Two Sides of the Same Coin: Using Culture and Structure to Build Agile Organizations

Posted October 3, 2017 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Digital Transformation & Innovation Bootcamp Cutter Business Technology Journal
Agile Leadership Canvas

Jesse Fewell discusses the debate between proponents of a “culture-first” approach to Agile transformation and those who favor a “structure-first” strategy. He describes the pitfalls of each and makes the case that Agile adoption succeeds best when leaders “encourage a conversation that incorporates both perspectives.” He offers three tips for bridging the divide, then introduces the Agile Leadership Canvas.

About The Author
Jesse Fewell
Jesse Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer who helps senior leaders from Boston to Bangalore transform their teams and organizations. As a project management pioneer, Mr. Fewell founded the original PMI Agile Community of Practice (PMI-ACP®), cocreated the PMI-ACP® Agile certification, and coauthored the Agile Practice Guide®. A global entrepreneur and founder of, he has distilled his experiences in the handbook “Can You… Read More
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