Saturday, September 21, 2013

Take Part in the Lean Change Experiment, And Build a Change Canvas With Me

I'm hoping to enlist members the community in a little experiment relating to the Lean Change method.

Readers of this blog will be aware that I have been heads down over the last six months or so formalizing what I am calling the Lean Change method, with the book now published at , an index of all Lean Change articles can be found @

As a brief refresher, he Lean Change method brings lean thinking to the world of "managed change". The method adapts core concepts from the lean startup world, like the use of a planning canvas, delivering value through experimentation, and validated learning. It then integrates these concepts with the Kotter eight steps of change, and is operationalized using various Kanban systems. Finally once the right conditions are in place, the Kanban Method takes over as a continuous improvement technique.

I'm trying to see how useful The Change Canvas is to other folks who are trying to instigate change within an organization. I'd like to do this by working with anybody interested to:
1) I would conduct a canvas oriented change interview, going to each section of a change canvas to articulate an agile Orlean oriented change that you have been a part of, or are trying to plan. Given that this is a Kanban list, a Kanban adoption initiative would be especially relevant.
2) I will format the content into a change canvas and give that back to you
3) if you are happy with the result, support you as necessary so that you can post or otherwise comment on the experience in the community.

Of course if anybody Has any other quick or deep feedback that they would like to provide me on the method  and or the book, I would love to hear it!


  1. I'm finding the Lean Change Canvas and awesome tool to instigate change and build buy in.
    The major benefits are in Shared Vision. Move from passive to active leadership from those driving change.
    Also because the areas are very intuitive groups only need a little bit of coaching before they can take it away and own the problem.

  2. That's great to hear Peter, thank you for the kind words!
    Please do keep me in the loop as to how using these tools assist you in agile change.