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Common Patterns of Organizational Behavior

A session at ATLANTIC SYSTEMS GUILD

  • Tom DeMarco
  • Steve McMenamin

Wednesday 12th October, 2011

1:30pm to 2:30pm (CET)

An organization is characterized by its "personality." The sum of its organizational patterns is its culture. Organizational culture is surely as important as any aspect of technological expertise. Familial and supportive cultures can achieve more than flawed cultures, even when the flawed ones have better skills. But in spite of its importance, we tend to treat the culture of an organization as something beyond changing. We may be engineers, but the idea that the culture itself can be engineered seems almost utopian. Maybe it can't be truly engineered; maybe the best we can do is learn to TINKER with it. But that can be a lot better than simply accepting it with all its flaws.

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ATLANTIC SYSTEMS GUILD

Germany Germany, Bonn

10th12th October 2011

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