Agile Adoption in a Diverse Cultural Environment
In an era of technology and globalisation, many companies are thriving to succeed in cultural diversity in the workplace. While cultural diversity is definitely a competitive edge for organisations, learning to understand and respect the impacts of this diversity is essential for success.
In this highly interactive workshop we examine the impact of the cultural background on teams and individuals’ understanding and practice of Agile. Agile methodologies provide a set of values and principles forming together a philosophy or mindset. We use Hofstede’s cultural dimension as a foundational framework for understanding cross cultural aspects and map the dimensions to agile principles and values. We then interactively use a set of surveys to assess and discuss with the audience their cultural ratings and appetite for Agile values.
You will get out of this session with better understanding and better respect of the various backgrounds you work with. You will learn to appreciate the different ways of thinking, behaving and also learn how to address these differences.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Introductory Story: Asiana Airlines Crash: A Cockpit Culture Problem?
Brief introduction to Hofstede Model
Power Distance Index (PDI) - Mapping to Agile - Survey - Discussion
Individualism Versus Collectivism (IDV) - Mapping to Agile - Survey - Discussion
Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI) - Mapping to Agile - Survey - Discussion
Pragmatic Versus Normative (PRA) - Mapping to Agile - Survey - Discussion
Indulgence Versus Restraint (IVR) - Mapping to Agile - Survey – Discussion
Understand relation between Agile and culture
Learn to appreciate and respect different cultures
Learn to deal with different cultures
Prerequisites for Attendees
Good understanding of Agile principles and values