Agendashift™: The wholehearted, outcome-oriented engagement model
Not just game-changing for engagement, a completely different game

What if we put agreement on outcomes ahead of solutions?

Could you accept that your organisation’s strategic challenges probably won’t be solved by yet another rollout project? Do you wish your organisation would stop wasting its energy pushing solutions that no one wants?

If you respond positively to those questions, you’re ready for a new kind of approach to strategy, change, and leadership.

Agendashift’s difference: how we think about outcomes. Not as numbers, not as sales pitches for solutions, but as the key to finding the right solutions at the right time and in the right way. Not just game-changing for engagement, a completely different game:

New kinds of

Conversations in the language of needs, obstacles, and outcomes


Systems primed for learning, outcomes organised for impact and alignment

at the edges

Strategy turned to action, brought to life by the people closest to the problem

Business agility
at every scale

Through self-sustaining transformation becoming a Deliberately Adaptive Organisation

Directly and through our partners, we take this engaging and resolutely outcome-oriented stance to our work around the world in strategy, culture, and transformation. If it can be effective in organisations large and small – private companies, tech giants, the not-for-profit sector, and government departments and agencies – let’s see how it might work for you!

Who we are:

What makes us different:

  • 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 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 deep commitment to outcomes: not just outcomes first but outcomes at the forefront throughout – maximising their meaningfulness, their significance, and their power to inspire collaboration, innovation, and reinvention
  • 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

What we provide:

  • Through the Agendashift Academy (, “strategy and leadership for the transforming organisation”), self-paced training and public workshops for leaders at every level – managers, practitioners, and more
  • Through our partner programme: integrated workshop materials and our unique assessment tools
  • Through our partner network and directly: consulting, coaching, and facilitation services
  • Free resources – tools, templates, and training games – as used by practitioners the world over

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2021-08-30, video, webinar:
Up and Down the Deliberately Adaptive Organisation
#bacommunity webinar series, Blackmetric Business Solutions
2021-08-30, video, meetup:
Leading and Transforming with Outcomes
Kanban New Zealand - the Limited-WiP-Society
2021-08-30, audio, podcast:
Agendashift with Mike Burrows
Agile Uprising Podcast with Claudia Orozco-Gomez & Jay Hrcsko,
2021-07-15, audio, podcast:
Calling all stakeholders to deliver an experience your users would actually love – the agile advantage (2 of 2)
Mobile Interactions Now (Mike Burrows interviewed by Jean Shin,
2021-07-08, audio, podcast:
Od czego zacząć transformację Agile?
Kanban przy kawie (Mike burrows interviewed by Radosław Orszewski, episode in English from 05:40 seconds onwards,

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Agendashift Academy
Leadership and strategy in the transforming organisation

Powered by Agendashift, transformational leadership development for the transforming organisation.

Self-paced training and interactive workshops for every level of experience:


New conversations and new kinds of conversation, inside out


Aligning to strategic customer needs, outside in


Cultivating a wholehearted and deliberately adaptive organisation

  • Outside-in Strategy with Outcomes1 (self‑paced)
  • Transforming with Outcomes2 (self‑paced)
  • Strategic Mapping with Outcomes (interactive)
  • Probe! Ideation & Experimentation (interactive)
  • Succeeding with Outcomes2 (interactive)

1From autumn 2021 2From autumn/winter 2021

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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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The Agendashift partner programme

Calling all practioners! Join us in our mission: Helping organisations grow in wholeheartedness – to become less at war with themselves, their obstacles, imbalances, and contradictions identified and owned, value and meaning created through authentic engagement.

Removing what stands in the way of becoming a Deliberately Adaptive Organisation, business agility at every scale:

Agendashift partners

Corporate partners:

In our partner directory you’ll find dozens of individual practitioners in more than 20 countries worldwide listed. 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.

Become a partner...

Free trial

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

Join the trial...


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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.


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.

Sign up...

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.

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About us

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 (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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