Integrating Culture into an Agile Transformation – Intro

The introduction to a series I’m doing on the personal and organizational cultural changes related to an Agile Transformation.

All Things Agile

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker

This is the first in a series of articles that I will be writing concerning the various aspects of individual and organizational culture and their impact on agile transformations. During this journey, I will be providing my own insights, as well as those obtained from the likes of William E. Schneider, John P. Cotter, Michael Sahota, Michael Spayd, Lyssa Adkins, Frederic Laloux, and many other people who have influenced me either through my job, teaching, mentoring, books, or articles.

For the purposes of this article, I am dividing both personal and organizational culture into two levels of manifestation: The Open Level, which involves interaction and is on display for the world to see, and the Concealed Level, which involves values and beliefs, and can be hidden.

Personal Culture

The Open Level of personal culture reflects how an individual…

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