Chapter 3 Cultural Challenges

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Many organizational influences can impact a project, whether it uses an agile or a traditional phased or gated approach. Organizational and team culture can block a smooth transition to an agile approach. In this chapter, we discuss factors that can directly affect a tester’s role on an agile team.

Organizational Culture

An organizational culture is defined by its values, norms, and assumptions. An organization’s culture governs how people communicate, interrelate, and make decisions, and it is easily seen by observing employee behavior.

The culture of an organization can impact the success of an ...

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