Strategy is like software. If you can’t get your ideas off the whiteboard, they have little value. If you can’t test your thinking with practical experiments, you will never learn. If you keep talking and don’t do anything, you’re in the same place you were yesterday and falling behind; the world is moving and you’re…

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SPRING 2020: ENGT 507 CRN 15817 | Mondays 6-8:50pm | KNOY B029 About the course Collaborative Leadership and Agile Strategy (ENGT 507) is offered both online and on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. Currently, the online version is only available to students in Purdue’s Masters of Science in Engineering Technology and Masters of Science in Strategic Communication programs. The…

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The Lab is building an international network of practitioners skilled in the disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. Built on the frameworks of Strategic Doing, this network is expanding into new areas such as health care, community development, and ecosystem development for innovation and entrepreneurship. One member of this international network, Darrin Wasniewski, introduced…

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It is never easy to figure out the collaborations needed to improve the productivity of our education and workforce development systems. Part of the challenge involves the different ways that people involved in the systems – secondary school educators, higher education educators, students, parents, employers,  nonprofit organizations —  view the challenges. Each participant is looking…

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The Lab has launched its new course in Krannert on agile strategy and collaborative leadership. The course takes students through the key elements of how to lead an agile strategy process, when an organization faces an adaptive challenge. Unlike technical problems that can be dealt with through a linear logic process, adaptive challenges are far…

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The course brings together theories and insights from a variety of disciplines including engineering, management, psychology, and social science. Increasingly, leaders are being called upon to apply their expertise in collaborative environments that cut across organizational units and inter-organizational boundaries. Understanding how to design and guide collaborations and apply agile approaches for setting and achieving…

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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…

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The Lab has established a partnership in The Hague, where we do training. Our next training is scheduled for April. Meanwhile, participants in our last training are moving along the path to certification. (In addition, our first class was so enthusiastic about what they were learning that they launched Strategic Doing Europe as a learning…

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Yesterday, we worked with the scientists at Purdue’s Birck Nanotechnology Center to design a strategy. We started with assets, of course. To make the process easier, we divided our group into three. Each table had 5-6 people. We agreed on a core set of assets prior to the workshop, and then we prepared a card…

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