A great morning at QCon in London today – speaking on using SenseMaker® to understand user requirements better. I had to rush out the door, so didn’t get to hear Chris Matts and Shane Hastie in the afternoon. As promised, the slides are here: Download 001 SenseMaker® frameworks For those who want to know more […]
If you're thinking about running a project exploring complex issues like culture, there's another chance to kick start a project with the SenseMaker® trainings in Seattle from 11–13th March 2015. As many people know, I've been using SenseMaker® software to understand populations and design and monitor programmes for the past six years. In recent years, […]
I'm spending a chunk of today working up a new framework for a new SenseMaker® project. These days it's a task that takes time and thought, but I still remember the first time I had to build one – it was for this Pfizer project. Even with the help of Ron Donaldson and Ruth Needham […]
Last week saw the last Cynefin and Sense-Making (CSM) courses of the year, Dave and I sharing the presenting/facilitating duties. A full room of different backgrounds and nationalities, which kept everything interesting – lessons and applications getting swapped across sectors and countries. Following up is always a challenge – so much intense material often needs […]
It's been an "interesting" few weeks at breakneck pace, so I'm a bit behind in putting things up. So, catching up bit by bit – here are the slides from the ESRC Learning From Incidents seminar at Southampton University on 15th October, along with some reflections from the morning. Download 002 Learning from Incidents – […]
Early bird discount's finished, but there's still time to book on the upcoming Washington DC Cognitive Edge courses – which would be highly recommended even if I weren't teaching with Michael Cheveldave. (I won't be there for the Narrative day on 2nd October, though – I'll have gone to Ottawa by then to work with […]
A compound in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh Last week saw a return to BRAC in Bangladesh. Working with IRC again, following on from two successful pilots 18 months ago – one around latrine behaviour change, the other around participation and attitudes to Village Wash Committees. This time we were asked back to start a […]
More trips coming up in the diary. While there're specific activities at each stop to be done, I'm open to any conversations/quick meetings. So the travel plans are: Dhaka: 22-26 June 2014Istanbul: 30 June-2 July 2014Singapore: 14-18 July 2014Addis Ababa: 1-5 September 2014 Any good to anyone?
After a good six years of SenseMaker® projects, one of the consistent things has been the difficulty in feeding back results to stakeholders in ways that help them make better decisions. (I'm not a fan of big reports – partly because I think they tend to make great doorstops and bin-fillers, but mostly because I'm […]
One week to go until the courses start in London. Details here Dave Snowden and I are teaching Days 1-3, while Dave is doing Day 4. The brochure is here – now get yourself together and I'll see you there!