Agile Strategy Training
SMARTS provides design, guidance, and processes for continuous adaptation to change and innovation. We do this through teaching and guiding leading edge approaches to leveraging cognitive and collaborative sciences (how people think, behave, and do things together) in solving complex problems, finding hidden opportunities, aligning interests and resources, and acting immediately.
Your organization can become more agile and adaptive; more innovative and productive.
Agile Strategy Training
Every SMARTS workshop or service delivery includes practical training and learning by doing in an interactive and highly productive environment. As agile strategy methods are followed, clients learn and begin to apply new skills of collaboration, and the simple (but not easy) process of creating, implementing, and sustaining strategic initiatives.
Applied workshops serve as practical vehicles for learning, including highly prescriptive steps for organizing and focusing collaborative networks, uncovering and aligning hidden assets within groups, establishing actionable priorities, setting clear milestones and metrics for success, accountability, and commitments for moving strategic actions forward. Agility in strategic action (after the workshop) is fostered by iterative cycles of review, adaptation, and revision of tactics to be deployed in the next increment of work. These iterative cycles may be weekly, monthly, or another incremental period that is practical for the work at hand. People learn and begin to master the process as progress is made along pathways to strategic outcomes.
Learning via Gamification
The Purdue University Agile Strategy Lab has developed a training workshop that teaches the new agile strategy discipline known as Strategic Doing. Groups are presented with a hypothetical scenario that is industry-relevant and focused on an outcome of shared value to the fictitious organization or initiative. Workshop participants are then guided through the Strategic Doing process from ideation through completion of a strategic action plan.
Purdue continues to develop new game scenarios for industry groups and civic organizations.
Strategic Doing Training & Certification
Formal training in Strategic Doing is available through the Purdue University Agile Strategy Lab. Individuals can train as a Strategic Doing "Practitioner", and more advanced pathways are available for certification as a "Workshop Leader" and, by invitation, Strategic Doing "Faculty".
Visit the Strategic Doing Institute website for more information.
"Agile methods are extremely adaptable, applying iterative cycles to thinking, adjusting, and acting."