Can Agile overcome cultural barriers

In the end we are all different and unique human beings with our own beliefs and cultural backgrounds. So can agile overcome some of these barriers?

Agile in practise

I have had the privilege these past couple of months to experience the difference agile can make in different cultures. In the Indian culture it is custom to have a representative or a spokesperson. It was a challenge to get the whole team to participate in the stand-ups and to show up for all the agile boundary meetings.  However after some training and a few months of getting used to the whole idea the team is now participating in all activities and enjoying it.

I don’t think that the agile values and principles are easy to follow for all cultures and that there will be a lot more challenges in the future. But we are adaptable and we can learn new ways.


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