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Knock Down the Organizational Culture Barrier

You have successfully coached a team or two, but seem to have lost momentum in spreading agile beyond your local division. The organization’s culture seems to be pitted against you. What efforts can you take to overcome this barrier? Do you know how to assess your current organizational culture? How about manage the changes to it? According to State of Agile Survey, for two years running, the ability to change organizational ...more »

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Why Johnny Can't Do Ruby (Programming Languages and Culture)

We like to complain that changing an organization's culture is hard. However, many Agile transitions face a different challenge: as the organization changes, the developers fail to adopt modern technologies and practices. The resulting organization might do Scrum by the book, and still fail to deliver quality software in small increments. Why is it so difficult for developers to open up to different technologies? The ...more »

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