Culture eats Transformations for Breakfast have you understood yours?

Culture is frequently cited as the #1 Barrier to Organizational Change in Agile Adoption Surveys. Yet we do little to address it, we mostly just hope it will change.

Before taking on a Large Agile Improvement or Transformation - you need to assess your current culture then see where your people want to go. Change won't work if its incompatible with the desires of the people.

I will teach the attendees how to use the Competing Values Framework (a widely used/referenced research backed Culture Assessment tool) to understand what their current culture is. They will also see what culture they're trying to create. The differences between the two fuel the vision for the Agile Change (or if prefer transformation). If time permits we will also see how Competing Values Framework - can help leaders understand their own behaviour.


Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

5 Minutes - What is culture?

15 Minutes presentation on Competing Values Framework - including references to the research

15 Minutes assess your current and aspirational culture and chart results

5 Minutes what do Agile Cultures look like - examples will include both Lean Startup and Agile as a competitive advantage

15 Minutes How do you get from your Current Culture to your Aspirational Culture?

5 Minutes Wrapup


90 Minutes version - attendees learn how to assess their own leadership style and act on the feedback



Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn how to assess they're own culture, how to interpret the results and have an idea what action to take from them.

Attendees will understand how big the gap is and when it might be difficult to overcome. They will see we some excellent initiatives run aground inspite of their effort.

Attendees will have a good set of references on the subject of assessing culture.

Target Audience

Executives, Managers, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, Team Members who want to understand Culture

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