How micro-moments, small tweaks and even a single word shape culture towards (or away from) agile ways of working.

For most organizations, embarking on an agile transformation is a daunting prospect fraught with resistance, conflict, risk and likely failure. Pete shares his experiences and stories from the roads less traveled by leaders and organizations who are shifting their cultures through these simple, yet impactful, culture hacks.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

I am an experienced story teller and illustrator who is able to bring complex topics down to earth and make them accessible to anyone attending. I will be sharing stories and illustrations of key concepts in this compelling talk. To assist, a themed visual illustrating value differences driving behaviors will be used as a backdrop.

During the talk, I facilitate a short game for the entire audience (yes 100's or 1,000's) to play with a partner. This creates a great energy in the room and connects some of the key concepts illustrated and shared.

Learning Outcome

  1. Organizational Culture is accessible to all leaders: Organizational Culture is like a shadow, elusive and difficult for any leader to access, much less change. This talk will illustrate some simple ways of understanding culture and its influences. Furthermore, it will help leaders (and potential leaders) at all levels understand their role in the current culture and culture change.
  2. Getting past Organizational Culture as an Impediment: Organizational Culture is regularly reported as the #1 impediment to agile transformation or deepening agile effectiveness. This talk will illustrate that there are accessible levers for any leader anywhere in the organization to shape culture an enabling agile ways of working.
  3. Aligning Agile Values with Organizational Culture: Organizational Culture and agile ways of working are often at odds with each other. This talk will illustrate that all organizational cultures can align to (or fight) agile ways of working from different perspectives, making it accessible to (or a challenge to) any organization. Agile is the means to improve business outcomes, not the goal.

Target Audience

Appropriate to all participants and has worked effectively as a keynote presentation.

Prerequisites for Attendees

N/A - I don't presume any agile or technical language awareness. In fact, the point of this talk is to help people understand how basic human behavior and simple organization measures and policies impact an organization's culture. Making culture shaping accessible to Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Technical Leaders, and Organizational Leaders alike.

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