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Use the following forms to get ready to talk about a specific situation you’re currently working on or want to begin. These forms will lead you through key questions and email your notes to both of us.
- Open Space meeting, retreat, summit, conference (onsite, offsite, online)
- Enterprise Scrum Canvas work for start-up, planning, delivery, transformation, etc.
- Two-column starter canvas – simplest Canvas that could possibly work
If a living system [think organism, organization or ecosystem] is unhealthy, the way to make it more healthy is to reconnect it with more of itself. –Francisco Varela
Worksheets for Working in Open Space
- Open Space template for writing invitations
- Open Space checklist for meeting/event planning (from Inviting Leadership Guide)
- Sample Opening Script, annotated with options and rationale for various parts
- Template for capturing notes in Open Space events
- Template for Open Space proceedings documents
- Rules for Ongoing Open Space
Worksheets for Getting Started with a Canvas
- Business Agility Canvas – incremental planning, collaboration, management and deliveryTwo-column starter canvas – simplest canvas that could possibly work
- Standard Canvas (for one or more teams managing scaling or portfolio program)
- Powerpoint/GoogleSlides implementation
- Trello and other online canvas implementations
- Enterprise-wide, multi-canvas networked organization
- Six Criteria for Productive Work – powerful, repeatable analysis for team retrospectives
- Seven Momentums – a light-weight, go-anywhere framework for agile team assessment
- EnterpriseScrumCanvases – googlesheet with many different ES canvas templates (view only – contact me if you need to download your own copy)
- Draw Toast – introduction to visualizing work
- User Story Mapping – see also StoryMap and UserStory quick reference guides
Examples of Open Space Proceedings (from documents to websites)
- Illinois Food Security Summit [pdf] – statewide summit convened by Chicago Community Trust (2001)
- The Future of Education in Peoria [pdf] – citywide summit, see also PeoriaSchoolsStory (2002)
- USAID Indonesia – Country Development Cooperative Strategy [pdf] – first of a series of regional partnership summits to craft national strategy (2012)
- The Giving Conference (wiki) – website from philanthropy-finance-community-technology conference (2004)
- Ship-to-Shore Science Education – used GoogleSites for summit proceedings and follow-up project planning (2013-14).
- VOSonOS: Virtual Open Space on Open Space [pdf] – the first global remote Open Space practice conference, celebrating 30 years of Open Space practice around the world (2015), hosted at vosonos.qiqochat.com
- City of Albuquerque, Greater Central Avenue Initiative (blog) – a website sprung from conference proceedings (2016). ABQ used QiqoChat.com to capture notes and CivNet.com to for community-based action.
- Albuquerque, 18 months later, citywide one-day summit, captured in time-lapse video, gives an excellent view of open space in action. See their blog site above for more, including photo’d notes from three rounds and dozens of breakout sessions.