In this two-day Masterclass, Dave Snowden, the creator of the Cynefin framework and famous in the agile community as an inspiring and sometimes controversial speaker, will address agility from the point of view of complexity. Participants will be exposed to a realistic approach that puts context before dogma and shows a future for Agile that goes beyond fighting over methods and towards a sophisticated application of agility in organizations.
This course is for people who have some experience with agility and Agile as well as the Cynefin® framework, and it is especially recommended for Agile professionals and practitioners, coaches and trainers, consultants, digital specialists and people who work in the highly complex area of organizational transformations.
This class will offer a thorough and concise introduction to the Cynefin framework by its creator: the Cynefin framework is a transformational idea that uses a situation-specific approach to making sense of the world in order to act in it, and ensures effective work, decision making, and management even in complex and uncertain environments. For Agile practitioners, this framework supports effectively tailoring methods and practices to different situations. Cynefin-informed methods and practices help Agile organizations harness change and turn complex situations into a competitive advantage for customers and the business.
Dave Snowden divides his time between two roles: founder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge and the founder and head of the Cynefin Centre.
His work covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.