank you for your question.

      This talk is to introduce the impact of organizational culture to transformation success. The main inspiration for this talk is the book " An agile adoption and transformation survival guide" by Micahel Sahota.

      I was a speaker in Agile India 2013 and in 2012. If you would like to have some references, please let me know, probably you can check with Aslam Khan.


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