April 11, 2016

Cynefin Review Part 7 – Finding Your Place on the Framework

Welcome to the final part in my Cynefin Review series. Now we have defined the dynamics at a high level of detail, it is time to find out where you and your organisation sits on the model for the problems that you face daily, There is a simple workshop to determine the current state. What is really…

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April 4, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 6 – The Obvious Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 6 – The Obvious Domain Moving to the Obvious Domain from Complicated, we first encounter the ‘Are You Sure’ square. Are you Sure? Given the danger of moving to implement the constraints that allow the full exploitation of organisational autonomous thinking, we must check that the trade-offs we have made are…

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March 29, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 5 – The Complicated Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 5 – The Complicated Domain The Complicated Domain is where most people seem to think they are in modern organisations. Entering it from the Complex domain, again on the red line, is a good step for exploiting a situation. The intention is to get the best minds on the problem, plan…

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March 18, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 4 – The Chaos Domain

The Cynefin Review Part 4 – The Chaos Domain An organisation may move into the Chaos Domain from a number of different directions. The best way to enter the Chaotic domain is intentionally. The Chaotic domain can be a great place for innovation and discovery. Managed Innovation We can start with the square ‘Managed Innovation’,…

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March 11, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 3 – The Complex Domain

Starting with the Complex domain, we can look at the grid to see the tendencies for each column or row (I’ll leave it to you to decide which are columns and which are rows ;)). The red line through the middle shows the ideal place in the domain. If the behaviours that you notice are on…

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March 4, 2016

The Cynefin Review Part 2 – Dynamics

The Cynefin Review Part 2 – Dynamics Now we understand what the static domains are, we can map behaviours into the framework and we see that we have a set of dynamics emerging that problems, organisations, and individuals experience within the complexity domains.   Dynamic 1: The grazing dynamic The grazing dynamic is where the…

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February 26, 2016

The Cynefin Review Pt 1

Cynefin – The Sense Making Framework – Part 1 This is a new series on Cynefin and the Sense Making Framework that shares what I learnt on the 4-day course with David Snowden and Tony Quinlan. There are many other articles and official works which will give you a more formal view on the framework and I…

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December 9, 2015

Future Backwards

A game for determining next steps towards a desired outcome. Inventor and where I learnt the game I learnt this game while attending the 4 day Cynefin and Sense making course with Dave Snowden and Tony Quinlan in London in November 2015. I am not sure if they were the creators of this game, but…

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October 28, 2015

Dave Snowden and Greg Brougham book launch!

Adventures with Agile is very excited to partner on a new book launch of the Cynefin Mini Book written by Greg Brougham on the Cynefin framework. Dave Snowden is creator of the framework and Greg is an expert on complexity. The book launch will be in London, and both Greg and Dave will be there….

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September 14, 2015

Cynefin & Sense-Making Framework

Dave Snowden, creator of the Cynefin & Sense-Making Framework (1) gives us a model with which we can view how most pre-agile organisations are using the wrong model to solve today’s complex problems.  Agile and the resulting organisational change is the new model to solve today’s complex problems. The sense making framework gives us a…

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