Masterclass 1: Cynefin & Agile
May 19th & 20th (14:00 – 18:00 CET)
An introduction to the Masterclass series, including a Cynefin update and refresher, building the big picture of how Cynefin methods and the Agile assembly fit and work together.
* An introduction to the latest version of Cynefin, including the dynamic movements between domains and the potentiality of the liminal zones at the domain boundaries
* How does Cynefin apply to Agile? Explore the history of Cynefin and AGILE, and locate the various aspects of Agile within the Cynefin framework.
* Contextualizing Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, and other approaches within the Cynefin framework – and applying appropriate methods as needed.
* AGILE and Cynefin in context – integrating Pre-scrum and Post-scrum techniques into an integrated assembly.
* Big picture – contextualize Scaling, Scaffolding, and Architecture within the complex paradigm, exploring the implementation.
Masterclass 2: Pre- and Post-Scrum techniques
June 2nd & 3rd (14:00 – 18:00 CET)
A practical introduction to some of the latest Cynefin® collaboration methods to enable exploration in the complex domain, prior to the linear iteration of a typical Scrum process around a core concept.
* The original spirit of Agile and how these applications are coherent with it.
* Pre-scrum techniques: enriching the inputs into the Scrum process through a set of complex techniques, including:
* Unarticulated user needs journaling: an alternative to enrich user stories, by enabling continuous mapping of user experiences in dynamic, rich, and interactive ways.
* Trios: beyond pair-programming, specifically constructed diverse trios offer a powerful integration of fast prototyping, systems architecture, and user insights.
* Triple 8: rapid development cycles that utilize trios working in an asynchronous 24-hour cycle facilitate the emergence and rapid development within complex parameters.
Masterclass 3: Scaling with Cynefin
June 16th & 17th (14:00 – 18:00 CET)
Scaling AGILE and complex methods presents a complex challenge in itself. In a complex system, scaling works through decomposition and recombination, not aggregation, demanding a different approach. In this masterclass, we will explore:
* How organizations can scale agility in ways congruent with complexity: explore the opportunities and limitations of taking Agile methods and principles beyond software development.
* Explore complexity-based approaches to scaling… decomposition and recombination and processes to establish the optimal level of coherence for scalability.
* Rewilding and rebalancing – scaling within an organization or system by building an infrastructure, including both formal and informal networks and aspects of knowledge flow
* A vector theory of change for scaling: moving from a focus on individual employee mindset and trying to change one person at a time, to changing the environment and creating the conditions for emergence.
Masterclass 4: Architecture and Scaffolding
June 30th & July 1st (14:00 – 18:00 CET)
“People are objects too” – and yet, all too often the people element is forgotten when designing and executing the architecting process. Software is a part of and dependant on overall organizational architecture, and this module takes a deeper look into designing for humans as they are, building the architecture to enable high performance.
* Scaffolding: defining interactions and shaping connectors rather than attempting to dictate or structure roles.
* Typology of scaffolding – different ways to structure and scaffold processes and systems, endoskeletons and exoskeletons.
* Identifying the level of uncertainty involved and choosing an appropriate scaffolding approach; and fractal scaffolding in multi-dimensional systems.
* Shaping optimal granularity and communication protocols to ensure appropriate information and communication flows.
* Future of software architecture – approaches to architecture and scaffolding that are truly complex and emergent.