Needs-based

The old way based on prescribed solutions is the way of pain and disappointment. Needs are both the place to start and the ultimate test of success – because if solutions aren’t meeting needs, what’s the point?

Outcome-oriented

The positive, humane, and complexity-aware alternative to the imposed rollout: authentic agreement on outcomes as the catalyst for change, the focus for self-organisation, and the driver for innovation.

Continuous

Lasting success comes not from one-off projects with their uncertain results and the near-inevitability of backsliding, but by insititutionalising the practices, behaviours, and accountabilities of continuous change.

Open

Agendashift is built out in the open, with open licensing, by and for a welcoming community of experienced practitioners working at the intersection of Lean, Agile, Organisation Development, and strategy.


Whether it’s Lean, Agile, Lean-Agile, DevOps, OKR, or a branded framework for process or organisation, one uncomfortable truth prevails: the way the thing is approached matters vastly more than the thing itself. Both to realise their promise and to avoid inflicting lasting harm along the way, you need a modern engagement model – one not based on imposition – and it’s why Agendashift exists. Not another rehash of the failed, engagement-destroying change management methods of the last century, but the means to bring the best of what your existing people have to offer in the shaping of a transformation strategy that they can believe in.

Our mission is to build wholehearted organisations – organisations in which people engage on the issues that matter, actively participate in anticipating and meeting needs, and through agreement on outcomes create the conditions for organisation and leadership development.

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Workshops

As described in the book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018) and resourced through the Agendashift partner programme, four transformation strategy workshops:

  1. Core Agendashift: Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change
  2. Applied Agendashift: Co-Creating Your Transformation Strategy
  3. Advanced Agendashift: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation
  4. Agendashift online: Learning the language of outcomes

New for 2020, two outside-in (customer/environment-first) strategy workshops:

  1. Impact! Strategic outcome-orientation for products and services
  2. Wholehearted:OKR – Bringing OKR to life with Agendashift

Facilitated by an Agendashift partner, workshops are run both publicly and privately. Other workshops based on our tools and materials:

Beginning with the shorter online workshops, some Agendashift workshops are certified by the Open Leadership Network, for which Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is an advisory board member.

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Assessments

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:

Global survey

Get a taste by participating in our global survey, which uses the ‘mini’ (18-prompt) version of our flagship assessment, the Agendashift Delivery Assessment.

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Free trial

Administer your own team surveys for up to 10 participants per survey with a selection of our ‘mini’ (18-prompt) edition assessment templates.

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Full access

Together with several other benefits, partners have access to the full range of assessment temnplate and may conduct surveys of unlimited size.

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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.

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Resources

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The books

By Agendashift founder Mike Burrows:

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Agendashift partners

Corporate partners:

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:

Paid membership

The full range of assessment templates, no limits on survey size, a license to use our workshop materials, and an optional listing in our partner directory.

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Free trial

For free, use the mini versions of our assessment tools for use with individuals or small groups. Templates in seven languages.

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About us

Agendashift™ is brought to you by Positive Incline Ltd, UK-based specialists in Lean and Agile. Founder Mike Burrows is known to the Agile and Lean-Agile communities as the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift (2018), the creator of the Featureban and Changeban simulation games, a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and as a consultant, coach, and trainer. His new book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile was published August 15th 2019.


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