The culture inside the Agile Mind

DISCLAIMER

I will use words like:

B*&&#@!T // When it is

c#^p // When it's the best description

A*&$$%^e // only 1 time

No STATistics in this presentation!

why?

because 84% of statistics in presentations are fictional

and guess what?

 IS also the random number because I have no clue what is the real percentage!

84%

how to humanize IT industry?

of course by making it more robotized  with frameworks and procedures!!!

why?

because we lie and we lie a lot!

but we lie to make the world feel better!

tell me more about your company's culture?

Top management:

Care for employees

middle management:

Care for employees

what an average employee thinks?

employee 1:

I feel alone very often and there is a lot of pressure because of deadlines.

employee 2:

More transparency couldn't harm.

employee 3:

We have nice team buildings like going

to cinema or playing some sports.

why employees are feeling so much pressure?

Lack of procedures!

Kanban for business and scaling up.

As a visualization and control mechanism

1.Human resources and recruitment

 

2.Marketing


3.Organizational strategy and executive leadership

 

What I did yesterday, doing today, who/what is blocking me, number

Daily Huddle

Scrum for product and dev. teams.

DEV Teams 3-9 people, everything is time boxed

CEO

BOTTLENECK is always at the top 

knows the best

at least better

listen to ceo

is a role model

From the start

CEO is Everything 

Developer

Product Manager

COO

CFO

HR

Recruiter

Promoter

Up to 5 Employees

5+ Employees

CEO is not everything 

Developer

Product Manager

COO

CFO

HR

Recruiter

Promoter

Up to 15 Employees

15+ Employees

CEO is even less than before 

Developer

Product Manager

COO

CFO

HR

Recruiter

Promoter

Up to 50 Employees

50+ Employees

CEO is just ceo 

Developer

Product Manager

COO

CFO

HR

Recruiter

Promoter

Up to infinity and beyond

top management should only keep everyone in line with the #1 GOAL"

The Culture inside

1. Positive Feedback Culture

2. strictly and clearly defined positions

3. transparency across the whole company

Positive feedback culture

feedback // content-attitude-form

positive // feels good

negative // feels bad

content//attitude//form

Confirmation

adjustment

content//attitude//form

undermining

supportive

content//attitude//form

We want clarity

Communication styles differ

Language barriers

Cultural differences

Assume misunderstandings

basic rules

be timely x 2//when you see, don't kill a win moment

review " you" for "this"

if it is " you" assume that they already know and having a really crappy days trying to overcome.

point and shift

ASK!

strictly defined positions

strict responsibilities

clear accountability

remove cEo from  production 

transparency

keep everyone on the track

builds the trust

a sense of belonging

reduces and removes impostor syndrom

impostor syndrom

very often we don't know what it is but it's a culture killer

individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud"

The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another.

the culture

don't be so shy, ask now because I'll not answer tonight at the afterparty.

a.savkovic@enartia.com

aleksandar@thecore.io

Aleksandar Savkovic 

@WPAleks

@WP_Aleks