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Wednesday, July 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Stop talking to a Brick Wall - how culture impacts conversations about Agile (Peter Green, Jake Calabrese)

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Many Agile advocates struggle to convince others in the organization of its benefits. "Why can't they just see how this better - it seems so obvious!". At best, this results in a slow adoption of Agile principles and practices. At worst, frustration and misunderstanding makes people resistant to Agile in general.
In this session, we will start by explaining what's behind the common cultural stage frameworks, including the color models described in Spiral Dynamics and the related Laloux culture framework. Maybe you've heard about these colors, and are wondering how that can help you in your efforts to increase the level of Agile adoption in your organization.
After the introduction to the color models, we will use examples from our own work, as well as some persona based role playing, to explore how people's dominant worldview affects what they hear when you're talking about agile, and your ability to say what you intend.
Agile provides compelling benefits for people with each of the dominant worldviews (colors). The challenge is that it's difficult to see the world how others see it. Come to this engaging session where you'll have a chance to experience each of these perspectives and will walk away with some ideas of how to better reach your Agile goals.
Learning Outcomes:
  • * Describe various cultural stage models like Spiral, Laloux, etc.
  • * Explore how people and organizations from different cultural perspectives see the world and value different things
  • * Describe the benefits of an Agile approach from multiple different perspectives

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Jake Calabrese

Agile Systems Coach & Trainer, Agile For All
I love to help people reach those breakthrough moments by noticing and become aware of new information to tackle opportunities and challenges. I'd love chat about systems coaching, human behavior, lean, scrumban, unscaling, agile superpowers, systems intelligence, or really whatever... Read More →

Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Centennial 4