The Cynefin (pronouned kuh-NEV-in) framework was created by Dave Snowden as a sense-making model for describing systems in five different domains, and the approach required to solve problems in each domain.

1) Simple: best practice

2) Complicated: good practice

3) Complex: emergent practice

4) Chaotic: novel practice

5) Disorder: ???

The framework provides a typology of contexts that guides what sort of explanations or solutions might apply. It draws on research into complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive science, anthropology, and narrative patterns, as well as evolutionary psychology, to describe problems, situations, and systems. It “explores the relationship between man, experience, and context”[1] and proposes new approaches to communication, decision-making, policy-making, and knowledge management in complex social environments.

In this session we’ll have some fun with Legos! We’ll experience each of the domains and the approaches used within the domains. Along the way we’ll explore how Agile principles and software projects relate to the Cynefin framework.

Speaker: Brad Swanson

Date/Time: 6/20/13 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759

To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7001123549.