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