Amplio means “improve” in Latin. It is the name of Success Engineering’s approach to improving organizations, teams, practitioner roles, and coaching roles. Success Engineering has several products based on this approach – strategy/budgeting, portfolio/product management, and development. The Amplio Community of Practice Learning Journey is free.
The Short Story
The Amplio CoP is for anyone who wants to learn a better way of adding value to stakeholders while improving the working environment of an organization. It meets every other Thursday at 7am pacific. It alternates between working with a Miro board and providing that to members and presenting a webinar of interest.
There is also a track that consolidates information to be a Scrum Master Study group.
- How do I sign up? Register here. It’s free.
- What do I get? Being a member gets you access to recorded sessions plus a few Miro boards. There are also several podcasts made available to members.
- Are there any live sessions? Yes. Every other Thursday at 7am Pacific.
- How do I find out what’s going on? Enrolling in the community gets you on the Success Mentors mailing list (never shared) which sends you updates every other week.
- Where do I ask questions? Amplio Community of Practice LinkedIn group.
The Purposes of the CoP
Introduce people to the insights that theories and practices of Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints provide that are useful to virtually everyone but it seems relatively few people have been introduced to them.
The Miro boards also provide value to people for non-colocated teams.
How can I learn more about Amplio?
Much of the content presented in the CoP can be found in these free online books (currently being written):
Why We’re Doing This
A personal note form Al Shalloway
In “Unlimited Wealth”, Paul Pilzner posited that wealth equals physical resources multiplied by technology (including information) raised to the nth power where ‘n’ is the effects of the technological advances. The industrial age brought in great advancements because it greatly increased the technology available. But the industrial age is still one of a zero-sum game. A zero sum game occurs when there is a transfer of wealth from one person to the other but the net wealth remains the same. For example, a person may buy a stereo from a store and the person now has a stereo and the store has some money but the net wealth of the two entities remains the same.
The information Age shuffled in yet another major wealth creating potential. For the first time we didn’t need to be enmeshed in a zero-sum game. Wealth can be multiplied in every transaction. If one company has information of value and provides it to another company, now both companies have the information. While the industrial age enable us to create wealth faster by leveraging human physical strength, the information age allows us to create wealth through sharing it. With artificial intelligence, information is now being created from information itself.
The potential now is advancing the state of technology. Fortunately, how to do this is already known. The question is not creating new methods but taking existing ones and enabling organizations to apply them.
I feel that the potential of changing the world may just require making everyone wealthy by doing what we already know how to do.
“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.” – Buckminster Fuller
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade
The Amplio Challenges Board
The Amplio Community of Practice (Free)
Value Stream Coach
The Amplio Development Masterclass
Latest Learning Journey
Amplio Consultant Educators
Going From Scrum to Flow/Lean/ToC to Amplio
Introduction to the Amplio Development Masterclass
The Essence of Agile Explained with Lean, Flow, and the Theory of Constraints