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  • Cynefin Lego Game

    Cynefin Lego Game

    “A game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework” The Cynefin framework is used to help decision makers to understand the domain, they are operating in. It offers for contexts: simple, complicated, complex, chaotic, and disorder. They offer a “sense of place” from which to analyze behavior and decide how to act in similar situations (see also the close relation with the Stacey Matrix mentioned in the post Stacey Matrix – adapted to software development). In general it is important to know  what type of system you are dealing with. Playing the Cynefin Lego Game shows you how to decode what is happening…

  • Stacey Matrix - adapted to software development

    Stacey Matrix – adapted to software development

    “The Stacey Matrix was developed to help managers determine the complexity of their environment and adapt their style of decision-making. For software development, the Matrix is often plotted along different axes; ‘Requirements’ and ‘Implementation’ (or ‘Technology’). The former is determined by the obviousness to which we know what we need to build (like the product) and what features to implement (‘What?’), whereas the latter is determined by the obviousness of what is needed to get there on in terms of implementation/technology (‘How?’). It should be noted that this adaptation does not really fit with Stacey’s original Matrix. But it does offer a similar conceptual approach to understand complexity within the…