Please join me this month as Tom Mellor (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=22484342&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=NmdF&locale=en_US&srchid=b5e8c02e-d953-48b3-aa02-4591d9d4556e-0&srchindex=1&srchtotal=95&goback=%2Efps_PBCK_tom+mellor_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link) speaks on the topic of effects of Agile adoption on company culture. Tom is past chairman of the board of directors for the Scrum Alliance, and a personal friend and mentor for me. Here is a synposis of his talk:
Agile-based development is often introduced as a foreign element to companies and that means change and chaos. Whether that change is accepted will determine whether agile-based development “sticks” in the company. An organization does not do agile; it may or may not be agile to some degree. How agile an organization’s work environment and culture are will often determine how effectively it adopts agile-based development approaches. It is also an indicator of how adaptable and competitive it might be.
In this session, we will examine the characteristics of an agile work environment and culture and what happens when these more progressive ideas are introduced into more traditional work cultures. We will also study and discuss the Satir Change Model and some perspectives on change offered by authors Tom DeMarco and Jerry Weinberg. We will share and analyze our experiences to gain insights and help each other cope with and support the cultural change necessary to do agile-based product development well.