Coming soon:

30 September to 03 October, four 4-hour sessions online, afternoons UK time

22-24 October, Barclays Eagle Labs, Southampton, UK

Leading in a Transforming Organisation (Southampton) (
Mike Burrows

8-9 December, Bengaluru, India

At every scope and scale, developing strategy together, pursuing strategy together, outcomes before solutions, working backwards ("right to left") from key moments of impact and learning.

Do your solutions keep becoming their own problem? An imposition, even? When you need to be innovating, that distraction becomes a strategic weakness you can’t afford.

Agendashift is an engagement model, an open framework that helps people engage meaningfully in strategy. Unlike traditional change management methods, which for most of the people impacted begins when a monolithic solution (a technology or a process framework for example) becomes its own focus, Agendashift keeps agreement on meaningful outcomes ahead of solutions. Hypotheses about outcomes and the relationships between them combine to create a rich and highly testable kind of strategy, exactly what a healthy innovation process needs.

Agendashift as leadership development? That's Leading with Outcomes ( Developed for leaders in transforming organisations at all levels of experience, it covers the core patterns of the language of outcomes, their everyday use, and their application to inside-out, outside-in, and relational approaches to strategy.

“Intensely practical with solid theoretical foundations”

“Expertly and confidently helps you learn how to get from strategy to execution and back again”

“You inspired people and got them talking – couldn’t have asked for more”

“Combines concepts I previously found challenging in a way that not only makes sense but is highly useful”

“I left motivated and confident enough to try these exercises the next day”

“Very practical, highly participative – learning by doing. I can see so many opportunities to use the approach and tools in my work”

Our famously inclusive, non-prescriptive, and framework-agnostic assessment tools. For a taste, try one of our free experience/practice sessions, the chance to interact with a different template each month and experience some post-assessment conversations, Agendashift-style:

None found – more coming soon!

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Or try a mini assessment via one of our global surveys:

  1. Agendashift Delivery Assessment, mini edition
  2. Outside-in Strategy Readiness Assessment, mini edition
  3. New! Deliberately Adaptive Organisation, mini edition

For more information on our range of assessment tools and how you can access them, visit Agendashift Assessments.

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About us

We are pioneers in outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation, expert practitioners working at the exciting intersection of strategy, organisation development, and delivery.

What makes us different:

  • Our deep commitment to outcomes: not just outcomes first, but outcomes authentically agreed and kept at the forefront throughout – maximising their meaning, their significance, and their power to inspire collaboration, innovation, and renewal
  • Our open framework: Having more in common with dialogic organisation development, Lean Startup, and OKR than it does with traditional change management, Agendashift is in the vanguard of a new category, the engagement model. Agendashift gives leaders at every level new ways to approach their adaptive challenges, to keep people engaged people in that process, and to keep the organisation whole as it transforms.
  • Our mission: the wholehearted and deliberately adaptive organisation. Not someone else’s framework to be imposed out of context, but something to pursue – a holistic integration of strategy, delivery, and organisation development that works at each scale and between scales, embedding engagement, participation, and purpose

Our products and services:

  • For transforming organisations and their leaders, Leading with Outcomes (
    • Self-paced and instructor-led training and workshops for leaders at every level
    • Subscription plans for individuals and businesses from just £24.50 per month
  • For expert practitioners, Leading with Outcomes: Authorised Facilitator and Trainer Programmes (
    • Integrated workshop materials
    • Certifiable training materials
    • Our unique assessment tools
  • Through our partner network and directly:
    • consulting, training, facilitating, and coaching services

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23 June, audio, podcast:
Organizing Conversations with Mike Burrows
Agile Uprising Podcast with Jay Hrcsko,
28 May, video:
Mike Burrows – Organizing Conversations: Preparing Groups to Take On Adaptive Challenges
Book launch interview with Gervase Bushe of the BMI Institute
18 April, video, meetup:
Between Spaces, Scopes, and Scales: What the scaling frameworks don't tell you
Kanban New Zealand, Sydney, and Melbourne meetup groups
04 April, video, webinar:
Karl Scotland: Agendashift, an outcome-oriented engagement model
Agendashift Academy's webinar series: The questions that drive us
07 March, video, webinar:
Obstacles Fast and Slow
Agendashift Academy's webinar series: The questions that drive us
26 February, video:
The Featureban Flow Experience
31 January, audio, podcast:
Episode 14. Strategizing Clean – Mike Burrows on Integrating Clean Language
Clean at Work podcast
13 November, audio, podcast:
Exploring Kanban from Right to Left: A Thoughtful Conversation with Mike Burrows
Interviewed for Kanban Lab by Orod Semsarzadeh and Soma Mazumder

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Read the book, now in its second edition:

Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation
Mike Burrows, (2nd edition March 2021)

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A small sample of free resources:

Our Clean Language-inspired coaching game 15-minute FOTO

Our trusty context-capturing kickoff exercise Celebration-5W

Our Kanban simulation games Featureban and Changeban

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I need to lead in a transforming organisation:

Take me to Leading with Outcomes

  • For leaders at every level of experience and scope
  • Video-based self-paced study and interactive training
  • Subscription plans for individuals and businesses
  • From just £24.50 per month, 7-day free trial

I want to help others to lead with outcomes:

Trainer & Facilitator Programmes

  • Teach certifiable training in Leading with Outcomes
  • Facilitate a range of strategy workshops
  • Access our full range of assessment tools and supporting materials

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About us

Agendashift™ is brought to you by Agendashift Ltd (formerly Positive Incline Ltd), UK-based specialists in leadership, engagement, strategy, and change. Founder Mike Burrows came to prominence in the Lean-Agile community as the originator of Kanban’s values model, out of which came his first book, Kanban from the Inside (2014). His more recent books Agendashift (2nd edition 2021) 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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