Organisational Culture | Glossary

Definition
Organisational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting and working that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organisation or a company.

Origin
Organisation
From Mid 15th century, “act of organizing,” from Middle French organisation and directly from Medieval Latin organizationem. meaning “system, establishment” is from 1873.
Culture
The figurative sense of “cultivation through education” is first attested century 1500. Meaning “the intellectual side of civilization” is from 1805; that of “collective customs and achievements of a people” is from 1867.

Further Reading

  • “Organizational Culture and Leadership”, by Edgar Schein
  • “Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework”, by by Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn.

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Noise | Glossary

Definition
Anything that interrupts the team or disturbs the flow of work within an iteration/sprint is called as Noise. It causes significant disturbance within a Team and causes lack of focus on delivery and ultimately failed delivery.

Origin
Early 13th century, “loud outcry” and from Old French noise “uproar, brawl” and from Latin nausea “disgust, annoyance, discomfort,” literally “seasickness”. Used in Software development since late 1980s.

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