Cynefin and Complexity Masterclass for Agile Practitioners

[ Applying Cynefin and Complexity based approaches in the workplace and beyond ]

Dave Snowden (Creator of Cynefin Framework)

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge

27 - 28 May 2017

2 Day Workshop




We have business environments and product ecosystems which are becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable, organizations need more than just a set of recipes or ‘best practices’ to respond effectively to changing demands and market environments. This Masterclass focuses on the principles of Cynefin and complexity, and their strategic uses for agile development, not just within the technological space, but also in terms of organizational/cultural change, and policy adaptation.

Challenge entrained thinking patterns and develop insights into new as well as better ways of problem-solving and decision-making. Learn to manage uncertainty in increasingly complex environments by using the Cynefin framework as a sense-making tool that can be scaled easily.

2 Days (16 Hours)
9:00 AM to 6 PM Each day (1 Hour break in between)
Cognitive Edge Accredited Trainer
Batch Size
30 - 50 Participants
Participants Profile
People working or will be working in Agile environment
Course Delivery Language
Approach of Delivery
Mix of theory & workshop sessions (Classroom Training)
Certification Details
Attending the class offers a Certification of participation "Cynefin and Complexity Masterclass for Agile Practitioners"
Accreditation Institute
Cognitive Edge
Commercials & Logistics
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Two day combines practical exercises and examples with unique refreshing approach.

  • An introduction to Complexity Thinking – and its implications for leadership, decision-making & management
  • Applying and contextualizing principles of the Cynefin framework
  • Leverage emergence to increase innovation, cross-silo knowledge transfer, and employee onboarding
  • Stimulate beneficial self-organization within managed constraints
  • Heuristics and self-organizing teams.

Learning Objective

Gain an understanding of how to

  • Create cultural transformation and change
  • Build organizational resilience
  • Engage employees to locate latent opportunities and detect threats early
  • Combine traditional and Agile practices appropriately based on the situation
  • Influence and change systems
  • The Cynefin Framework helps teams work effectively, improve decision making, and adapt management styles across different environments with various degrees of uncertainty and complexity.


  • Those who work in an Agile environment or are interested in Agile and would like to integrate Cynefin and complexity based approaches into workplace practices
  • Agile Coaches, Program and Project Managers, Product Managers, DevOps and anyone that works in constantly evolving and dynamic situations. Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads, Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Those who are interested in Cynefin and complexity based approaches to decisionmaking and organizational/policy change.

Course Deliverables

  • Participation certificate on attending “Masterclass: Cynefin and Complexity for Agile Practitioners” workshop
  • In person 2-day workshop full of learning and fun.

Want to Participate?

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