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  • 1. Organizational CultureCase Studies
    Communitech Agile/Lean P2P
    20 April 2010
    Kareem Shehata
    Aeryon Labs
  • 2. Agenda
    What is Organizational Culture (10 min)
    Case study groups (45min)
    Presentation back to group (15 min)
    Closing thoughts (5 min)
    Retrospective and wrap-up (10 min)
  • 3. What is Organizational Culture?
    Values, ideals, practices
    “is what is”
    Set of assumptions made by all participants
    Difficult to study from within
    Need to step out to see in
  • 4. Case Study Format
    Visitor and host from local area
    Visitor visits host for at least half a day, observes as much of the culture as possible
    Not interested in technology
    Debrief at the end of the session
    Discuss it here!
  • 5. Tips
    Culture “is what is”
    Can be very sensitive
    Avoid value judgements
    There is no good and bad, since those require values!
  • 6. Case Study Groups
    Question 1: Describe and summarize the culture of theorganization visited by values. Compare and contrast with other cultures as needed.
  • 7. Case Study Groups
    Question 2: How do the values compare with the agile manifesto? How have the values and definition of the agile process been adapted to the culture of the organization?
  • 8. Agile Manifesto
    Individuals and interactions
    over processes and tools
    Working software
    over comprehensive documentation
    Customer collaboration
    over contract negotiation
    Responding to change
    over following a plan
  • 9. Case Study Groups
    Question 3: What cultural aspects of the organization would you guide to change and how?
  • 10. Presentations
    Pick one person to present a summary of the most salient findings back to the larger group
    You have 5 minutes, in whatever format you like.
  • 11. Closing Thoughts
    "for an agile project it’s the culture that matters – and culture by its very nature can’t be planned; you can merely guide it."
  • 12. Retrospective
    Thoughts from visitors and hosts – what did you get out of it?
    What did you appreciate from this session?
    What could be done better?
  • 13. Thank you!
    A special thank you to our host organizations and visitors:
    McAfee, Ann-Marie Kong
    PostRank, Ryan Caught
    Creative Options, Rob Kurtz
    Extra special thank you to Ann-Marie!

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