Defining Agile Culture: A Collaborative and Practitioner-Led Approach

Gregory, Peggy orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-7891-6666 and Taylor, Katie Jane orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-4840-9991 (2019) Defining Agile Culture: A Collaborative and Practitioner-Led Approach. In: 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2019), 27 May 2019, Montréal, QC, Canada. (Unpublished)

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Agile transformation requires more than the adoption of new practices, it also requires a change of behaviours, norms and mindset across the organisation. This suggests that organisations need to change their culture to become more agile. But what is Agile culture? In this paper we explore how a group took a collaborative and practitioner-led approach to developing a definition of Agile Culture and a set of tools to aid cultural assessment. We tell the story of the process, discuss the artefacts created, and analyse the approach taken using a model of interdisciplinary collaboration.

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