BUsiness agILity Design


The BUsiness agILity Design training will take you to the practice of the main success pattern found in the real agile companies: the conscious work with emergent practices. Learn how to solve complex problems and work with OD (Organization Design) in complex organizations through the three BUILD steps: Brief, Sense and Design. Attention to the sensemaking activities, with macro and micronarratives; business agility models emergence and organizational scaling in fractals.

PRICING €659.00


16 hours with offline content, facilitation and live classes.

The participation in the live classes are mandatory, with tolerance of 15 minutes.



The business' dynamic is even more complex. If on one side strong hierarchies, controls, processes and big up front planning are transforming projects in slow organisms to deal with the new reality, on the other side, the plain "messy formalization" has no logical structure to help companies to repeat success. The companies already noticed we live in a transformation time.

Consequently, the agile and digital transformation are spreading through the market, as well as the long desired increasing agility in business, the Business Agility.

In a nutshell, a company has agility in its business when its structure is able to transform what once was a problem — having to work in volatile and uncertain environments — into a competitive differential.

The challenges to get there aren't few:

  • Leaders need to learn to make good decisions in uncertainty environments
  • Leaders need to understand when agile methods are the best strategy for a project — and when don't
  • Companies need to focus more on strategies for products and services development and management and less on project management
  • Employees need to be organized to work in a collaborative way focused on value generation for the business
  • All sectors, from IT to HR, need to take possession of the change process
  • Time-to-Market needs to be accelerated and Return on Investment increased
  • But what the genuinely agile companies have been made so differently to achieve such success?
  • When a project must be agile and when it doesn't?
  • How to change the people's mindset to a more agile culture?
  • What practices are more adequate for each context?
  • What roles make sense and who should be in them?
  • Where do I start?

It's possible to answer these questions and others through

  • studying success and failure cases
  • making sense of their context
  • evaluating practices for the company's context and its complexity level
  • practical experimentation
BUILD - BUsines agILity Design

BUILD is a work strategy organized by emergee that aims more agility in our clients' businesses, by creating more adequate models to the company's “way of being” and its goals.

In this strategy, our work can be metaphorized as using scaffoldings, respecting the company's structure and culture, and using BUILD just to view closely the contexts in which the company lives in order to emerge with improving practices, processes or interventions but without putting aside the legacy that brought the company here.

BUILD is the materialization of the work we've been doing to give more agility to our client's business in many countries over the last years. This strategy shows clearly the difference between “Agile for Business” and Business Agility, evolves an emergent learning structure to the organizational level, applies the theory of complexity — aided by the Cynefin framework, and builds models for each context according to a proper sensemaking process.

  1. The Agile Company
    Benefit: Create consciousness of what a truly agile company is
    • What is a truly agile company
    • Organizational complexity
    • Agile for Business x Business Agility
    • Patterns for the success
    • Emergent learning
  2. BUsiness agILity Design
    Benefit: Identify an alternative for Business Agility that focuses in contexts and not in frameworks or methods
    • Introduction
    • Brief. Sense. Design
    • Complex Problem Solving (CPS)
    • Complex Organisation Design (COD)
  3. Brief
    Benefit: Set what to expect from the Business Agility initiative by briefing the problematic context and knowing their most known macro-narratives.
    • Design Brief: identifying and constraining contexts
    • Relationship between Business Agility and Brief
    • Organizational Narratives: theory and practice
  4. Sense
    Benefit: Make sense of what really prevents the briefed context from having more agility, its complexity level, and relate all these with organizational themes that makes part and impact people's work.
    • Sensemaking: introduction and applying techniques
    • Language and its impact on context signification: stories, narratives, metaphors, analogies and parables
    • Organizational Themes: structure, flow, identity, rituals, dynamic and others.
    • Working with micro-narratives and sensemaking projects
  5. Design
    Benefit: Learn how to create emergent and coherent models for business agility that focus on the briefed — and now better understood — context.
    • Cynefin 5Cs and Design
    • Scaffolding
    • Models, methods and frameworks: differences and applicability for Business Agility
    • Building emergent models and properties: constraints, recommendations and propensities
    • Entanglement: problem entanglement, perspectives and experiments
    • Scaling Business Agility with fractals for models and instances
    • Models and Instances fluency

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