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Agendashift as framework: Agendashift’s generative patterns

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The patterns:

  1. Ideal, Obstacles, and Outcomes (IdOO)
  2. Right-to-Left Strategy Deployment

At their intersection is the agenda for change, kept visible through the core activity Mapping and through regular reviews of strategy and delivery. Mapping and related techniques of visual management help to:

  • Organise the outcomes generated in the first and as a medium for its ongoing work
  • Manage the learning process, reflecting priorities and other thinking as it evolves

Within and across these two key generative patterns can be found many other reusable patterns and principles. These are particularly important:

  • Right to Left: Ends before means, outcomes before solutions, and the two MBMs – meaning before metric and measure before method (2MBM)
  • Participation – both generally and across boundaries
  • Generative conversations
  • Just in time (JIT)
  • Iteration
  • Validation
  • Double loop learning

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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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