© Jeff Dalton 2019
Jeff DaltonGreat Big Agilehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4206-3_1

1. The API Is Broken

Jeff Dalton1 
Waterford, MI, USA

As the prolific and popular SPaMCAST podcaster Tom Cagley proclaimed during his keynote at the 2017 Agile Leadership Camp, “Values aren’t really what matters; behavior matters.” Cagley, who has interviewed more than five hundred technology leaders on his podcast series, hit the nail squarely on the head. Culture is usually derived from organizational values.

The behavior of team members, business stakeholders, partners, and leadership is all that matters, as it demonstrates real, as opposed to stated, culture. Too many companies say the words while demonstrating antipatterns that proliferate throughout the ...

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