Agendashift 2020 roundup

I don’t wish to dwell for long on the pandemic but what a year! We’re still staying safe (we have a vulnerable family member so we’re ultra careful), made the clear decision to move Agendashift online very early on (pre lockdown, and not just temporarily), and in a weird way it has been highly productive. With all of that in mind, let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to everyone the Agendashift community around the world for your encouragement and inspiration through this extraordinary period. Thank you.

In this edition: A quick December roundup; Upcoming; Top posts of the year, recent and classic

A quick December roundup

Out just this week:

  1. Right to Left (2019, audiobook 2020) has been published in German. A big thank you to Chris Steindel for her translation, to the team at dpunkt.verlag for making it all happen, and to Markus Hippeli for championing the project
  2. The latest addition to the media page, I was interviewed by Ian Gill for the Agility by Nature podcast

I have meanwhile a complete draft of the Agendashift 2nd edition that I’m happy with. Very happy in fact – for me it’s now the best of my three books but we’ll see next year what the world makes of it! While we wait, reading (or listening to) Right to Left would be excellent preparation if you’ve haven’t done so already.

Work on the 2nd edition is context to my more recent blog posts. Most-read so far this month:

  1. A postscript to ‘How I Choose my Models’
  2. What the (Lean-)Agile scaling frameworks don’t always give you
  3. How I choose my models (October)
  4. What I really think about Scrum (August)
  5. The IdOO pattern meets ‘Good Obstacle, Bad Obstacle’

Finally, today’s #community Zoom is the last until January 14th. Details on Slack.


The workshops continue to evolve at quite a pace and watch out for some new developments next year. In the calendar for early 2021:

All the usual discounts apply: repeat visits (not uncommon), partners, gov, edu, non-profit, country, un- or under-employment, bulk orders. If you think that one might apply to you, do please ask. Most of those considerations apply to private workshops also.

For the Deep Dive especially, if you think that you might become an Agendashift partner, partner discounts make it well worthwhile to get on board before you sign up to the workshop.

Top posts for the year


  1. What I really think about Scrum (August)
  2. #2MBM: Meaning before Metric, Measure before Method (July)
  3. I’m really enjoying Challenge Mapping (June)
  4. The language of outcomes: 1. Identifying the adaptive challenge (January) – and the rest in the series, some of which would make this list in their own right
  5. The audiobook is out! Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile (May)
  6. How I choose my models (October)
  7. Agendashift as framework (April)
  8. Still not a fan of the PDCA cycle or the continuous improvement initiative (October)
  9. Making it official: Agendashift, the wholehearted engagement model (January)
  10. Aka the ‘And when X…’ game (February)


  1. My favourite Clean Language question (January 2019)
  2. There will be caveats: Warming cautiously to OKR (September 2019)
  3. From Reverse STATIK to a ‘Pathway’ for continuous transformation (October 2019)
  4. Stringing it together with Reverse Wardley (February 2019)
  5. How the Leader-Leader model turns Commander’s Intent upside down (June 2018)

And yes, carried over from the positiveincline blog, Introducing Kanban through its values (2013) is still going strong.

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