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Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

We all know Peter Drucker’s famous quote ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ and I transformed that into ‘Culture makes or breaks your agile transition’. For me this is reason number one why so many agile transitions fail. In this article I explain what I mean with culture, I make some references to books or articles explaining culture and I make a reference to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest and elaborate on the, what I call, culture targeted frameworks or ways of working.

This article was published in the Blue Striped Frog magazine. To read the complete Blue Striped Frog magazine or get a (free) subscription, see my review.

My “Bird’s eye view in the agile forest” article translated in Russian

I am pleased to inform you that my featured paper “A bird’s eye view on the agile forest” has been translated and published in Russian by the Magazine of COBHET (SOVNET), the Russian Project Management Association, with the title “ОБЩЕЕ ПРЕДСТАВЛЕНИЕ О ГИБКИХ МЕТОДОЛОГИЯХ”. To download: https://grebennikon.ru/article-nzgp.html

The original paper, which is an extract of one of the chapters of my Book “Scaling Agile in organisaties (Dutch)”, has been published by PM World Journal, and it received the “2019 PM World Journal Editor’s Choice Award”. Have a look at the latest updated version of this article.

50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall

50 shades (article picture horizontal)This article, published in Kwartalnik Project Management Institute Poland Chapter http://www.strefapmi.pl Wrzesień 2019 nr 26, is an updated version of the 50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall story I presented during the last NTPM 2019 conference in Gdańsk, Poland. Of course, an article cannot replace the pictures, sound tracks, movies and interactions I used, but it gives an impression of my message.

In this article I focus on five perspectives, namely the project manager, leadership, organizations, teams and culture. For each perspective I look into the traditional and agile view and what’s in between.

To download the magazine including my article and many more (mostly in Polish and some in English): Strefa-PMI-26-2019 (50 shades article Henny)

To visit the PMI Poland Chapter site: strefapmi.pl