Deploying Strategic Agility through the X-Matrix

Deploying Strategic Agility

[Boost an Agile Transformation with Strategy Deployment]


This workshop introduces Strategy Deployment using a framework called the 'X-Matrix' – an A3 format which concisely visualises the alignment of True North, Aspirations, Strategy, Tactics, and Evidence on a single sheet of paper. Participants will explore how to foster an Agile Transformation with Strategy Deployment, a style of organisational improvement that engages the entire workforce in figuring out how a business can survive and thrive. This approach enables a transformation to be viewed as a form of Catchball, a Lean practice with which improvement ideas are developed as they are passed around an organisation.

Participants will learn how this can be achieved with additional Back Briefing and Experiment A3S, which promotes collaboration between teams to experiment and discover solutions. As a result, solutions can emerge from the people closest to the problem, rather than being defined and directed by managers.


  • Summarise the need for Strategy Deployment
  • Distinguish Strategy Deployment from traditional styles of Organisational Improvement
  • Relate Strategy Deployment to an Agile Transformation
  • Define the anticipated results of the Agile Transformation
  • Relate the Agile Transformation to Organisational Strategies
  • Appraise the progress of the Agile Transformation with leading indicators
  • Establish concrete initiatives as Agile Transformational tactics

Learning Objectives

  • Describe an Agile Transformation in terms of Strategy Deployment
  • Prepare an X-Matrix to visualise an Agile Transformation
  • Back Briefing and Experiments with A3S to guide an Agile Transformation


  • Executives, Managers, Team Members, Coaches, or Consultants engaged in or preparing for a Lean-Agile transformation
  • Professionals willing (if not yet ready) to encourage meaningful engagement on organisational goals, ways of working, the impact of change, and its introduction
  • Professionals wishing to gain understanding of, and transparency into the health of your organisation and discover more promising opportunities for change

Course Deliverables

  • Participation certification on “Deploying Strategic Agility through the X-Matrix”
  • In-Person training and 1-day workshop full of learning and fun


March 25, 2018

Participant Profile

Beginner or Intermediate


Mix of theory & workshop session (Classroom training)


Karl Scotland