An Introduction to the Cynefin Framework

Ian Lister at Agile Yorkshire

The Cynefin Framework is a decision-making model used to help understand complex systems. The phrase “complex system” has particular meaning within the framework and has usefulness to software systems and the organisations that build and use them. Of particular note is that the Cynefin Framework is used to understand things in an emergent way adapting as new data arrives.

Detailed knowledge of the Cynefin Framework requires more time than is available here but Ian Lister provided introduction to the Agile Yorkshire community and hopefully offered enough insight to prompt some to investigate further.

Author: Royd Brayshay

I work with software development teams needing greater business effectiveness. I give lean and agile leadership advice plus coaching and training in Scrum, Kanban and XP practices. Dramatic improvements in productivity and predictability can be found in most teams. I also write code, design products and perform technical leadership.