Category: Organizational Culture

Agile Success Pattern: Start with Managers, not Teams

The usual approach to Agile – train & coach teams to move to an Agile process – is backwards. When we approach Agile from a Team Perspective, the role of the manager usually becomes an afterthought. But wait, don’t managers need to learn how to operate with an Agile Mindset along with teams?

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Are You Using The Right Culture Model?

The #1 Challenge with Agile is culture – Industry Research has consistently reported for years. Adaptation of a new way of working often doesn’t blend into “business as usual”. To succeed with Agile we need to understand culture and how to navigate it. And the key question is: Are you using the right culture model? Or less provocatively: How effective is the culture model you are using? Let’s examine some commonly used models and see how they compare.

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How To Be Successful with Agile in Any Culture

7 Years ago I wrote two famous blog posts (and a book) – How to Make Your Culture Work and How to Make Your Culture Work with Agile, Kanban & Software Craftsmanship. In this blog post, you will learn my updated advice and practical experiences on exactly how to do this. The focus is on how to create the greatest success within a culture bubble while respecting the host organizational culture. 

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How To Change Your Organizational Culture

You will learn How to Change Your Organizational Culture. Yes. How to Change Your Culture. It requires effort and focus. And it is possible. I have done it and leaders around the globe have applied this same information to change their culture. What follows below is an outline of the proven steps. I also include pointers to supporting resources.

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