In this edition: Latest on the Agendashift book; Cue card updates; Agendashift in 5 principles; #opportunities; Public workshops; Speaking; Top posts
Latest on the Agendashift book
Just a quick note to let you know how much I’m enjoying the Agendashift book. I haven’t read much in the Lean-Agile space for a few years as I felt nothing new was being said. Your book has changed that for me – great work!
That was from Alex Johnston. Thanks Alex!
To the main site I have added Recommended reading, a list of recommended books and other references extracted from the “behind the scenes” sections of each chapter of part I. The blog post that announced it was one of the top two posts this month, so clearly it was appreciated!
In case you don’t have it already, part I is published here: Agendashift: clean conversations, coherent collaboration, continuous transformation [leanpub.com].
Cue card updates
The post Revisions to the book and cue cards describes some recent revisions to part I of the book and the inclusion of an additional Clean Language question on the cue cards for the 15-minute FOTO game described in chapter 1. Anyone registered for the preview chapter or the cue cards will have received new download links by email; if you’d like either or both of these, just shout.
Agendashift in 5 principles
In the race for top post of the month and catching up quickly with the recommended reading announcement is this one: Agendashift in 5 principles.
You can read these as 5 principles of 21st century change management (it came about as the rewritten conclusion of my keynote on that topic) or – and you’ll know where I’m coming from if you’ve read chapter 5 of the new book – 5 principles for organisational adaptability.
This is the name of a new channel in our Slack community, available for the posting of relevant vacancies, availabilities, etc. If you need a Slack invite, ask here.
India, UK, and South Africa – the next public Agendashift workshops in the calendar:
- September 17-18, Bengaluru, India: Bengaluru Flow Days – Flowlab and Agendashift with Patrick Steyaert and Mike Burrows
- September 26-27, London: Clean Language and Agendashift with Judy Rees and Mike Burrows
- November 8th, Cape Town, Agendashift practitioner’s workshop, Cape Town
India, UK, South Africa, and France:
- 15-16 September, Bengaluru, India: Lean Kanban India 2017
- 28 September, Sheffield, UK: Institution of Engineering and Technology (non-members welcome for this evening talk)
- 24th October, Coventry, UK: Coventry and local area Agile meetup
- 1-3 November, Bristol, UK: Agile in the City, Bristol 2017
- 9-10 November, Cape Town, South Africa: Scrum Gathering South Africa 2017
- 29-30 November, Paris, France: Lean Kanban France 2017
- Agendashift in 5 principles
- Recommended reading
- Revisions to the book and cue cards
- Better user stories start with authentic situations of need (October 2016)
- Video: Exercises in Lean-Agile transformation (June)
- A True North for Lean-Agile? (May)