Small Steps Lead to Transformation – New Change Management Method for Business Agility


This workshop is for everyone who wants to positively change his organization and needs answers to those questions:

  • How to manage resistance by modifying our way of thinking about change?
  • How can you transform an organization in an Agile way?
  • How to reduce the uncertainty of change through short feedback cycles?
  • How to apply agile practices in complex Change Management programs?
  • How can you create trust and support within your organisation by being transparent and inclusive?

As Change Agents and Agile Practitioners, we are always looking for new approaches to facilitate meaningful change, especially in today’s fast-paced environment.

Lean Change Management is a feedback-driven, transparent and inclusive approach to change. It is designed for all those passionate to facilitate such meaningful and trust-building change into their organization. It has been developed by Jason Little and is used by companies worldwide. Based on Agile, Design Thinking, HR and Lean Start-Up, it helps you and your organisation to facilitate successful change in today’s complex world.

With this workshop you expand your Change Toolkit and discover more practices to introduce change across your organizations. You will benefit from diverse group discussions, fun and engaging exercises which will deepen the learning. This workshop is designed to be delivered online and gives you a new perspective on how to to manage change, even when you are working remotely.


This workshop is especially designed for

Executives, Managers and Team Leaders involved in an Organizational / Agile Transformation. Agile Coaches, Change Managers and Change Agents who are involved in or want to expand their knowledge with agile management of organizational transformations.


“The ICAgile learning roadmap aligns with our fundamental belief in the power of agility across all levels and disciplines of an IT organization.” – Gary L., Vice President

「複数のバックグラウンドを持つ参加者から上手く対話を引き出して、効果的な学びへと繋げてくれたのが良かった。 」- Mitsuhiro K., Manager
(It was a really effective learning through the dialogue with the other participants from multiple backgrounds.)

「ユースケース紹介やエクササイズを通してわかりやすい説明をしていただきました。」 – Shinsuke H., Functional Manager
(The facilitator gave us an easy-to-understand explanation through use cases and exercises.)

“I experienced an awesome usage and recombination of existing, “classical change methods” combined in a fresh and inspiring way to plan and execute changes… the lean way. A lot of shared practical experiences, group discussion and great group exercises helped me to understand the Lean Change Management cycle. The workshop inspired me!” – Sebastian R., Agile Coach


Workshop Overview

Lean Change Management Cycle
Lean Change Management Cycle

What is Lean Change Management
We will explore why a new way of change management is needed by looking at the 4 States of Disruption. You will learn about the Lean Change Management Cycle. By experiencing the Hot Seat exercise you will understand the difference between traditional linear change vs. modern feedback driven change management. Furthermore we introduce option charts to classify ideas for the change.

The Change Agent
By introducing the landscape for skill and the Agile Coaching Competency Framework, you will understand the ideas of the whitespace worker (being a change agent is a set of skills, not a role or title). In an ACI personal map and self-assessment you will explore your change agent strengths.

As the last step in the Lean Change Management cycle we will talk about experiments and more disruptive Hacks. You will understand how to move away from change activities and move towards change experiments including good practices for communication, creating alignment and providing status information to change sponsors. You will create some experiments, using the experiment tracker and plot Hacks on the Blast Radius chart to understand its impact.

Explore how different people respond to change differently and how you, the change agent, can navigate in this complex environment by understanding the Stacey Matrix and the Cynefin framework. As Lean Change Management is a transparent approach, you and your team will create a change canvas in order to create trust to the people affected in the change.

Management 3.0 Change Management Game
The journey of changing the world and navigating complex social systems may seem daunting, but it’s achievable with just 34 questions. Jurgen Appelo’s “How to Change the World” booklet offers a playful yet insightful approach to understanding successful change management processes. Through the Change Management Game, one can explore various facets:

– Considering the system,
– Understanding individuals involved,
– Analyzing interactions, and
– Evaluating the environment.

Rather than providing direct answers, the game prompts participants to ask questions. This emphasis on questioning is crucial as it encourages self-reflection and introspection. By delving into the “why” behind our actions, we gain valuable insights. For instance, one essential query raised is about measuring results. Without proper measurement, it’s challenging to gauge the success of change initiatives. This leads to questions about testing methods, progress measurement, and the suitability of metrics for facilitating learning rather than distorting system behaviors. Ultimately, these questions compel us to confront issues we may have been avoiding or overlooking, paving the way for meaningful change.



The workshop is conducted in Japanese but English support is available.

  • In-Person Session in Tokyo: 2024 4/28 at 9:30-17:30

You will get

  • 8hours of extensive learning and diverse group dialogue
  • Access to all the course content and all modules
  • Support via Slack and in-module discussions and the community site during the complete duration of the sessions
  • Lifelong support by the Lean Change Management and Management 3.0 facilitators and community in Japan by Alumni Gatherings and social networking



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About the Facilitator

Stefan Nüsperling

Stefan is a IT-Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Project Leadership, Change Management, Facilitation and Management 3.0. He worked with multinational enterprises in the fields of Management as well as Agile Software Development in Japan, South Korea and Germany. As a certified Scrum Master, the first licensed Management 3.0 facilitator in Japan and the only licensed Lean Change Management Facilitator, he is keen on bringing positive change to Japanese organizations. He believes that employee happiness and meaningful businesses will result in service and products which customers will be satisfied with. This is called called “Sanpoyoshi“, which means benefit for all three stakeholders.

鹿嶋 康由 (かしま やすゆき)

元トップマネージャー、チェンジエージェント、Management 3.0 ライセンスファシリテーター
マネージャー、チェンジエージェント、ファシリテーターとして30年以上の経験を持つITプロフェッショナル。スイスのジュネーブで2年間、アジャイル変革プロジェクトに携わり、組織開発を学ぶ。その間、ロンドンで開催されたManagement 3.0のワークショップに参加し、Management 3.0のファシリテーターになる。 デジタル&ITトランスフォーメーションを含むオープンイノベーションが立ち上がるエコシステムを通じて人と組織のエンゲージメント環境デザインチームを創り、幸せな日本人を世界に輩出する、日本の組織にアジャイルリーダーシッププラクティスを導入することをライフワークに活動している。


  • Tax included
  • Minimum number of participants:4people
  • 15% Group Discount (3 people or more)
  • Up to 50% Discount for Low-Income Groups (e.g. students)
  • A minimum of 3 participants are required for a workshop to proceed.
  • Refund Policy:
    • Until 6 weeks before the event = 100%
    • Until 4 weeks before the event = 50%
    • Until 2 weeks before the event = 25%

Please contact the organizer for discount prices.

We can also run this workshop in-house at your company.




April 20 @ 09:30 — April 20 @ 17:30
09:30 — 17:30

Tokyo (details will be announced soon)

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