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The Cynefin Mini-Book

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This mini-book is based around the Cynefin framework, a contexutalisation and sense-making framework developed by Dave Snowden. The resource provides an overview of the Cynefin framework and use of narrative research, guidance and a tool for developing shared sense-making, and tools and guidance for developing a portfolio of experiments for different types of problems, distinguishing between complicated and complex problems.
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Greg Brougham

Discipline or practice

Strategic Design

Systems Change

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United Kingdom

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2 reviews for "The Cynefin Mini-Book"

  1. Angela Hanson says:

    This booklet makes the cynefin framework more accessible and usable for me.

  2. I used this for a workshop including collaborators on a consumer financial protection project and it enabled everyone to see the problems clearly.

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