We never thought would happen this fast. When we first develop a proposal for a Agile Strategy Lab at Purdue, we projected the, if we were successful, other universities might follow. We got off the ground in the fourth quarter of 2016. It didn’t take long before the idea of the Agile Strategy Lab to take hold on other campuses.
In the first week of January, we traveled to the University of Oregon to train about 20 university administrators in how they could use actual strategy – Strategic Doing – to improve university productivity through collaboration. Our colleagues at the University of Oregon first approached us about licensing the Agile Strategy Lab to embed this work on their campus. Soon after, our colleagues at the University of Alaska also expressed an interest.
In the past week, her colleagues at New Jersey Innovation Institute, a unit of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, approached us about licensing the Agile Strategy Lab for a new initiative on their campus. we are now exploring with the Purdue Foundry and the Office of Technology Commercialization how we might license the Agile Strategy Lab to other universities.
The Director of the Lab at UNA and co-author of Strategic Doing: 10 Skills for Agile Leadership, Ed’s work has focused on developing new models of strategy specifically designed to accelerate complex collaboration in networks and open innovation. He is the original developer of Strategic Doing.