In this edition: Agendashift facilitator days; Preview chapter; Resources page; London Lean Kanban Days 2017; Upcoming events; Top posts
Agendashift facilitator days
For the second month in a row I’m kicking off with the Agendashift facilitator day, the practitioner-focussed incarnation of the Agendashift transformation mapping workshop. The next one is on March 23rd in Manchester, and already the material incorporates the latest learning from this month’s workshop in Hamburg (see Reflections on another Agendashift Facilitator Day). The last two workshops both sold out, so book soon!
Watch out for a date change: we’re putting on an additional public event in Oslo on April 24th after the semi-public event currently advertised for the 21st sold out to internal takers. Watch out also for more 2-day events, where I partner with Martin Burns (Edinburgh), Karl Scotland (London), and others to be announced.
It was good to find more opportunities to streamline the workshop material but it had a knock-on effect on the book. Chapter 1 (Discovery) is now shorter, chapter 2 (Exploration) correspondingly longer. Chapter 3 needed only minor change and is just about ready for my review team. Overall this added some delay but it was well worth the effort and and it’s moving forward at a good pace again now. Only two more chapters (Elaboration and Operation) before part I is complete!
Writing the book has prompted me to do something I should have done much sooner, and that is to gather into one resources page the following:
- Cue cards for our Clean Language game 15-Minute FOTO, a description of which is included in chapter 1 (the preview chapter)
- The Agendashift values-based delivery assessment, described in chapter 2
- Our white paper 6+1 Essential strategies for successful Lean-Agile transformation (referred to in chapter 3) and the related video Servant Leadership un-neutered
- The Agendashift A3 template, referred to in chapter 4
- Featureban, our Creative Commons-licensed simulation game (not referred to in the book, but it’s still great!)
London Lean Kanban Days 2017
Agendashift is proud to sponsor London Lean Kanban Days (April 3rd and 4th) once again, and as now seems traditional for one of my favourite events of the year I’ll be presenting a new talk, 21st century change management: what we know and where we must do better. Expect some blog posts soon as I knuckle down and write the talk. There’s still something to enjoy meanwhile, a 10% discount code for the conference. Get in touch if you’d like one.
Challenges of Project Management: Psychology, Team Agile
Jerzy Stawicki, Mike Burrows
- Free preview: Read the introduction and first chapter of the forthcoming Agendashift book
- Lean-Agile transformation as Lean-Agile process (January)
- Agendashift as Good Strategy
- Reflections on another Agendashift Facilitator Day
- Agendashift as coaching framework (January)