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Proposal by Sathyanarayana H R

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“culture eats strategy for breakfast”

Session Type: Experience/Research Report Track: The Geekery Timebox: 1

As stated by Peter Drucker, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. For the successful agile transformation, organization culture plays a larger role. Resolving the tensions between Agile and traditional management cannot usually be achieved by purely rational means. My presentation will focus on techniques involved for driving culture change to agile. The organizational culture and traditional role of management often enjoys deep emotional attachments, comfort zone, power, attitudes, values and belief system which collectively add up to a corporate culture or an ideology. Some managers like being “the boss.” Even those that don't are pressed by the culture to act as though they do. Experience shows that changing a corporate culture or ideology can’t be achieved by the introduction of methodologies, models, job descriptions or policies/procedures. It’s tempting to dwell on the negative traits of the organization culture, but any corporate culture is a product of good intentions that evolved in unexpected ways and will have many strengths. So it is also important to identify the strengths of the existing culture and honor it In order to change the culture of an organization, it is important to address the mindset, belief system and behavior of every individual in the organization. My presentation will focus on change to agile culture and techniques and approach involved in the same

Key Takeaways:

Start acting before culture eats strategy for breakfast Start focusing on right things Why, what and how for culture change and how it matters for an agile organization Techniques for culture change

Sathyanarayana H R