Traditional change management keeps proving itself spectacularly ill-equipped for cultural and other adaptive challenges – acting as though you can upgrade your organisation like you upgrade your email server! The time has come to carve out a new category, the engagement model.
Agendashift is “outcomes all the way down” – outcome-oriented to the point that this is its defining feature. It deals coherently, humanely, and strategically with outcomes ranging from the most aspirational of goals to the impact of the smallest experiment, and everything in between.
Our mission: We’re in the business of building wholehearted organisations, working to develop not just the qualities of wholeheartedness but the systems and structures needed to support it. Engage authentically in that process and the implications can be profound!
Helping you navigate the work of strategy, change, and transformation:
Workshop, coaching, and assessment tools, many of our resources released open source (CC-BY-SA)
Celebrating our sources: Lean-Agile, Cynefin, Clean Language, Solutions Focus, Lean Startup, OKR, and more
Headlines from blog.agendashift.com:
- Agendashift roundup, February 2021
- Updates to the Agendashift True North exercise
- Eating our own dog food (3/n): Harvesting
- Eating our own dog food (2/n): The strategy review’s assumptions
- Eating our own dog food (1/n): Our outside-in strategy review (OI-SR)
- Agendashift roundup, January 2021
- What’s new in the February Deep Dive workshop
- If you are not already engaging on strategy, the time to get serious is now
- Agendashift 2020 roundup
As described in the book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018) and resourced through the Agendashift partner programme, three transformation strategy workshops:
- Core Agendashift: Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change
- Applied Agendashift: Co-Creating Your Transformation Strategy
- Agendashift Deep Dive: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation
New for 2020, two outside-in (customer/environment-first) strategy workshops leveraging the outside-in strategy review as described in Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile:
- Impact! Story, Strategy, and Outcomes for Products and Services
- Wholehearted:OKR – Integrating strategy, development, and delivery
And a growing portfolio of shorter training workshops – 1 or 2 sessions of up to 2½ hours. They're listed below in the order that their corresponding sessions appear in the Deep Dive workshop but they’re all standalone and can be taken in any order:
- Leading with Outcomes – IdOO!
- Strategic Mapping with Outcomes
- Probe! Stories, Hypotheses, Challenges, and Experiments
- Implementing your Outside-in Service Delivery Review (OI-SDR)
Facilitated by an Agendashift partner, workshops are run both publicly and privately. Other workshops based on our tools and materials:
- Outside-in strategy reviews, service delivery reviews, etc
- Training workshops, based on (for example) our simulation games Changeban or Featureban
Probe! Ideation and Experimentation (Americas)
Strategic Mapping with Outcomes (EMEA)
A conversation with Mike Burrows and Agility by Nature (Ian Gill)
Agile Leaders and Managers (second of two sessions, the first in September)
Should I Take This? - Agendashift: Leading With Outcomes
Agile Uprising Podcast with Mike Caddell & Jay Hrcsko, agileuprising.libsyn.com
Good Obstacle, Bad Obstacle
Outside-in and Right-to-Left: 2 Perspectives on Strategy Deployment
Cutter Consortium, cutter.com
You’ll find dozens of individual practitioners in more than 20 countries worldwide listed in our partner directory. To become a partner yourself, start here:
For free, use the mini versions of our assessment tools for use with individuals or small groups. Templates in seven languages.
The starting point of our wholehearted mission is authentic engagement on issues that matter, and an Agendashift assessment is an important way to kick-start that conversation.
The Agendashift Delivery Assessment in particular – the one introduced in chapter 2 of the book – is for many people their first experience of Agendashift; it sets the tone for what follows, and we take it very seriously! Unlike the vast majority of assessment tools – prescriptive, practice-centric, and therefore disappointing and frustrating to their respondents – ours is outcome-oriented and framework-agnostic by design, helping you quickly build agreement on outcomes, a legimate and powerful basis for change.
Experience this and related assessments in one of three ways:
Get a taste by participating in our global survey, which uses the ‘mini’ (18-prompt) version of our flagship assessment, the Agendashift Delivery Assessment.
Administer your own team surveys for up to 10 participants per survey with a selection of our ‘mini’ (18-prompt) edition assessment templates.
Together with several other benefits, partners have access to the full range of assessment temnplate and may conduct surveys of unlimited size.
For our workshops, the assessment is typically distributed as prework a few days in advance or completed through a series of one-to-one conversations. Survey results may be debriefed via a clicker-friendly web report, printed for group work, or distributed as a PDF.
If you aren’t yet working with the support of a partner, you may still commission a full survey via the Agendashift Unbenchmarking Service. Interpreting the results will be largely up to you, but you’ll be helped by our machine learning model which identifies potential areas of opportunity for you automatically.
More: Agendashift™ Assessments
- About Agendashift
- Agendashift as framework
- The books:
- The workshops:
- The Agendashift blog (blog.agendashift.com)
- Agendashift communities on Slack and LinkedIn
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Agendashift™ is brought to you by Positive Incline Ltd, UK-based specialists in Lean, Agile, strategy, and change. Founder Mike Burrows came to prominence in the Lean-Agile community as the orginator of Kanban’s values model, out of which came his first book, Kanban from the Inside (2014). His more recent books Agendashift (2018) and Right to Left (2019, audiobook 2020) bring a resolutely needs-based and outcome-oriented perspective to change, transformation, and the Lean-Agile landscape as a whole, contributing meanwhile a number of popular tools, games, and other resources. He works as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer, and as a keynote speaker at events public and private around the world.
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