Agendashift™ Assessments

The Agendashift Delivery Assessment – 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, the most legimate and powerful basis for real change that we know.

They're ideal for:

You can access the tools in several ways:

Unbenchmarking

In a nutshell: we run your survey results against our machine learning model and identify potential areas of opportunity for you automatically. Find out:

  • When & why to unbenchmark
  • How it works
  • Online & offline, the unbenchmarking report
  • Pricing

More: The Agendashift™ Unbenchmarking Service

Assessment templates

Agendashift assessment templates are organised by family, edition, and language.

Dimension 1: Family

There are three template families:

  1. Agendashift delivery assessment – the one on which we've been iterating since 2014
  2. Agendashift adaptability assessment – developed in parallel with chapter 5 of the book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation
  3. Right to Left assessment – companion to the 2019 book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile

Unless you specifically want to assess your organisation's ability to make change happen, you almost certainly want the first one. Either way, you'll get the same inclusive, non-prescriptive, framework-agnostic, and (above all) outcome-centric language that has become our hallmark.

Dimension 2: Edition

The edition specifies both the structure and the size of the assessment:

  1. Original edition: the full-sized template – 42 prompts at the latest count – categorised by value (Transparency, Balance, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Flow, Leadership)
  2. Mini edition: like the original edition, but just 3 prompts per category, 18 in total
  3. Pathway edition: with minor variations the same prompts of the original edition, structured not by value but by the steps of the Reverse STATIK model:
    1. Refine existing systems
    2. Improve the service experience
    3. Manage the knowledge discovery process
    4. Balance demand and capability
    5. Address sources of dissatisfaction and other motivations for change
    6. Pursue fitness for purpose
  4. Mini pathway edition: an 18-prompt version of the above
  5. Featureban edition: the mini edition, re-purposed (see the Featureban home page)

Partners (for their clients) have the full range of templates available to them. The free trial gives access to the mini and mini pathway editions only.

We don't usually recommend collecting survey responses using the pathway or mini pathway editions. When it's time to create a transformation map (chapter 3) and they are used to create an new presentation of the data.

Dimension 3: Language

As shown in the screenshot, all of these combinations are available in English (EN), and most of them in French (FR) and German (DE) also. The original and mini editions are also available in Spanish (ES), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Russian (RU), and Swedish (SV).


Summary

Here are the options for the Agendashift assessments summarised in a table:

Family
Edition Agendashift delivery assessment Agendashift adaptability assessment

Languages

Original

Partners

n/a

EN, DE, ES, FR, HE, IT, NL, RU, SV

Pathway

Partners

n/a

EN, DE, FR

Mini

Trial, Partners

Trial, Partners

EN, DE, ES, FR, HE, IT, NL, RU, SV

Mini pathway

TrialPartners

Trial, Partners

EN, DE, FR

Featureban

Trial, Partners

n/a

EN

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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 (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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