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Takeaways from Boston and Berlin
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Update (June 28th 2019): Over the months, the exercise referred to here by my working title Reverse Wardley has served us incredibly well. With full credit to Liz and Karl, it’s a great addition to our workshops and I love it! My name for it has proved way too nerdy for some tastes though, and after several […]

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Martin, this one’s for you
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A week ago we were trying process the impossible – the news that friend, colleague, encourager, and debating partner Martin Burns had suddenly passed away. Starting with one from Martin’s wife Lucy, here are some touching tributes: Lucy Burns Dave Snowden Chris Matts Chris McDermott Chris Corriere Gordon McMahon Sal Freudenberg In the light of […]

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Needs-based, outcome-oriented, continuous, open
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(Updated May 30th with new home page copy) It’s the week of the Open Leadership Symposium (I landed in Boston yesterday). To celebrate, a quick refresh of the Agendshift home and about pages, both starting with an updated banner: The ‘open’ is new. A short explanation (the about page has more): That’s all! See you […]

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At last! Featureban 3.0 and Changeban 1.2
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As long promised, there is now an official 3.0 version of Featureban that incorporates the best of Changeban, making it easier to facilitate and more fun to play. Changeban itself has a new version 1.2 after some weeks in beta. For the uninitiated, Featureban is (and I quote) our simple, fun, and highly customisable kanban simulation […]

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Five public Agendashift workshops this autumn: Stockholm, Athens, London, Istanbul, Berlin
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Very pleased to confirm this autumn programme of public workshops: 9-10 September, Stockholm, Sweden (myself and Kjell Tore Guttormsen): 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation 17-18 September, Athens, Greece (myself and Nikos Batsios): 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation 3-4 October, London, UK: 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading […]

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Agendashift roundup, May 2019
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In this edition: Martin, this one’s for you; Two kinds of organisation development (OD); Featureban and Changeban; Upcoming workshops – Stockholm, Berlin, and online; Top posts Martin, this one’s for you This month the Lean-Agile community mourned the sudden and tragic loss of Martin Burns, a friend to many. My tribute, with links to several […]

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What scales up should scale down
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This is turning into a series! You may wish to read these first: Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (in just days the third most popular post this year) How Agendashift scales Here’s a super-quick variation on Agendashift’s Discovery and Exploration sessions. First I’ll describe it, and then explain how […]

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How Agendashift scales
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Last week’s post Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation is already in the top 3 for 2019. Clearly it resonates! I will build on that post now by enumerating some the ways in which Agendashift scales – not by becoming bigger, heavier, more layered, or more bureaucratic, but by fitting its […]

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Agendashift roundup, June 2019
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In this edition: Visualising Agendashift; Online workshops; Featureban & Changeban; Right to Left (and Wholehearted); Upcoming workshops; Top posts Visualising Agendashift I’m rather chuffed that after only three days, Tuesday’s post is already the most read this month. I think it’s my best explanation of Agendashift yet! It is certainly the most visual, being based […]

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Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation
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First, what doesn’t work (or at least it fails more often than it succeeds), transformation (Agile or otherwise) as project: Using a shallow and dysfunctional version of a model that was already tired 20 years ago [1], linear plan meets adaptive challenge in a complex environment. Seriously? I’m not sure which is the saddest thing […]

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