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, a legimate and powerful basis for change.
They're ideal for:
You can access the tools in several ways:
- Try the mini (18-prompt) edition
– Participate in our global survey at any time
Join our free trial
– Administer your own team surveys (up to 10 participants per survey) with the mini (18-prompt) edition assessment templates
Request an unbenchmarking report
– Our machine learning model identifies potential areas of opportunity for you automatically (see below)
- Through the Agendashift parter programme:
– Engage one of our authorised partners
– Become an Agendashift™ partner
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
Agendashift assessment templates are organised by family, edition, and language.
Dimension 1: Family
There are three template families:
- Agendashift delivery assessment – the one on which we've been iterating since 2014
- Agendashift adaptability assessment – developed in parallel with chapter 5 of the book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation
- 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:
- Original edition: the full-sized template – 42 prompts at the latest count – categorised by value (Transparency, Balance, Collaboration, Customer Focus, Flow, Leadership)
- Mini edition: like the original edition, but just 3 prompts per category, 18 in total
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:
- Refine existing systems
- Improve the service experience
- Manage the knowledge discovery process
- Balance demand and capability
- Address sources of dissatisfaction and other motivations for change
- Pursue fitness for purpose
- Mini pathway edition: an 18-prompt version of the above
- 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).
Here are the options for the Agendashift assessments summarised in a table:
|Edition||Agendashift delivery assessment||Agendashift adaptability assessment||
|EN, DE, ES, FR, HE, IT, NL, RU, SV|
|EN, DE, FR|
|Trial, Partners||EN, DE, ES, FR, HE, IT, NL, RU, SV|
|Trial, Partners||EN, DE, FR|
- Free trial – try out the mini assessments on teams of up to 10 people
- The books:
- Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation, chapters 2, 3, and 5 especially
- Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile
- Become an Agendashift™ partner, the vehicle for practitioners to access the Agendashift assessment tools and workshop materials
- Agendashift transformation strategy workshops – Core, Applied, Advanced, and Online
- Agendashift on Slack – channel #assessments in particular
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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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