February Meeting of Agile Boston- Pete Behrens on A CULTURE OF AGILITY
Agility as a process is fairly well understood today in feedback generating iterations or limited work-in-process flows. Agility as a structure is becoming better understood in creating cross-functional teams working collaboratively through the iterative or flow-based process. However, Agility as a culture has very little language or exposure yet organizational culture impacts every attempt at agility.
This session provides a language and visualization for organizational culture, its impact on organizational agility, and company examples of how exposing culture has aided their adoption of agile. We will visualize and explore a cultures within single organizations, sub-cultures across functional boundaries within larger organizations, and cultures bridging corporate mergers.
About the Speaker
Pete Behrens is the Founder and President of Trail Ridge Consulting, a firm specializing in leadership agility and enterprise-wide agile transformation and adoption. Certified as a Scrum Trainer (CST), Scrum Coach (CSC), and Leadership Agility 360 Coach (LA360), Pete enables high-performing adaptive environments through a focus on leadership and organizational agility. Examples of Pete's work can be found at Salesforce.com, McKinsey & Company, GE Healthcare IT, Staples, and Google. Additionally, Pete is active in the agile and Scrum community. Pete led the development of the Certified Scrum Coaching (CSC) program for the Scrum Alliance and continues to serve as the program lead. Through this program, Pete collaborates with coaching peers from around the globe to better understand the skills, competencies and tools required for coaching successful and sustaining agile organizations. He is also a Program Lead for the upcoming Agile 2012 Conference in Dallas, TX.
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