Pattern 5.1: Adapt Patterns To Context
Adapt and evolve S3 patterns to fit your specific context.
- ensure everyone affected by adaptation:
- understands why it is necessary to adapt the pattern
- is present or represented when doing so
- use S3 principles as a guide for adaptation
- run experiments with adaptations for long enough to learn about benefits and potential pitfalls
- consider sharing valuable adaptations with the S3 community
Pattern 5.2: Create a Pull-System For Organizational Change
Create an environment that invites and enables members of the organization to drive change.
Change things when there is value in doing so:
- bring in patterns that solve current and important problems
- don’t break what’s already working!
- meet everyone where they are…
- …and let them choose their own pace
- consider making all change voluntary!
Pattern 5.3: Be The Change
Lead by example.
Behave and act in the ways you would like others to behave and act.
Pattern 5.4: Invite Change
A way for individuals to initiate and facilitate change.
- be the change you want to see
- use and adapt S3 patterns to address drivers when it’s helpful to do so
- tell the story about how and why you are using patterns from S3, including documenting outcomes, successes and failures
- invite others to experiment with you
Pattern 5.5: Open S3 Adoption
Invite everyone to create and run experiments for evolving the organization.
- identify the driver for pulling in S3 patterns
- schedule regular open space events:
- invite all members to create and run experiments
- define constraints for experiments: e.g. S3 principles
- review and learn from experimentation in the next open space
Pattern 5.6: Continuous Improvement Of Work Process With S3
To reveal drivers and establish a metrics-based pull-system for organizational change.
- introduce the principle of consent and Navigate Via Tension to evolve work process in one team
- consider selecting a facilitator and agreeing on values
- trigger continuous improvement (e.g through Kanban)
- team members pull in S3 patterns as required
- expand the scope of the experiment iteratively
- intentionally look out for impediments
Waste And Continuous Improvement
Waste is anything not necessary for – or standing in the way of – effective response to a driver.
- waste exists in various forms and on different levels of abstraction (tasks, processes, organizational structure, mental models…)
- establishing a process for ongoing elimination of waste enables natural evolution of an organization towards greater effectiveness
- adaptation to changing context is built into the process
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