Martin von Weissenberg

Martin has worked across the software industry for over 20 years, in startups as well as multinationals, as a senior developer, sysadmin, sales engineer, project manager, process developer and partner. Since 2006 he's worked exclusively with agile and lean methods. Today Martin works with companies large and small, helping them organize themselves for improved collaboration and communication, so that they can develop better software faster. A PhD on agile organizations is in the making.

10:00 - 12:45

29th of October Day 2 - Workshops

How to measure and visualize your organizational culture to improve your working environment

"Well, that's the way we do things around here." Organizational culture can be a source of comfort and stability in uncertain times... or it can be the stone wall that prevents fresh ideas and much needed change. Having the best agile frameworks and mechanics in place will not help much if the organizational culture is fragmented and misaligned.

Unfortunately, most companies are not even aware that they have a company culture. If they are, their main tool for improving the culture tends to be motivational posters.

Considering that culture eats strategy for breakfast, we think it’s high time to take a sharp look at how people do things around there. In this workshop we will look at the importance of having a well understood and coherent culture, explore various ways of visualizing it, and finally see how the impact of improvement actions can be observed and tracked.