Business Improvement through Agenda Shift
Many teams and businesses kickoff change initiatives focusing on the changes they wish to introduce - this is looking at the change from "left to right". The AgendaShift approach to change, developed by Mike Burrows, shifts this focus from "right to left"; first with the overall goals in mind and then developing an understanding of the obstacles in the way of achieving the goal.
This workshop is intended to give participants a broad set of tools for kicking off and seeing through a change initiative in their organization that aligns changes to clear business outcomes. In the workshop, participants will experience a set of change activities using AgendaShift that includes the use of techniques based off of: Clean Language, Improvement Kata, Story Mapping, Kanban, Cynefin, A3 Experiment Design and Systems Thinking.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Participants will go through a series of steps to develop their overall change plans. They will incorporate these plans in their own unique change canvas that they can take with them after the session.
Step 1 - "Remember the future!" Describing success from a future perspective.
Step 2 - "What's in the way?" Identify obstacles in the way of the desired future.
Step 3 - "Obstacles to Outcomes." Using clean language and sense making, obstacles are re-framed as outcomes.
Step 4 - (Optional) "Self-Assessment." Develop a sense of further outcomes needed based a self-assessment of the current state
Step 5 - "Outcome Mapping." Identify which set of outcomes need to be focused on first.
Step 6 - "Build Change Experiments." Develop a set of testable experiments to bring about the desired outcomes.
Participants will experience a set of change activities using AgendaShift that includes the use of techniques based off of: Clean Language, Improvement Kata, Story Mapping, Kanban, Cynefin, A3 Experiment Design and Systems Thinking. They will leave the workshop with the skills to leverage some of these AgendaShift approaches in their organization.
Anyone in a leadership position.