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

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