Dave Snowden: Managing in a complex environment
Masarin Consulting in association with Cognitive Edge is proud to announce this two-day workshop with Dave Snowden in Sundsvall on February 13-14.
The workshop will introduce you to the characteristics of complex adaptive systems and how the Cynefin framework can be used as a support tool, both for decision making as well as for organizational design.
In this workshop Dave will introduce and explore the latest practices and approaches that effectively integrate agility, resilience, and innovation in organisations for managing under conditions of uncertainty.
Please note that this workshop will be delivered in English.
What this workshop will cover
- Foundational complexity theory
- Understanding the Cynefin domain models
- Using Cynefin as a framework for decision making in different contexts
- How to build organizational resilience
- The innovation opportunity offered when using chaos properly
- Understanding the liminal boundaries of Cynefin and how Scrum fits in as a boundary transition technique between the complex and complicated domains
- How to use Cynefin for capturing requirements
- Exploring what is next for agile
Who is this workshop for
This workshop is aimed to educate and inspire anyone that works in constantly evolving and dynamic situations. This two-day Masterclass is ideal for anyone who works in an Agile environment or is interested in Agile and would like to learn how to integrate Cynefin and complexity based approaches into workplace practices.
Cynefin is a Welsh word that signifies the multiple factors in our environment and our experience that influence us in ways we can never understand.
The Cynefin framework is a cohesive set of principles and methods that help leaders sort the issues facing them into five contexts, defined by the nature of the relationship between cause and effect. Four of these (obvious, complicated, complex, and chaotic) require leaders to diagnose situations and to act in contextually appropriate ways. The fifth (disorder) applies when it is unclear which of the other four contexts is predominant. The Cynefin framework is based on the latest concepts from complexity science, anthropology, evolutionary biology, and cognitive science.
About Dave Snowden
Dave Snowden is the creator of the Cynefin Framework, founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.