Culture existed before Agile. Culture also existed before what is now known as "organizational" or "corporate culture". Outside of the world of global enterprises and systems, culture within a society helps define what it means to be human. Within a societal culture, individuals and interactions really are valued over processes and tools.

Alas, much of the conversation about "culture" for agile teams focuses on how to design or change organizational culture to make it support agile practices. From this perspective, if you have the wrong culture, agile won't thrive.  To have the "right" culture, many organizations adopt scaling or adoption frameworks that create rules around communication and collaboration that ignore how people live and communicate with each other naturally.

What if traditions of a local culture are forces that actually help support communication within a global program that uses agile? What if people bringing traditions from their own culture can create something global and distributed that's more valuable than if they worked on their own?

This talk will explore how the simple principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto create a space where people local living in local cultures can contribute greatly to global agility. 

 
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This talk will explore how the simple principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto create a space where people local living in local cultures can contribute greatly to global agility. The talk is organized in five sections:

  1. How traditional cultures create different conditions for global agile teams, beyond older notions of "offshoring" or "outsourcing"

  2. Examples of how traditions of a local culture can contribute to agility (Southern India, Central Anatolia, Southern Michigan in the USA)

  3. Fundamental practices that create the space for people to thrive on distributed teams within their own societies.

  4. Potential impediments to global agility, and how to avoid them.

  5. Building on the the principles of the Agile Manifesto to launch powerful global agile teams today.

Learning Outcome

  1. How local societal culture contributes to global agility within the context of the Agile Manifesto.

  2. Distinguish global agile teams and programs from older approaches to distributed work.

  3. Focused practices that allow people to be great global agile team members within the context of their local society.

  4. Potential impediments to global agility, and how to avoid them.

Target Audience

Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Managers, Executives, Agile Coaches

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