Collaboration

Designing New Solutions to Indiana’s Opioid Crisis

Indiana’s opioid crisis creates severe challenges for state and local governments. The scope of the crisis transcends the capacity of any one agency. Collaboration and experimentation are essential. With the leadership of Paul Griffin at the Regenstrief  Center for Health Care Engineering and Tomas Diaz de la Rubia at Discovery Park, the Agile Strategy Lab will…

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Update on Strategic Doing Australia

Through our collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast, we developed a close relationship with Mike Heffernan and Pam Wardner.   In December 2016, we launched a test initiative, called Strategic Doing Australia in order to capitalize on the work we’ve been doing at Purdue and generate revenues for the Lab. Through their leadership,…

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The Growing Importance of Agile Strategy

We are seeing a growing demand  for our work in agile strategy. Why is this so? We see two major forces are at work. First, the environments in which most organizations operate has become far more complex, fluid and unstable. For the organization, this  more volatile environment translates into a need to respond more quickly…

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Fraunhofer Workshops at the Lab: July 24-Aug 4

From July 24-August 4, our colleague Nino Ardilio from Fraunhofer IAO will be on campus conducting workshops. For the past four years, the Lab and Fraunhofer IAO have been partnering to integrate their work in technology and innovation management. For the past two years, we have been piloting this work in New Jersey with the…

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Designing a New Major in Energy Systems Technology

Can you design a new major simply by recombining existing courses? Can we link and leverage our existing courses in new ways? Yes. If you think differently. Sometimes the pathway to transformation is more easily achieved by creating something new rather than attempting to “fix” something old. Pfeffer and Sutton (1999) suggest that transformation can…

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: School of Government

On May 22, we will be conducting an all-day workshop to introduce agile strategy and Strategic Doing to the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Janet Holston, our colleague at the University of North Carolina, has recently joined the School of Government. Formally, Janet was at the Arizona State…

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Update: Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

We have been busy preparing designing new courses for agile strategy and collaborative leadership. We’ve been working on three. Executive Education in Strategic Doing.– We have a new executive education course design for practitioners. The curriculum is focused on teaching the 10 rules of complex collaboration. Online Masters in Engineering Technology.–  We are launching a new course…

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Surfacing networks with forums

Networks that can power innovation are invisible.  The term “social capital”  first appeared in the 1880s, but its popularity took off a century later in the 1990s. Yet, naming these social networks does not help us visualize, design or manage them.  Confronted with the fact that organizations get work done through social networks, how we design…

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Designing complex workshops using simple rules: NASA Life Sciences

The discipline of agile strategy is designed for open, loosely connected networks. These networks do not stand still. They are complex and shifting.  How do we design and guide collaborations in the midst of this complexity? In a seminal Harvard Business Review article some years ago, Kathleen Eisenhardt and Donald Sull provided the answer: follow simple…

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Our collaboration with Kansas State

Kansas State was one of the first universities to bite down hard on agile strategy. Working with Jeff Tucker and Dale Wunderlich  at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute,  we have introduced Strategic Doing to a number of different groups throughout Kansas.  At the end of the month, Scott Hutcheson and Liz Nilsen  will be in Kansas…

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