Agile and Culture: Let the research begin

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by in Agile, Culture & Change, Teams

I have long been a student of organizational culture, and for the past six years or so, particularly focused on the impact of culture on implementing Agile in large organizations. The center of my cultural approach is the typology developed by my colleague Bill Schneider, http://www.cdg-corp.com/products.html.

I have long taken the position that Agile teams seek to develop a specific type of culture identified by Schneider. Lately, I have begun to wonder whether the big three Agile methods–Scrum, XP and now Lean-Kanban–might have different underlying core cultures. To explore that question, I developed a brief (10 question) survey. I don’t want to say anything further about my expectations, so as not to bias anyone taking the survey.

If you are an Agile practitioner of any kind, I would be very grateful if you click on the link below to take the survey. It should only take 5-7 minutes. I will report back on the results when I have sufficient numbers.

Survey now closed. Results coming soon!  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/agileculturesurvey01

Thanks very much for your help!

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