And Agile for All, Second Shot
And I have found the answer here: "Agile development is more culture than process" by Jeff Patton. It was really great to be able to match my questions and concerns to the sentences in that post. I would recommend reading this article carefully to anyone fascinated by agile. It's great.
But, what is very valuable for me, is the Jeff's conclusion regarding to "so what?":
- Underscore agile values that motivate practice
- Identify organization values that compete with agile values
- Be sensitive to culture shock
So, now I think I will have to give them (other cultures) a chance for the second shot. And for myself too :).