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)
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
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!
Tips Culture “is what is” Can be very sensitive Avoid value judgements There is no good and bad, since those require values!
Case Study Groups Question 1: Describe and summarize the culture of theorganization visited by values. Compare and contrast with other cultures as needed.
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?
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
Case Study Groups Question 3: What cultural aspects of the organization would you guide to change and how?
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.
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."
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?
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!