Project Executive and Senior Partner
BSSNexus Global Inv
Member since 2 years
Member since 2 years
Larry Cooper recently launched The Agility Series which covers nine areas of agility:
Each area of agility is being tackled in separate books whose ideas and contents are being crowd sourced. Larry worked with the dynamic team at www.GreatWork.io (a local Ottawa company) using their on-line tool to ask powerful questions, gather ideas and then to converge the ideas into 4-5 phrases for each question which the contributors then prioritized. The books provide insights into the ideas offered and the prioritizations of the group.
For the first book on Organizational Agility Larry approached a group of senior leaders he knew from a broad spectrum of industries, sectors and countries to participate in a Wisdom Council to answer a series of questions. He then created a LinkedIn group for the Series and expanded the scope of contributors for the next book on Leadership Agility (over 70 contributors) and hopes to keep expanding the number of contributors for each subsequent book.
In the session Larry and Jen Hunter from GreatWork will share the insights they gathered on Organizational Agility and Leadership Agility. Organizational Agility focused on six topic areas:
Leadership Agility focused on five main topic areas:
The contributors to Leadership Agility were also asked to offer their own powerful questions that we could ask of them. We chose 4 additional questions to ask of the group and Larrywill share the those results as well.
Following the Organizational Agility book, Larry Cooper expanded the size of the wisdom council through his LinkedIn group for the Agility Series and has started on the latest book, this time focusing on Leadership Agility. In the session Larry will share the insights he gathered from them under five topic areas:
The contributors were also asked to offer their own powerful questions on Leadership Agility. We chose 4 additional questions to ask of the group and we will share the results those as well.
Larry Cooper recently approached a group of senior leaders from a broad spectrum of industries, sectors and countries to participate in a Wisdom Council to answer a series of questions on Organizational Agility. In the session Larry will share the insights he gathered from them under six topic areas:
Florence Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing. Put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War, Nightingale was the first person to define planned consequences from activity as the basis for action when she introduced evidence-based outcome indicators to nursing and healthcare.
Nightingale’s approach was later applied to outcomes-based education and in programme management with the introduction of ‘logic models’. Fundamentally, it is a quality management approach focused on helping us get the desired results from our interventions and activities. Nightingale was arguably the first person who figured out that you need to start with framing the result you want to achieve (the why) to determine what you should do, how you should do it, when you should it, and where you should do it - all the while using an inspect and adapt mindset to interpret actual results against expected ones to determine the next course of action to be taken, including re-framing the expected results based on what we have learned so far.
In this interactive session the two Larry's (Cooper and Sullivan) will be your guides as you learn how to identify the goals and objectives (the why) for a real world scenario, how to use a simple canvas and mapping technique to figure out what needs to be done and in what order, and how to adapt what gets done next based on what we have learned so far. The mapping technique is similar to story mapping except that it provides a deeper understanding of the true nature of most projects in enterprise settings - this technique helps us story-map our strategic intent.
It helps us to more clearly identify and solve the minimum viable problem.
For Product Owners it will help them gain better insights into how value gets defined at an enterprise level and provides a line of sight from strategic goals and objectives down to actual products too be built. For leaders it helps them understand that most projects are often really multiple ones that need to be sequenced and that it is the work that is often not identified and hence not done that sinks most large efforts.
These techniques provide clarity and allow us to deal with uncertainty when dealing with complex problems and messes while maintaining agility throughout.