schedule Mar 7th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM place Mysore Hall 3 people 21 Attending

The world as we know it is growing more complex. As we automate away those things that can be easily repeated, we leave ourselves with ever more challenging work. The way we’ve worked in the past won’t necessarily work for today’s problems… or will it? Join Diane and Doc as they explore dimensions of complexity in software development and look at how teams and leaders might adjust their behaviors (and the software they create) based on the complexity of the problem at hand.

This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide a practical introduction to Cynefin (a sense-making framework for complexity) and show how it applies to the work we do every day as creators of software. You’ll map your own work to Cynefin and learn about applicable management styles and optimal team interactions for each of the Cynefin contexts.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Intro

Build a Cynefin

  • facilitated exercise in small groups at their tables
  • use a contrived scenario to explore what questions you would ask yourself at various time intervals
  • naturally organize those questions into the domains
  • identify characteristics of the domains

Why do you care? Practical applications

  • how domain impacts leadership considering the following spectrums of organizational patterns:
    • authority
    • organizational structures
    • motivation

Close with exercise for attendees to apply knowledge to their real-life scenarios.

Learning Outcome

Identify & describe the 5 domains of the Cynefin model.

Be able to select an appropriate leadership style based on which domain you are in. This includes considering spectrums of authority, organizational structures and motivation. 

Target Audience

People in Management and Decision-Making Roles

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