Cynefin Practitioner Foundations

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.

Target audience:

  • Executives
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Coaches

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.

Topics Covered:

  • What is complexity and what makes it different?
  • How can we develop practices based on general principles of complexity science, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science?
  • How have things changed for Agile since the Agile manifesto?
  • How can we manage for the complex and the unpredictable?
  • How do we incorporate change and transformation in the way we approach organizations and strategy?
  • What is organizational culture and how do we change it when we go beyond buzzwords?
  • Where do Agile methods fit in the context of Cynefin?
  • How do you scale in a complex environment?

Программа тренинга на русском:

  • Что такое complexity и чем она отличается?
  • Как мы можем развивать практики, основанные на общих принципах науки о сложности, антропологии, эволюционной биологии и когнитивной науки?
  • Как все изменилось для Agile после манифеста Agile?
  • Как мы можем управлять сложным и непредсказуемым?
  • Как мы учитываем изменения и преобразования в нашем подходе к организациям и стратегии?
  • Что такое организационная культура и как мы можем ее изменить, если мы выйдем за рамки модных слов?
  • Где гибкие методы вписываются в контекст Cynefin?
  • Как вы масштабируете в сложной среде?

Тренер

Dave Snowden

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.