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Saturday, May 25 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sensemaking in organizations (Part II): How to create a practical Cynefin and sensemaking process (Ken Power, Tony Quinlan)

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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 sensemkaing to support transformations. You will learn about sensemaking in organizaitons, 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 organizaiton.

Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes from this workshop include:
  • An understanding of the Cynefin framework, or a refresher for those who have already come across it
  •  Understanding of sensemaking and where it is useful and appropriate in organisations
  •  Tips for designing a sensemaking framework
  • Feedback and action process - elements of cadence and timing - how often do we have action-focused workshops
  •  How to integrate sensemaking into the cadence of the organization
  • Ensuring different parts of the organisation are represented in the sensemaking and experiment design
  • Getting people to pay attention to the results and take action informed by those results

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Ken Power

Software Engineering Leader, https://kenpower.dev/
Ken Power has held multiple positions in large technology organizations. His current responsibilities include leading global, large-scale engineering organization transformations. He has been working with agile and lean methods since 1999. He holds patents in virtualization and network... Read More →
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Tony Quinlan

CEO & Chief Storyteller, Narrate
Complexity, Cynefin and sense-making. Understanding the cultural landscape and making enough sense to take action. Running workshops for organisations to co-create interventions and strategies for transformation. Using SenseMaker to measure the impact of change programmes.

Saturday May 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
E-2023 (2nd Floor)