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Scrum Event & Karim Harbott (CST): How We Do Things Around Here
Scrum Event & Karim Harbott (CST) present: How We Do Things Around Here In the latest State of Agile Report by Version One, 63% of organisations stated that their main barrier to increased agility is; "Company philosophy or culture at odds with core agile values". This is a huge number, but precious few can even help to define culture, never mind advise on concrete steps to change it. This leaves leaders with very little guidance on how to address the single biggest impediment to agility. This is a big contributor to many failed transformations all across the globe. In this interactive workshop, we will seek to change that. We will start by exploring, through stories, why culture is so important. Then we will introduce ourselves to the most widely used, and scientifically validated culture framework out there; the Competing Values Framework. We will dive into the 4 main culture types, their main characteristics and in what context each may be effective. Crucially, we will also explore how to begin to change your organisational culture using a tried-and-tested diagnostic tool. Leaders, leadership coaches and anyone interested in shifting the culture of their organisation in service of increased agility will find concrete, practical advice on how to do so. Learning Objectives: Describe culture and its importance for Agile transformations Describe the Competing Values Framework for measuring culture Compare and contrast the characteristics of the 4 culture types in the Competing Values Framework and state which are most compatible with agility Outline the high-level steps for embarking on changing an organisation’s culture About Karim Harbott: Karim Harbott is a seasoned Agile trainer, executive coach, blogger and international conference speaker. He has over a decade of experience helping organisations with Agile transformations. He has worked on some of the most complex anywhere in the world, including many large, financial services organisations, government departments and global consultancies. He is a founding partner of Agile Centre LLP. Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00: Arrivals 19:00 - 19:10: Introductions 19:10 - 20.00: Session Talk 20.00 - 21.00: Networking Venue Sponsor: Hosted by Skills Matter who has graciously let us use their space for this event. Don't forget to SIGN UP with Skills Matter for faster access and a proper name badge on the day here: Our community thanks you. We're a Scrum Alliance endorsed User group: This event will earn Scrum Alliance SEUs worth 2 SEU's

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What we're about

We are an endorsed Scrum Alliance User Group primarily based and operating in London.

We are a user group of Scrum advocates who wish to promote the Agile and Scrum values within the community and beyond. Leveraging the knowledge of industry experts, our objective is to support people where we can. But only when they are ready to be Agile and potentially use Scrum.

We do what we say by living the Scrum Values:


We focus on the presentation(s) per event (but it can be presented by multiple people). This allows the presenter(s) and audience to gain the maximum value from the event, rather than being a show case for something else.


We organise as a team and welcome people to contribute so, they too can gain experience of volunteering for the community. We believe there is no monopoly on experience.


We are a free, open group that tries to resolve any concerns and is as transparent as we possibly can be.


We are committed to the success of Agile and Scrum by supporting the community with this user group.


We respect everyone inside the group and also outside the group. We have no desire to compete, but rather to share knowledge even if it could be seen as being at the expense of our group. We do not judge and we wish all to be respected even if others may deem they are not worthy of that respect.

For that, we will always support diversity in our community and we will start doing that by promoting female speakers for the first 12 months to show who they are and what they have to offer!

Our users are committed to these values because we believe that an Agile Mindset can enhance people’s lives, often resulting in easing communication, reducing stress and enhancing happiness. It is well known that happy people are more productive people, translating into real Value.

We want everyone to be able to experience joy from the group.

Thank you.

Attendees: This Scrum User Group is entirely free!

We aim to keep it that way. All that is required is that your turn up, enjoy the event and be respectful to other attendees.

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