Situational Analysis to Stay Ahead of the Game

For posterity, I’m capturing the details here of the Situational Analysis to Stay Ahead of the Game workshop.

It was run as part of the London Agile Delivery & Coaching Network meetup group.

The workshop was run on 13th July 2016. It was organised and run by me (Dean Latchana) and Tom Broughton.


Workshop description

Situational Analysis to Stay Ahead of the Game

Until recently, most companies we work for had a clear idea of who their rivals were and how to compete. But in recent years the digital revolution, political upheaval and globalisation has blurred strategic clarity; their environment has become far more complex.

Companies and teams are often faced with concerns regarding their productivity and effectiveness in the marketplace. Often their solution is to work faster at doing the same or cutting costs whilst trying to maintain the status quo.  For many this strategy won’t stop their decline into irrelevance. Such organisations need to overcome their myopia, look to the horizon and regain their situation awareness.

With situational awareness we can help our organisations distinguish between known and unknown areas of business operations and the market dynamics in which they operate. Situation awareness will help us understand where to apply practices appropriate for exploration & experimentation versus execution & delivery.

This event is an introduction to ways that’ll help you and your organisation regain better situational awareness, and identify where complexity exists. For each situation we will explore appropriate working practices, such as agile service design, budgeting and business model generation.

We’ll be using the Cynefin framework’s decision model, introducing how to analyse how your vision is positioned in the market and how effective your capabilities are to realise it.

This introduction is an evolution of the material and thinking already presented at many organisations operating in rapidly changing environments, such as Telegraph Media Group, Financial Times, UK Government Cabinet Office department and at several events & conferences.


Photos from the workshop


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