OpenSpace Agility (OSA) is a safe, pragmatic and repeatable  technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. It works with the framework you are currently using, and OSA can be added at any time. OSA is used to actively engage as many employees as possible in your Agile program. OSA uses Open Space to help this happen.

(New to Open Space? You can learn more about Open Space here….)

For executive leaders, OSA is an Employee Engagement Model and A-B-C template that operationalizes the core values of Lean, namely: respect for people, and continuous improvement.

For executives who are truly committed to these values, OSA represents a simple, effective and very efficient way forward.

With OpenSpace Agility, you can expect:

  • A dramatic reduction in the coaching & training costs of implementing your Agile program
  • A genuine, rapid and lasting Agile transformation
  • A dramatic increase in employee engagement scores
  • A dramatic increase in stakeholder satisfaction and potentially, genuine stakeholder delight
  • Predictable, reliable, repeatable, EVIDENCE-BASED improvement in overall results

OpenSpaceAgility (OSA) incorporates the power of invitation, Open Space, game mechanics, leadership storytelling and more…so your employees actually engage in the process of changing, and your Agile adoption can actually take root.

OSA is based on people, THEN practices. OSA is compatible with and compliments your approach, as long as your approach is optimized on lasting improvement.

Using OSA helps your overall approach succeed.

OSA is an Engagement Model. Wait. What is an “Engagement Model?”

Learn more About Engagement Models here.

OSA can and will immediately improve the results of any practice, method, or framework you are using, including:

  • “Enterprise Scrum” from Mike Beedle
  • “The Scaled Agile Framework” from Scaled Agile Inc
  • “Nexus” from Scrum Inc
  • “Large Scale Scrum” (LeSS) from The LeSS Company B.V.
  • “Scrum@Scale” from SCRUM INC
  • “Disciplined Agile” (aka Disciplined Agile Delivery) from Scott Ambler
  • Any feasible Agile framework or method not currently listed here

There are over 450 Agile professionals worldwide who are practicing OSA inside some of the most well-known organizations in the world, including Intuit, Adobe, Walmart, and many more.

Training in OSA is readily available, and you can examine OSA course outlines and schedules here:

Examine Course Outlines and Schedules

Additional Links:

Examine Video Testimonials (15 minutes each)

OSA Executive Summary

OSA Big Picture

What is Open Space?

Click here to download the OSA BIG PICTURE Brochure in Printable PDF format

NOTE: Attempting to use invitation (and specifically the inviting Open Space meeting format) to persuade, convince, or otherwise influence anyone to do anything in an Agile adoption without their explicit consent is not in alignment with the spirit, purposes and intent of the OpenSpace Agility technique.


OpenSpace Agility™  is freely available, open-source, culture-technology. You are free to derive from OpenSpace Agility™ and create innovative new works, and share your innovations with others, and even commercialize them.

OpenSpace Agility™ is based on Prime/OS™. Prime/OS is open-source culture technology. The open-source OpenSpace Agility timeline, events, rules, roles, meetings, consulting techniques and related documents are published under the Creative Commons Atrribution Share-Alike license. The license is an open source license. Under this license, you are strongly encouraged to innovate by freely developing applications based upon OpenSpace Agility.

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