Join Tony and Ken Power to hear about how to transform your organisation

For three years, Narrate worked closely on a large-scale global organisation transformation programme with an in-house team led by Ken Power. As part of that programme, Tony ran in-house training courses on Cynefin and Complex Facilitation Techniques for dozens of in-house teams; designed SenseMaker projects with Ken; and over time together they created the capacity in the in-house transformation team to design and run their own SenseMaker projects.

As the project evolved, they learned and adapted their work to meet the specific shape of the organisations within which they were working – from Bangalore to Jerusalem and from Paris to San Jose and Atlanta.

This year, Ken and Tony have developed a workshop based on their experiences of developing complexity-informed transformation programmes.

XP2019 Montreal, Canada, 21st-25th May 2019

The first one is being run at XP2019 in Montreal on 21st–25th May 2019. it will be a full-day workshop and you can find details here. As a taster:

The Cynefin sensemaking framework has grown in popularity in the agile community in recent years. Used to its full potential, sensemaking and the Cynefin framework are powerful and effective approaches to informing action in complex, dynamic, and uncertain situations. Ken and Tony will introduce a practical, effective approach based on their work applying complexity techniques in large global technology organisations. This workshop, based on years of experience with dozens of sensemaking projects, will teach you the fundamentals of using micronarrative-based sensemaking and the Cynefin framework to foster transformation, resilience and agility.

This session will focus on use of sensemaking to support transformations. You will learn about sensemaking in organizations, the Cynefin framework, how to determine appropriate action in a given context, how to design experiments for navigating complex situations, how to tailor a sensemaking framework for a particular purpose, and how to integrate sensemaking into your organization.

Agile2019 Washington DC, USA, 5th-9th August 2019

The second one is being run at Agile2019 in Washington DC on 5th-9th August 2019. This one is a shorter version – a 75-minute sprint through – and you can find details here. As a taster:

How do we change organisations? How do we understand the culture of your organization? How do we understand what outcomes our transformation efforts are delivering? And once we know those things, what do we do? Used to their full potential, sensemaking and the Cynefin framework are powerful and effective approaches to informing action in complex, dynamic, and uncertain situations. To remain effective, they need to be integrated with an organisation’s processes and ways of working.

This workshop, based on years of experience with dozens of sensemaking projects, will teach you the fundamentals of using micronarrative-based sensemaking and the Cynefin framework to foster transformation, resilience and agility. We will explore the support structures we need to wrap around micro narratives, Cynefin, and sensemaking to make them effective.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there…