When Two Cultures Collide: The Influence of Country Cultures on Agile Team Behaviours

  • Keith de Mendonca, Ivar Jacobson International

Effective decision-making, self-organisation, collaboration and iterative delivery are all essential characteristics of Agile teams. As companies adopt Lean and Agile principles and practices across the globe, local country cultures will have an important influence on how those teams choose to work together and how Agile behaviours get translated. Cultural diversity can improve the creativity and productivity of an organization, so how can we unlock all of these benefits from our Agile Teams?

In this talk Keith de Mendonca will introduce a model which describes country cultures and examines them through an ‘Agile’ lens: how teams might interpret the Agile principles, practices and roles in different countries. Keith will also provide practical advice on how this analysis can be used to support teams working together effectively even if they are spread across different countries.

  • Date:Wednesday, June 10
  • Time:12:40 PM - 1:25 PM
  • Session Type:Main Conference Track
  • Learning Objective #1:learn how we can compare our own country culture with others using a popular culture mapping model
  • Learning Objective #2:Increase awareness of how teams may implement Agile practices in different ways in different cultures
  • Learning Objective #3:Improve team working when team members are from different countries
  • Talk Level:Beginner
Keith de Mendonca
Ivar Jacobson International