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Implementing Agile Successfully Requires a Culture Shift From ‘Me’ to ‘We’

Published: 19 February 2020

ID: G00465080

Analyst(s): Wan Fui Chan , Matthew Hotle , Mike West


Culture change is essential to creating successful agile teams. Application leaders must move away from a development culture that focuses on individuals (“Me”). Organizations that do not adopt a culture that focuses on teams (“We”) are likely to fail in their agile implementation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Eliminate the “Hero Coder” Mentality
  • Build Trust With Internal Customers and Other Key Stakeholders
    • Transparency Breeds Trust
  • Provide a Solid Foundation for Agile Practices
    • Shared Values
    • Shared Goals
    • Empowerment
  • Transition to a Culture of “We”

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