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  1. 1. Company Culture Workshop Marco Trincardi Italian Agile Day 2013 ! @Trink0 marco.trincardi@xpeppers.com
  2. 2. Step 1
  3. 3. Organization Organization are community of people with a mission Putman 1990
  4. 4. Organization Organization are living social system
  5. 5. Why Culture? Culture is first barrier in Agile adoption
  6. 6. Culture Definition “How we do things in order to succeed” Schneider ’99
  7. 7. Activity 1 Questionnaire
  8. 8. Step 2 Culture Definition
  9. 9. Schneider Model CONTENT what is II I personal impersonal PROCESS IV III what could be
  10. 10. Four Core Culture Control Collaboration Competence Cultivation
  11. 11. Core Culture Every company has One Core Culture Elements of others culture (sub culture) are present only if they are useful to fullfil the goal of core culture
  12. 12. Activity 2 Culture Features
  13. 13. Step 3 Agile Methodologies
  14. 14. Manifesto for Agile Software Development Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan http://agilemanifesto.org
  15. 15. Activity 3 Identify Agile Features
  16. 16. Agile Culture Agile is a Culture
  17. 17. Introducing Agile Agile Introduction = Change Culture
  18. 18. Agile vs Culture Don’t fight the culture!
  19. 19. Beware The older and more successful the organization, the stronger its culture, its nature, its identity becomes
  20. 20. It’s a tough job Changing Culture is hard Changing Culture takes time
  21. 21. Step 4 Where do we Start?
  22. 22. Motivation Business is the best motivation to change
  23. 23. 3 Dimensions You People Agile Company Culture
  24. 24. Where do we start? • Identify “sub cultures” aligned with Agile culture • Look at Problems as point of improvements • Try two patterns • “Test the waters” • “Do it”
  25. 25. Rules of thumb • Don’t try to explain logically why Agile works • Practices are a means to an end • Ask for help • Iterate and evolve
  26. 26. Control Culture • “Self organizing team” is not appealing • “Planning” could be a good starting point
  27. 27. Collaboration Culture • It’s easier to deal with :) • Agile Manifesto values are a good starting point
  28. 28. Next Step It’s your turn
  29. 29. Activity 4 Start your journey!
  30. 30. References Books: William E. Shneider: “The reengineering alternative” Linda Rising, Mary Lynn Mans: “Fearless change - Patterns for introducing new ideas” Ebooks: M. Sahota: An Agile adoption and transformation survival guide A. Tommasini, M. Kearns: Agile Transition - What you need to know before start Articles: William E. Shneider: “Why good Management ideas Fail” http://www.parshift.com/ Speakers/Speak016.htm
  31. 31. Images Credits • http://www.flickr.com/photos/bilal-kamoon/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/99681082@N06/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonay/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/npobre/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/geofftrotter/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudhamshu/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukumbura/ • http://www.bettiniphoto.net/image/2_0010223_1_thumb2.jpg • http://www.louisalloro.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/76895_10151209479037441_2052877460_n.jpg

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