Karl Scotland Ltd
Strategy deployment is a style of organisational improvement that engages the entire workforce in figuring out how the business can survive and thrive. This workshop will introduce strategy deployment using a framework called the X-Matrix – an A3 format that concisely visualises the alignment of aspirations, strategies, tactics and evidence on a single sheet of paper.
With this approach a transformation can be viewed as a form of catchball, a lean process where ideas are passed around an organisation as teams collaborate to experiment and discover solutions. In this way, solutions emerge from the people closest to the problem, rather than being defined and dictated by management.
The workshop is a mix of concepts, exercise and debrief discussions on how to apply the ideas.
Karl Scotland helps businesses become learning organisations. Over the last 15 years he has been an advocate of lean and agile approaches to achieve this, working with companies including the BBC, Yahoo!, EMC Consulting, Rally Software and Cisco. During this time he has been a pioneer of using kanban systems and strategy deployment for product development, a founding member of both the Lean Systems Society and Limited WIP Society, as well as being a regular conference speaker. He was awarded the honorary Brickell Key Community Contribution Award at the 2013 Lean Kanban North America conference.