Recent monthly gathering of Scrum Bulgaria group took place in the evening of 16 January 2013 at Telerik Academy.
January 16 (Wednesday), 2013 at 18:30 Bulgarian time
Telerik Academy Light Room: Sofia 33 Alexander Malinov Blvd, Wedding Mall, 2nd Floor
- National culture and its impact on organizations and Agile – Dimitar Bakardzhiev (RexIntegra)
The presentation was very interesting. We had an overview of what national culture is and some cultural statistical indexes (Тhe Impact of National Culture.pdf). Then the Agile values and principles have been related to some of these cultural dimensions. And conclusions/suggestions have been made about Bulgarian culture and Agile (Bulgarian Culture.ppt). There were discussions about what can be done in order to adapt Agile to our local culture, how to work with people of other nations, and other stuff.
There is a quiz at the end of the second presentation which we did. Interestingly, the quiz results even for our small group of event attendees were very close to the nation-wide ones.
Per-country statistics of several cultural dimensions for almost all countries can be found at: http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html
Two interesting blog posts of our presented related to the topic:
The official announcement of the event can be found at scrumbulgaria.org site (in Bulgarian)