The childish indian or How to Avoid the Negative Stereotype

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A talk presented at Agile India 2012 in Bangalore, India.

A talk presented at Agile India 2012 in Bangalore, India.

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  • 1. How to AvoidThe Stereotype ofThe Childish Indian
  • 2. A Difficult TopicIndians are NOT childishThe stereotype is immaturePeople are professionalTwo culturesSliding scale
  • 3. About MeLiving in New DelhiAgile CoachTeam LeadSolution ArchitectDeveloperDanish and Indian distributed team
  • 4. The ProblemInherent problem in distributed teamsLack of trustBut more so outsourcing to IndiaWhy?
  • 5. AgendaExplaining theNegative Stereotype Time Morality Responsibility
  • 6. Time - storiesThe TrainerOffice Mornings
  • 7. Time - discussionPerspective: Indian time Danish timeHow late is late?
  • 8. Time - solutionsSimple Dont be late Let people know if you are lateNot so simple Discuss time culture in your office
  • 9. Morality - storiesCold DrinksOffice Candy
  • 10. Morality - storiesQueuingPlaying theGame
  • 11. Morality - discussionPerspective: Indian morality Danish moralitySitting in a Team - Explain the stereotype to a Dane
  • 12. Morality - solutionsNo easy solutionDiscuss working cultureExplain the issues that are a fact in India
  • 13. Responsibility - storiesWork AloneTake InitiativeFollow UpCommunicate Defects or Delays
  • 14. Responsibility - discussionPerspective Danish ideal of the professional employeeBrainstorm Put post-its on the wall
  • 15. Responsibility - solutionsThe Indian Ideal of the professional employeeShow responsibilityMeans to get thereThese are very difficult things - agile methods can help
  • 16. Avoiding the StereotypeYou can do itStart by stating the issues Ask - Listen - ExplainFind a common solution
  • 17. Agile methodsExtreme ProgrammingScrumRetrospectivePlanningWhole Team
  • 18. Cultural TheoriesOur wayYour wayA common wayHow to get there?