Excited about the Cynefin Framework, but uncertain how to use it? This workshop will take you through a “four corners” exercise, using well-known movie scenes and historical events to place the Cynefin domains in context for you.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Interactive workshop. Attendees will divide into groups and "make sense" of different situations by mapping them relative to each other, collaboratively building their own sense-making framework.

The workshop will follow this outline:

  • We will divide into groups
  • Each group will start with a collection of movie scenes and historical events
  • They will arrange them using some basic heuristics
    • Everyone saw it coming
    • Only the experts predicted it
    • It was a surprise to everyone (even the experts), but we all think we understand it now
    • Act first! Worry about the consequences later...
    • We cannot agree
  • Once they're arranged, we'll develop a custom Cynefin map for each group 
  • Each group will share their results in a brief retrospective

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn:

  • Fundamental characteristics of the five Cynefin domains.
  • How you can use the “four corners” exercise to develop a sense-making framework for your context.
  • More about their own approach to problem-solving.

Target Audience

Agilists, developers, scrum masters, coaches, and others interested in leveraging complexity in their work.

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    As a reviewer, I would like to read more detail on this session so I can make an informed decision. :-)

    • Trent Hone
      By Trent Hone  ~  1 year ago
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      Excellent! I've added some more details. 

       

      Thanks!


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