Several undergraduate and graduate engineering students have approached the Lab about learning the disciplines of agile strategy. To address these requests we are designing a pop-up class, based on our successful graduate level course in Engineering Technology.
The pop-up class will introduce students to the concepts of agile strategy and how to build complex collaborations by following simple rules. Innovation requires collaboration, and collaboration requires conversation. The challenge for most of us involves keeping our conversations focused and on track.
Our work in the Lab has demonstrated that we can teach people how to design collaborative conversations with four questions. These skills open a new threshold to improved productivity. The pop-up class represents a flexible way in which to introduce these skills to students.
The Founder 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.