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Agile Culture Series Reading Guide

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This is a reading guide to the series that explores corporate culture and how that has a direct impact (sometimes very negative) on efforts towards Agile adoption. It is a must-read for anyone that is considering taking their company agile or for coaches and consultants whose trade is based on Agile. The role of Kanban is quite distinct and is discussed throughout.

Below is a quick synopsis of each post in the series on Agile and Culture so you it’s easy to find the most relevant content for you and start with what interests you most.

Juicy Conclusions

Read about why it matters to you:

Agile Fits Better in Some Company Cultures than Others – Agile is a great way of thinking about software development but that doesn’t mean it fits in with all company cultures. Ditto for Kanban.

Change Agent’s Toolkit

Read this to expand your toolkit:

Reading Order from Beginning to End

If you want to understand the logic in linear order, start here:

  1. How to Make Your Culture Work (Schneider) – Explanation of Schneider culture model that is used as a base for the analysis and provides a framework for discourse.
  2. Agile is about Collaboration and Cultivation Culture – Analysis of Agile/Scrum core values and associated culture.
  3. Kanban aligns with Control Culture – Analysis of Kanban cultural bias.
  4. Software Craftsmanship promotes Competence Culture – Analysis of Craftsmanship cultural bias.
  5. Agile Fits Better in Some Company Cultures than Others – Juicy conclusions that points to a different way for coaches to approach and engage with clients.
  6. A Tour of Agile Adoption and Transformation Models – Review of Agile Adoption and Transformation models. What tools people in the community are using and where they are effective.
  7. Ways to Make Progress with Culture Gaps – Different ways for coaches to make progress with Agile when it doesn’t fit with the culture.

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