Workshops: Agendashift Outside-in Strategy Review (OI-SR)

The Agendashift Outside-in Strategy Review (OI-SR) is described in the 2019 book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile. It comprises five sessions:

  1. Agree on a timeframe – with Celebration-5W

  2. AS given in the Outside-in Strategy Review (OI-SR) template, the outside-in questions – capturing objectives for each of the following five layers in turn, sequenced to expose internal contradictions when looking back up/out in the customer direction:

    1. Customer
    2. Organisation
    3. Product
    4. Platform
    5. Team(s)
  3. From Obstacles to Outcomes – with 15-minute FOTO

  4. Structure a plan

  5. Developing options – with the Agendashift Experiment A3 template

Workshop materials are available via the partner programme.

Outside-in Strategy Review

This workshop is available for private use only. The longer workshop Wholehearted:OKR – Integrating strategy, development, and delivery is available both publicly and privately, and incorporates all the material of the Outside-in Strategy Review. The shorter Impact! Story, Strategy, and Outcomes for Products and Services concentrates on the Customer layer (and indirectly the Organisation and Product layers). Our several Transformation Strategy Workshops can be seen as focusing mainly on the Platform and Team(s) layers.


Agendashift™ is copyright © 2015-2022 Positive Incline Ltd. All rights reserved. The page Agendashift Outside-in Strategy Review (OI-SR) by Mike Burrows of Positive Incline Ltd is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit

Source text maintained at (

For image source files (or simply to join the Agendashift mailing list), just ask:

I understand that I will be joining the Agendashift mailing list also

Page sources for Agendashift Outside-in Strategy Review (OI-SR)


Meet us online

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.

Agendashift™ is copyright © 2015-2022 Positive Incline Ltd. All rights reserved. Privacy, security, and usage policies