8 – 10 May 2019

thestudio, Manchester

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Guy Marshall

Fuza

About this Case Study

People are different, and when you add country and culture into the mix, a complicated collaboration problem becomes even more complex. In order to lead an organisational change, you need to understand how different cultures behave and work. Whilst agile has many prescribed methodologies, such as Scrum, things need to be tweaked: It’s not one size-fits-all.

In this session, I will share my recent experience of working with teams in Poland and Iceland, across retail, betting and shipping technology industries. I will advocate tailoring communication and collaboration to create the trust required for an effective team. Language, body-language and cultural differences can create misunderstandings, both in person and in written communication, and we’ll cover some of the approaches that did and didn’t work.

From this session, you will gain some tips and tricks for getting the best from your international and multicultural teams.

About the Speaker

Guy is an independent Manchester-based agile coach. He’s also a researcher at the University of Manchester’s AI Systems lab.

He spends his time applying his skills and experience to agile software development, particularly international transformation programmes, working with companies such as Tesco, Thales, Ocado and William Hill, across 3 continents.

He also volunteers for Manchester Statistical Society and the Institute of Mathematics, writes a blog fuza.co.uk and can often be found in the hills.

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