I’m delighted to announce that the Agendashift book comes out in print this coming Monday. It’s available for preorder now on most Amazons (not yet .com, but it’s coming) and Barnes & Noble. There’ll be a copy for every attendee of London Lean Kanban Days 2018 which starts on the same day, where I’m giving the opening keynote on Tuesday morning.
Landing page: Resources: The Agendashift book (agendashift.com)
Before the back cover blurb below, let me take the opportunity to thank Daniel Mezick for his foreword (new to this edition) and Steven Mackenzie for his diligent reviews (multiple times) of the manuscript. You won’t find fundamental changes since the Leanpub version but it is certainly more polished.
“An impressive piece of culture technology – facilitates clear thinking and communication while encouraging real agreement at scale across the whole enterprise.”
Part framework and part engagement model, Agendashift represents a way to naturally engage every employee, at every level, in the process of change. Building from agreement on outcomes, Agendashift facilitates rapid, experiment-based evolution of process, practice, and organisation. Instead of transformation by imposition – usually contradictory and self-defeating – it helps you keep your business vision and transformation strategy aligned with and energised by a culture of meaningful participation.
“If you are a business leader looking for tools that facilitate real change in real organisations, this is your book.”
“For exquisite listening and thinking tools – used by your teams and informing your strategy up and down the organisation – look no further than this book.”
“It’s like an invitation to pair coach with Mike and see how he uses the tools to implement a culture of continuous improvement in organisations”
Mike Burrows is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban, his ground-breaking first book Kanban from the Inside (Blue Hole Press, 2014), and for championing participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Before embarking on his consulting career, he was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup.