Some of you may know that I am writing a book called Change. I am writing this book chapter by chapter and releasing them each week on Medium. I have an outline for the book, but I am reserving the right to change it as I go along!!

I am releasing the outline now as many people find it easier and more effective to know the overall structure when reading a chapter. As this may help to put each chapter in context, I decided to release the flow as I see it now.

Change.

The word change can be a verb or a noun. It can also be an instruction or demand. Each of these versions of the word is relevant for the book.

The book has a full stop after the word. This is deliberate.

Flow

This is not set in stone. My best guess so far is:

  1. Introduction
    The introduction gives an explanation of why I have written this book.
  2. The basics of agility
    Provides an alternative view of agility through the eyes of the mindset and the agile onion.
  3. Collective sense-making through stories
    A pre-cursor to the next chapter. This chapter provides the key elements of a narrative such as partial truths and hope
  4. A 600-year adventure
    A story about the history of change and what the key ingredients are for a major shift in organisational redesign. This is why agility is happening now.
  5. The AWA Playbook
    A high-level walkthrough of the AWA playbook. Moving from the narrative of the 600-year story to the practical of how we can make use of this in our organisations now.
  6. Ethics
    Ethics as heuristics to guide us to the best holistic outcomes
  7. Leadership, Structure, Culture
    An explanation into the left-hand loop of the playbook
  8. Leadership
    Following The Playbook we always start with leadership. This is how.
  9. Professional Coaching
    Explore the role that Professional Coaching plays in organisational change
  10. Systemic Coaching and Facilitation
    Building upon Professional Coaching, this chapter defines a system and shows how we create and coach one
  11. Entry
    A deep dive into Entry and creating the best chance of success at the outset. Describes how to include the right people and how descale the organisation.
  12. Experiments
    A deep look into the right-hand wheel of The Playbook. This is the ‘engine’ of the change. A continuous generation of experiments that is the change itself.
  13. Examples
    Real examples of experiments, coaching, and facilitation exercise to try. Case studies of work.
  14. The Future
    What lies ahead for us? What about other systems such as politics and nationalistic boundaries?

 

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Simon Powers is the CEO and founder of Adventures with Agile. He has over 20 years’ experience helping very large organisations to thrive in the market and to be better places to work. His approach led him to create our transformative ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coaching training courses, which run worldwide and online. Simon is one of the first ICE-EC experts in the world.

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