Aug. 6, 2013

Cynefin Lego Game at Agile2013

The Cynefin Lego Game workshop by agile42 will be featured in a workshop at #Agile2013 in Nashville on August 8th

Our coaches Brad Swanson and Dave Sharrock are in Nashville at Agile2013 where they will present a workshop on August 8th titled The Cynefin Lego Game: Recognizing the Complexity Domain of your Problem.

The Cynefin Lego Game is a game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework and part of agile42’s management training for the Agile Management Framework.

From Dave and Brad workshop presentation:

We expect leadership teams to find innovative solutions to business challenges, and yet rarely give any consideration to how to solve these challenges. Current thinking is leading us to understand that different types of problems lie in different complexity domains, and require different ways of solving them. And the mix of solution types is shifting, meaning our traditional approaches to problem solving are not always suited to the new problems we encounter.

The Cynefin framework, introduced by Dave Snowdon, provides a simple model to understand the types of problems and how to solve them. Using Cynefin and complexity thinking can accelerate organizational learning by recognizing the problem domain for a particular situation and knowing what class of solution is appropriate. Recognizing the complexity of a problem is a behavior that will enhance learning, and failing to recognize it may restrict learning within the community.

As managers and leaders, we need to understand what types of problems we encounter, and which tools and approaches are best in each case. Using a series of Lego exercises, participants will experience each problem domain, from simple to complicated to complex to chaotic, and emerge different approaches to problem solving in each domain. Some will work, some won't. You will experience the importance of choosing the right approach for each problem domain, and what happens when we use the wrong approach to solve a problem.

Expect to understand what type of system you are dealing with by recognizing when practices stop working, and learn to decode what is happening in terms of organizational structures and communication in that specific system.

Further information can be checked on our Cynefin Lego Game page: the game is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License and therefore can be played freely! Please let us know your comments and experiences.

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Alessio Bragadini

Web community manager of agile42, trying to post relevant, informational, fun bits of content on the blog and social networks
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