Bringing in Mindset and Cultural change – How to do it?

Mindset and Culture change is at the core of agile and DevOps adoption. While we all know it’s importance, there is no single approach or process to make this change happen.

In my session I will cover pragmatic approach of bringing in mindset and culture change. An approach which we are adopting in our workplace and seeing the change resulting in multi-fold benefits. You will leave the session with multiple ideas and an insights on how to make cultural and mindset shift in your organization


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Gain Deep understanding of mindset and culture
  • Learn Echo system of Mindset, Culture and Behaviors
  • Honest indicators of change – How to identify
  • Enabling behavioral change – How to do
  • How we are doing this on the ground, making a little impact everyday
  • Benefits observed by applying the change

Learning Outcome

  • Clear understanding of mindset, culture, behaviors and habits
  • Learn Practical and proven approach to address mindset and culture change
  • List of 7 Key Behaviors that are making huge impact along with benefits
  • Challenges with "mindset and culture" change and how to overcome them
  • Key enablers for mindset and culture change

Target Audience

Leaders, Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile and DevOps Coaches, Product Owners, Product Managers, Developers and testers

Prerequisites for Attendees



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