As diverse as possible
This practice is part of: Product Ownership.
What is it?
This is a simple way for evaluating the forces pro and con that are at play with regards to certain change. Typically, this is a change the organization is interested in or faces.
This is a method coming from the field of Social Science and developed by Kurt Lewin.
Dave Gray has introduced a map (Force Field Map), which provides an excellent canvas for having a conversation with all participants in front of a flipchart or whiteboard.
Why use it?
- Change cannot be managed. It can only be facilitated. To facilitate something one has to build sufficient understanding of it
- Organizational systems are complex systems and require system thinking for their understanding. Force field analysis is a way to open the door to systems thinking in situations where organisations are going through change
- Provides a good understanding of the environment, which in turn could allow for Lean Change Management practices to be used for facilitating the change process
- Lean Change Management
- Blast Radius
- Lean Coffee
- Open Space
Kurt Lewin - Force Field Analysis
Force Field Analysis on Wikipedia
Force Field Analysis on Gamestorming.com