Zhen Goh has 15 years of experience applying Sense-making in complex human systems and is regarded as a global leader in the fields of Sense-making, Complexity Theory, and Narrative. She is a social anthropologist, focusing on bringing a human systems perspective into complex organizations. Zhen Goh is an active proponent of: “knowledge is a martial art”, and believes that responsible business and research has to advance societal improvement. She has directly contributed to the creation of a series of methods and ideas surrounding the Cynefin framework and how to effectively boost an organization's confidence in addressing complex issues using this framework. Collaborating with experts, including Professor Dave Snowden, she co-authored Cynefin – Weaving Sense-Making into the Fabric of Our World. She has worked with many organizations in industries such as government, healthcare, banking, oil and gas, and international development.
She is the founder of The Emerginarium and the Managing Director of AGLX Singapore.
Welcome to our hands-on workshop on "Utilizing Estuarine Maps to Facilitate Legacy Modernization." In this session, we will delve into the effective utilization of Estuarine Maps and the Cynefin Framework to navigate the intricacies involved in modernizing legacy systems.
Across various industries, numerous businesses rely on outdated legacy software systems. These systems have been developed over a prolonged period, often without proper governance or best practices in place. Consequently, these legacy systems accumulate significant technical debt, making modifications and updates challenging. Furthermore, their inability to integrate with modern technologies hampers enterprises from harnessing the potential of these advancements to enhance operational efficiency.
The Cynefin framework and Estuarine Map, developed by Professor Dave Snowden, offer decision makers scientific tools to improve their work. The Cynefin framework is an award-winning contextual awareness and decision-making framework that helps us to identify the right approach to problems. Estuarine mapping begins with identifying the constraints and constructors within our systems, and mapping them against a time x energy axis to identify the constraints that we can take effective action on to actively manage them.
The primary goal of this hands-on workshop is to incorporate these methods into the Legacy Modernization framework. Instead of solely concentrating on technical strategies, the workshop will utilize Cynefin and Estuarine Map as tools to cultivate an environment that promotes the long-term success of the modernization process within the organization. Furthermore, the approach will emphasize the importance of preventing the creation of additional legacy systems throughout this journey.
In this workshop, we will:
Our goal is to equip you with the tools and perspective needed to navigate legacy system modernization efficiently. Let's start this journey together and discover how the Estuarine Map and Cynefin Framework can guide your modernization strategy. Thank you for joining us!