Cultural Transformation : Transitioning from Date Driven to Value driven culture

Acquisition of an agile mindset first requires awareness of the cognitive patterns of the old ways of thinking, such as the common belief that big up-front requirements are the correct way to approach delivering product. Agile approach starts with mindset change which is really hard to do. Most organizations, moving to an agile culture is a significant change management activity. Changing a culture is hard. People underestimate the difficulties of a culture change within their organization. Most of the managers expect quick solution and expect some miracle will happen to transform a team or an organization.

Trust and ownership play very vital role. Today’s incredibly fast-paced and competitive markets, how do we deliver products and services that delight? By unleashing the talent of every person in the organization and focusing them on shared ideas that generate meaningful business value and by trusting them. Increase ownership is also one of the key. Why do I want to do certain tasks? What are the motivation? Self-actualization

 Traditionally Project execution was driven based on the complete plan. Monitoring and control that plan so that time line can be maintained. Expertise and maturity was used to forward think as much as possible. Predict all the possible risk, issue, may appear and mitigation plan against them. System were built through plan by thinking all the possible change support. Everything were ensured with a heavy weight process to assure the success.

Today a shift of thinking is require in entire execution cycle chain. For rapid solution development and market release speed of execution is mandatory requirement.

For rapid action we need US Navy Seal type soldiers. Mindset like those soldiers , training like them.

Large organization has to change the way of project execution, it start with mindset change, cultural change, DNA change else deliverable will be slow.

How few simple steps like individual member’s accountability, collective ownership, team orientation, backup behavior, mutual trust changes team culture.

In this talk I would to like share my experience as an Agile coach about cultural transformation which helped mindset change date driven to value driven culture and improved agility. I will share the roadblock we have faced in this journey.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

Presentation from a Case study report sharing with the team(Challenges with Distributed gloabal agile team structure)

Structured and systemic thinking for Value generation and measurement

Key take away from the case study

Importance of tools for collaboration, cooperation, communication

Measuring cultural changes through Net Promoter Score



Learning Outcome

How to build culture of trust.

Build process for a self-organizing team

How gamification helps team to increase motivation

Mindset and Behavior that reduce Chaos which helps to improve business result

How all these steps ensure value generation



Target Audience

Team members,Business manager, Line manager,scrum master, agile coach,product owner, project manager


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