In this edition: Agendashift as Framework; Online first; Assessment updates; Featureban online; Upcoming; Top posts
[And apologies if you were hoping for an announcement about the audiobook edition of Right to Left; ACX (Audible) are quoting 30 business days (6 weeks plus) for their review stage]
Agendashift as Framework
There were multiple contenders for the biggest thing in Agendashift-land in April but I must go with this one:
It has been well received and it’s an important step in my preparations for a 2nd edition of Agendashift, the book.
Another big bit of work was reorganising the Agendashift workshop portfolio to accommodate some new short training workshops to complement the existing Learning the Language of Outcomes workshop. Also, public online workshops are now specifically timed to suit different parts of the world – Europe, APAC, and the Americas. For me in the UK this means mid-morning, early morning, and late afternoon/early evening respectively. Even since this change we’ve had people from all three timezones and from north and south of the equator in one workshop, so feel free, take your pick!
See the events calendar at the end of this post, and the details in this announcement below. This mentions workshops not (or not yet) in the calendar which may be of interest:
Quite a bit happening with the online assessments too:
- A simplified English (‘EN-simplified’) version of the mini assessment. A joint effort, but a special shout out to Alex Pukinskis who saved us all a ton of work
- A Farsi language translation contributed by Asad Safari
- To be deployed shortly, some updates by Kirill Klimov to the Russian translation
Non-partners can test these translations (and others) in two ways:
- Via the Agendashift global survey by switching language at the first page after signup
- Via the free trial, creating a survey with the template of your choice
Those are limited to the mini (18-prompt) templates. For access to the full 42-prompt version, check the the partner programme:
As per the Featureban page on Agendashift.com:
Play Featureban online!
We’re thrilled that our friends at Kaiten have created a free online version of Featureban. Play it here:
Evgeniy Stepchenko has produced this guide:
Featureban is (and I quote): a simple, fun, and highly customisable kanban simulation game. Since its creation in 2014 it has been used by trainers and coaches in Lean, Agile and Kanban-related events the world over.
See also Changeban, the Lean Startup-flavoured version of Featureban. Of the two, I use Featureban when I need to teach certain Kanban-related practices (metrics in particular) to a mainly technical audience, which these days I mostly leave to others; otherwise, Changeban is more fun.
Online versions, translations, adaptations all made possible by open sourcing these games (they’re both CC-BY-SA). One of my smarter moves!
With yours truly unless otherwise stated:
- 14-15 May, two 2-hour sessions, APAC time zone:
Learning the language of outcomes (APAC)
- 18-19 May, Europe time zone:
Wholehearted:OKR – Bringing OKR to life with Agendashift (Europe)
Mike Burrows, Kjell Tore Guttormsen, Halldor Kvale-Skattebo
- 04 June, one 2-hour session, Europe time zone:
Mapping with Outcomes (Europe)
- 17-18 June, two 2-hour sessions, Americas time zone:
Learning the language of outcomes (Americas)
- 25 June, one 2-hour session, Europe time zone:
Stories, Hypotheses, and A3 (Europe)
For the latest workshop and speaking events check the Agendashift events calendar.
- Agendashift as framework
- Devs not clear about strategy? It’s likely way worse than that
- New online workshops added to a reorganised portfolio
- Doing Agendashift online (3 of n): The assessments (March)
- Doing Agendashift online (4 of n): Ideal, Obstacles, Outcomes (IdOO)
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