STATE OF AGILE Pulse with Gaping Void

  • Did you adopt Agile methods but the results are not as expected?
  • How do you know if you are actually being agile and not just renaming roles?
  • Do you want to involve your teams in evolving your organisation towards agility that fits your context?
Agile promises to improve not only collaboration, but also the quality of your products and the speed of development, creating higher customer satisfaction. Our agilityPULSE enables you to map your current agility landscape i.e. how agile your organization is right now, as well as the direction you are moving in. Do people understand the agile principles and values, or are they mindlessly applying recipes? Our real-time data will provide insight into what you need to do more or less of, so that you can unleash the real potential of Agile.


Our Pulses are all designed to enable Cogntive Edge’s powerful, yet simple theory of change.  In short: what do we need to change to create fewer of the negative stories that keep us stuck, and more of the positive stories that move us forward. The agilityPULSE is no exception.  The stories of people’s actual experiences in your organization, both positive and negative, enable us to ask the question: for our organization to become more agile and responsive, what do we need to change to strengthen the positive experiences that are already there, and decrease negative ones?
The PULSE includes:
  • A unique and responsive tool to gather people’s stories in real time and help you understand how people feel about your Agile Transition
  • Real-time data that provides both a big-picture overview of the patterns that support or hinder Agile initiatives in your organization, as well as people’s actual stories to provide context and actionable insight
  • An iPad dashboard for quick access to the data and high-level executive/management interaction and viewing
  • A Cognitive Edge Wellbeing PULSE handbook to help you and your team understand and make sense of data patterns
  • A 60-minute online mentoring session to provide further guidance, especially in applying the theory of change based on your data
The PULSE handbook includes:
  • Overall description of the theory behind PULSE and the signifiers used
  • Guidance on the interpretation of the different data patterns
  • Support on how to run an workshop using the data
  • Tips on how to engage people in the capturing and sense-making process
  • A basic introduction into the Vector Theory of Change (how do we get more stories like these, fewer like those)

Our Pulses provide great value and options in a user-friendly package. If, however, you need anything additional, we are ready to support you.  If you work in an especially complex environment, or if you are new to sense-making and feel like you need more in-depth guidance from an expert, contact us to find out about the other value-adding options we can offer. Read more

Contact us if you have any questions: info@cognitive-edge.com.