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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
It is the culture, stupid, but don't you dare touch it: Israel Gat

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Why does organizational culture matter? Isn’t adopting agile all about changing the culture? What does culture have to do with technical debt or devops? How have your experiences as an executive made you think about culture change? When is the right time to think about culture? To elaborate a little, Peter Drucker's estimates that it takes 10 years to change a culture. In the Agile context, I never met anyone who had a 10 year charter. Hence, folks try to speed up the culture change and run into a lot of resistance (and more often than not fail). IMHO the way to do it is to induce behavioral changes through changing the environment. In a way you could think of it as behavioral psychology approach versus traditional Freudian theory mixed with a dash of complexity theory.


Israel Gat

Independent Software & IT Consultant, The Agile Executive
Dr. Israel Gat is an independent software and IT consultant specializing in large scale end-to-end engagements. He is recognized as the architect of the agile transformation at BMC Software where, under his leadership, Scrum users increased from zero to 1,000, resulting in nearly... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Dallas 6-7
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