Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Chris McDermott

Marc Burgauer

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

When we look to improve our teams or our organisations we often reach for a maturity model. We’ll start with an assessment that grades us and then the model offers a recipe to follow to greatness. It might tell us we don’t visualise well enough or our stories aren’t well structured and what we should do to get better, but does that really help us? Does it promote continuous learning and does it help us solve the real problems we are facing?

One of the issues with the maturity models we often use is they are context free. They don’t take the environment into account, missing the challenges and the specific needs we have in our context.

In this talk Chris and Marc will explore an alternative: Maturity Mapping. They’ll be giving a short introduction to Wardley Mapping and Social Practice Theory and how they can be applied, together with Cynefin, to develop situational awareness and build a shared understanding of the practices you use and the unique challenges you face. You’ll then see, with an understanding of your stakeholder needs, where to focus your improvement efforts.

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