Open Space Technology

"The utter simplicity of OST contrasts starkly with the results commonly achieved." - Harrison Owen

The largest amount of disbelief that FAST Agile
 could possibly work comes from individuals that are unfamiliar with Open Space Technology (OST) or uncertain in the power of self-organization. Please spend some time to familiarize yourself with OST by reading the recommended book below or even better, attending an Open Space Conference.

History of Open Space Technology

Harrison Owen is the inventor of OST. OST was first used in 1985 as a way to organize a conference with hundreds of attendees. To Harrison's surprise: "Virtually all the theory and practice relating to organizing meetings, to say nothing of organization in general, indicated that OST could not work. But it did!"

Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World  by Harrison Owen

Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-organizing World
by Harrison Owen

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