The Ups and Downs of Cultural Diversity, a hands on workshop run by Glenn Smith

Cultural Diversity can sometimes be seen as a negative, but it has the power to take teams and projects to places never thought possible.  This hands-on workshop will allow you to explore Culture Diversity, working through the benefits and hindrances it can bring to a project.  Cultural Diversity occurs in all teams, not just those spread across the world.  You will investigate how to unlock the diversity within your teams and leave with practical ideas to facilitate a similar session with your own teams after the workshop.


Glenn is a techie at heart, cutting his teeth writing embedded software for Motorola on their GSM mobile phone network gear. He moved on to running a team that spanned the UK and China as a Software Development Manager.  Later Glenn led the successful change program to rollout Scrum across the entire business unit again across the UK and China that included 300+ engineering staff.

More recently Glenn has been helping organisations both large and small with their journey of agile adoption through a combination of being a Scrum Master and Agile Coach with experience in Telecoms, Government and Enterprise and Financial industries.

Glenn’s passion is working with teams, coaching and facilitating them to success, which he does through his own company Tootechnical Ltd.


Twitter: @gupster


This session has been chosen by the Scrum Alliance to run at the Paris Scrum Gathering in September. Come along and get a preview of this session before it's official outing in Paris.

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  • Yahya S.

    Thanks for that, a very eye opening exercise. Where can we get hold of the presentation slides??

    June 12, 2013

    • Glenn S.

      I will upload them shortly and announce it.

      June 13, 2013

    • Glenn S.

      Sorry about the delay, I've been under the weather and not been on the computer much. I've uploaded them under the files area, http://files.meetup.c...­

      June 18, 2013

  • Stuart F.

    I found it an enjoyable and informative event - cheers Glen.

    June 12, 2013

  • Sean M.

    Thanks for the session. Some interesting food for thought indeed!

    June 11, 2013

  • Richard H.

    What a fantastic session. It was great fun!

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Glenn S.

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      June 11, 2013

  • Marie K.

    Apologies for the late notice- I've been held up at work and won't make it out there in time. Apologies again and sorry to miss what looks to be an interesting session.

    June 11, 2013

  • Al S.

    Apologies for cancelling late. I'm off work today unwell so won't make it. Is the session being recorded?

    June 11, 2013

  • Stuart.Adair

    Sorry Glenn, have to dip out. Hope it goes well and will catch up later.

    June 11, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Sorry - won't be able to make this one after all. Hope it goes well- Tim

    June 11, 2013

  • Simon D.

    Sorry, have to go to London today and won't be back in time.

    June 11, 2013

  • Aidan N.

    Sorry - called to Birmingham for work tomorrow.

    June 10, 2013

  • Neville S.

    Can't make tomorrow sorry.

    June 10, 2013

  • Richard H.

    If you haven't been to HP Labs before (including myself) this map might be helpful. The actual location on Google map seems a bit off. Correct me if I am wrong.

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Thom L.

      I have just updated the pin on the map to the actual location of the gates.

      June 10, 2013

    • Richard H.

      Thanks a lot for the update Thom :D

      June 10, 2013

  • Stuart F.

    Hi Glen,
    I would like to attend if possible

    June 10, 2013

    • Thom L.

      Hi Stuart, you're all signed up and ready to go. See you tomorrow night.

      June 10, 2013

  • Helen L.

    Looking forward to this

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I'm going to Kiev to investigate suppliers so won't be able to make this one now.

    June 8, 2013

  • Mark H.

    I'm now going to be in Kiev. Probably eating chicken.

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Willem van den E.

    Delivering an agile engineering course in Vienna. In English instead of German, because it's a culturally diverse group ;).

    June 8, 2013

  • Ian J.

    Really sorry I cannot make this, but I now have to be away on business

    June 7, 2013

  • Sophie M.

    Unfortunately I'm now not going to be around Bristol, so I wont be able to attend :( - so my space freed up for someone else :) Have a fun session!

    June 7, 2013

  • Richard D.

    Sorry, can't make this.

    June 7, 2013

  • Carl A.

    Sorry can't make this one :-)

    June 5, 2013

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