Posts by Ed Morrison

Lab’s First MOOC: 1,800+ Participants from 124 Countries

In an experiment with FutureLearn, Purdue’s online partner, the Lab has launched a three-week introductory course on agile strategy. The course provides participants with an introduction to the concepts of agile strategy and why new approaches to strategy are needed.  Strategy in open, loosely connected networks relies on a different dynamic than traditional strategic planning.…

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Introducing Cognitive Diversity to Purdue Students

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Purdue students have a difficult time with team assignments. Too often, unproductive members of the team drag down productivity and increase the frustration of other members. Until now, Purdue faculty have not had a systematic approach to providing students with the skills to manage complex collaborations. The AEM-Cube(TM) – developed by our European colleagues at Human…

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Louisiana Child and Maternal Health

On July 9, the Lab spent a day in Alexandria, Louisiana tackling the difficult  challenges of child and maternal health.  This workshop highlights a growing area of interest among public health workers in the agile strategy work we are developing at Purdue. Louisiana’s Bureau of Family Health is housed within the Office of Public Health’s Center…

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Partnering with Colorado State and Colorado Workforce

Through our partnership with Colorado State University, we are introducing Strategic Doing to the Colorado workforce system. In a one-day training held in Denver, we provided an introduction to Strategic Doing to 24 professionals drawn from across the state. These professionals are learning to become guides in this agile strategy process. Strategic Doing it involves…

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Continuing our Partnership with New Jersey Innovation Institute

We finished up our time in New Jersey this week guiding a strategy workshop with administrators from a large health system. As you might imagine, they face lots of strategic issues. Yesterday, we help them tackle some operational concerns related to engineering systems – HVAC, telecommunication, maintenance, etc. In just three hours we came up…

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New Mexico Sate’s Arrowhead Center: Integrating I-Corps with Strategic Doing

The National Science Foundation administers a highly  successful program to accelerate  commercialization of university research. Called  Innovation Corps or I-Corps, the initiative builds a capability on university campuses to move promising research ideas into the market. Based on a methodology called Lean Launchpad, the program guides faculty and students through an intensive process of customer…

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Our On-line Course Includes Participants from 35 Countries

How cool is this? Registration opened just a few days ago for this free, online “Introduction to Strategic Doing” course that begins July 16. and we just hit a milestone. Over 100 hundred people have registered. What blows us completely away is that these learners are from 35 different countries. The course introduces the core…

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The Ohio State University And The Columbus Way

We completed our second-largest training in agile strategy at The Ohio State University. (Our largest was in Puerto Rico with the University of Puerto Rico-Mayguez).  Sponsored by Ohio State University’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, our training brought together the diverse class from across the university and the community. Participants included  professional engagement staff, professionals…

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Update: Purdue Polytechnic High School

Today we wrapped up our 8th and final Strategic Doing coaching session with the incredible faculty of the Purdue Polytechnic HS. We have been giving the faculty guidance on how to teach the deep skills of collaboration. Mistakenly, most people think of collaboration as a “thing”. It’s actually a complex process the involves ten shared skills.…

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