What is an Amplio?
Amplio means “improve” in Latin. Amplio is a collection of workshops, books, Miro boards, and consulting approaches to help individuals, groups, and organizations improve. The salient characteristic of Amplio is that it is tailored for those using it. Unlike popular frameworks, it is not preset to make it easier to sell, train, and promote. This does not mean it is harder to use. Just the opposite. It has a sophisticated design that enables it to be delivered in a fit-for-purpose manner that makes it easier for adopters to consume.
Amplio is based on first principles and a deep understanding of what it takes for teams and organizations to be effective. This enables an Amplio Consultant-Educator (ACE) to quickly tailor it for your needs.
All Amplios are designed to work in the modern-day world of remote work. Each Amplio uses Miro board to enable virtual collaboration.
Amplio Collaborative Engagements.
Typical consulting engagements involve a consultant spending some time at the organization, working with people to decide what to do, creating a slew of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents to present to management. The challenge with this is that these documents turn stale as soon as the consultant leaves.
Amplio Consultant-Educators work differently. They don’t just have interviews, write it up in their hotel room, give a report, and then fly home. Instead, ACEs use Miro boards to enage with all the roles involved, regardless of their location. The boards are specifically designed to help create an effective starting point for a new adoption or set of actions to improve an existing one.
These boards not only enable the co-creation of what to do, they record why you decided to create every aspect of the plan. These boards continue to be used throughout the engagement.
The boards also allow engagements to be spread out over a few days which opens up involvement by more people. During the collaborative engagement, the engagement leader educates and guides the participants through the Amplio Decision Framework (ADF). This process takes advantage of what the participants know about their organization while being guided by someone who has deep experience in what works. This way of working takes general knowledge of practices and tunes them to the specifics of the organization. A tailored working method that includes roles, events, artifacts, and guidance is the result. The Miro board, plus other Miro boards of general applicability, are licensed to the engaged company for use for continuous improvement.
What is the Amplio Approach?
Because the Amplio approach is based on the first principles of Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints, any part of it can be used to improve other methods, such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe.
Amplio is not an extension of the current Agile. Just a few years after the Agile Manifesto Net Objectives shifted into being based on Lean, then included Flow and the Theory of Constraints. Amplio, therefore, has a long, deep heritage. After years of attempting to get Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe to include these approaches Al Shalloway is now bringing Amplio out on its own. It is being rebuilt from scratch since the PMI acquired the Net Objectives IP.
Amplio is based on a different mindset, has different content, and uses different training methods than the popular Agile frameworks. The mindset is the key difference. Amplio covers the entire spectrum of business development.
1. Designed to improve business agility
3. It is based on the full Amplio pattern language
6. Sets up people to think for themselves and not follow a framework
1. Provides a way to quantify values of stakeholders
3. Provides the factors for effective value streams
4. Provide fit-for-purpose solutions
1. Provide ongoing, instructor-led training to learn over a period of months
2. Provide a way for internal change agents to train their company’s staff