In this edition: Launch anniversary; Book revisions; Scrum and Kanban; Public workshops; Speaking; Top posts
September 14th will be the first anniversary of the public launch of the Agendashift platform on www.agendashift.com and our partner programme. On the day I’ll publish and mail out a review of this very productive 12 month period.
Keeping to a regular schedule of fortnightly updates I pushed out a number of revisions to the Agendashift book this summer, most notably revision 3 incorporating the 5 principles highlighted in last month’s roundup:
- Start with needs
- Agree on outcomes
- Keep the agenda for change visible
- Manage options, testing assumptions
- Organise for clarity, speed, and mutual accountability
Existing readers will have been notified of these updates. You can get your copy here:
You can also request a sample chapter.
Scrum and Kanban
It has only been out for a couple of days, but this week’s post Scrum and Kanban revisited (inspired by some thought-provoking headings from Steve Porter and Dan Vacanti) is already the Agendashift blog’s third most visited page of the year. If you haven’t already, go read it! See also the recording of Steve and Dan’s webinar Scrum and Kanban: Make your teams better by busting common myths [scrum.org].
Our September launch anniversary coincides with my fourth trip to India, a favourite destination of mine. I’ll be speaking at Lean Kanban India 2017 and then co-facilitating the Bengaluru Flow Days workshop (incorporating an Agendashift practitioner’s workshop) with Patrick Steyaert on the 17th & 18th. We’d love to see you there.
Coinciding with another big conference (Scrum Gathering South Africa 2017), I’ll be doing a 1-day Agendashift practitioner’s workshop in Cape Town on November 8th. It’s only my second trip to South Africa and my first to Cape Town. Can’t wait!
There will be at least one more practitioner’s workshop in the UK this year, possibly in the form of another Strategy Days in collaboration with Karl Scotland. Other collaborations are also under discussion. The planned workshop on Clean Language and Agendashift with Judy Rees has been postponed to 2018.
If none of these work for you and you think there’s an opportunity for a workshop in your city or at your company, get in touch. A trip to the US in 2018 is highly likely.
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
- Scrum and Kanban revisited
- (Non-)Prescription, frameworks, and expertise
- Agendashift in 5 principles (July)
- Out today: Agendashift (part I) revision 3
- A True North for Lean-Agile? (May)
- Recommended reading (July)