Agile Lean Leadership is a pattern for organizing work and getting great results, especially in situations with rapid change and only fragmented knowledge; sometimes referred to by the acronym VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
The Agile Lean Leadership Network (ALLN) has been created to provide education and other resources to help promote and disseminate the ideas and concepts behind Agile Lean Leadership. In particular, the online workflow tool Agemba is available to aid and support Agile-Lean organizations.
Specifically the purpose of the ALLN is to create and sustain a community with a shared vision of leadership and sense of how organizations should work. We want to get the most value out of our own efforts and help others do the same as well.
Our goal is to create a sustainable organization where the patterns, tools and business models can exist for a long time. An organization that is both resilient to future change and able to develop and adapt through constant learning and improvement. ALLN membership is by invitation and rests on a deep respect for people valuing all contributions.
The Network chooses a team of Guardians to oversee the future development of the ALL pattern, including the content (training material, publications, videos) and the tools (especially Agemba). All good forces are needed to plot the right course.
All material in the network is open, and available for modification and improvement. Like open source software projects, proposed changes are rigorously vetted by the Guardians before they are allowed into the body of knowledge or the tools.
The structure of the ALLN can be seen in this figure:
The ALL Public Network
The ALL Public Network is the outer ring and is free of charge. It consists of organizations or individuals who have an interest in Agile Lean leadership. They have access to free resources and webinars, and can provide feedback from time to time. The public network also enjoys discounts on certain products.
The ALL Prime Network
Next is the ALL Prime Network. Through paid subscriptions (POA) it gives access to content (training material, videos, test questions etc.) for internal use in organizations, or for creating services for sale to other organizations.
The subscriptions also contain access to the online tool Agemba.
Finally there is also an opportunity for organizations to take out a subscription that contains a fixed amount of support and coaching, monthly or quarterly.
All of this is governed by a commercial model for splitting revenues fairly and securing compensation for everybody in the value chain.
The members of the Prime Network also elect the Guardians that oversee the development and the future of the whole network.
The Guardians define their own way of working, but they are required to split into two sub-groups: one looking after the overall concept of ALL and the other looking after Agemba and other tools. Each reviews of the other group’s recommendations.
The option exists to become a shareholder in AgileLeanHouse A/S, where the operation legally takes place. In principle this is separate from the Network. Shareholders do not have special influence on the ALL pattern or the tools, but participate in running a sound commercial operation which is secure and sustainable.