Workshops: Strategic Mapping with Outcomes

This 2-hour hands-on workshop covers mapping and other visualisation techniques employed in our longer workshops. In Agendashift, Mapping is the bridge between Agendashift’s two generative patterns:

  1. Organising outcomes generated by occurrences of the Ideal, Obstacles, Outcomes (IdOO) pattern and as a medium for the ongoing work of the Discovery and Exploration activities
  2. To help manage the process of Right-to-Left Strategy Deployment, reflecting priorities and other thinking as it evolves

No quadrants or clusters will be (ab)used in this workshop!



  • Challenge Mapping, bootstrapping the outcomes used in later exercises
  • Plan on a Page, the simple visualisation used in Discovery

Then the “string” of exercises defined for the Mapping activity, each exercise both valuable in its own right and making its successor easier:

  • The Cynefin Four Points Contextualisation exercise (Snowden), introduced under the pseudonym Option Approach Mapping
  • Option Relationship Mapping (Keogh/Scotland, Wardley), previously known as Reverse Wardley Mapping
  • Pathway Mapping (User Story Mapping meets the Reverse STATIK model)
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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.

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