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About Mike Burrows:

Mike works at the intersection of Lean-Agile, strategy, and organisation development in the pursuit of the ‘wholehearted’ organisation. He is the author of Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2nd edition 2021), Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile (2019, audiobook 2020), and the classic Kanban from the Inside (2014). He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and in recent years his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, CTO for an energy risk management startup, and later served as interim delivery manager for two UK government digital ‘exemplar’ services.

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Webinars in our monthly series (eventbrite.com) usually focus on one of the following questions, the “questions that drive us”:

  1. What if we put agreement on outcomes before solutions?
  2. How do we keep bringing outcomes to the foreground?
  3. Where – and where else – could we be developing and pursuing strategy?

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June 6th 2023
How do we keep bringing outcomes to the foreground?

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May 15th 2023
With special guest Klaus Leopold: Between and across scales

Related to the question “Where – and where else – could we be developing and pursuing strategy?” and to discuss issues of scale and strategy, we're joined this month by Klaus Leopold, creator of Flight Levels and author of Rethinking Agile.

Dr. Klaus Leopold is a computer scientist and, as a management consultant, has been helping companies worldwide to act agile in the market for more than ten years. Klaus developed the Flight Levels model because he repeatedly observed a phenomenon in agile transformations: Teams are "agilized," but these local optimizations do not result in an agile business. In his book "Rethinking Agility," he shows the reasons for this fallacy and how to avoid it. In his early years in the Agile community, Klaus worked intensively with Kanban and wrote two books on the subject “Practical Kanban” and as co-author of "Kanban Change “Leadership. Today, he uses the Flight Levels model to provide a non-prescriptive thinking framework for organizations to find their individual path to greater business agility. He shares his thoughts, experiences, and insights on the blog www.leanability.com and under @klausleopold on Twitter and LinkedIn.

What first prompted our discussion is my reference to Flight Levels in Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale and my talk Between spaces, scopes, and scales: What the scaling frameworks don't tell you.

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April 4th 2023
How do we keep bringing outcomes to the foreground?

We glossed over what we covered in January's session of the same title and looked into a snippet of my Between spaces, scopes, and scales talk (see Notes and links for keynote presentations) that in turn borrows from Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale. It sets us up nicely for Klaus Leopold's appearance next month (see above) while still being just about relevant to this month's question 🙂

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  • The final module of Leading with outcomes, Adaptive Organisation: Business agility at every scale is almost there. Part (I) has been out for a couple of weeks now and the first certificates have been awarded. Part (II) opened a few days ago with the release of chapter 4, from which today's talk is drawn. The remaining two chapters should be released over April.
  • For that newly-released chapter, I've overhauled the Adaptive Organisation assessment. A mini edition of that is available for you to try, the third of three public surveys mentioned at the first link below. It's also available via the free trial, the second link below:

March 8th 2023
Stephen Dowling and Deepak Ganga on unlearning, interviewed by Mike Burrows

For this session, we're joined from Melbourne, Australia by Stephen Dowling and Deepak Ganga. We'll be looking into the role that unlearning plays in the transforming organisation.

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12-20 September, online training, Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons (UK time)


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About us

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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