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A Management Compact for Advancing Adaptive Management


The Sprint Relay is a methodology that makes adaptive implementation practical. As part of a Sprint Relay, several agencies collaborate over a 100-day period (a Sprint) to produce a concrete, useful product designed to support adaptive implementation within - and sometimes across - agencies. Each 100-day Sprint builds on (and builds toward) a related initiative or Sprint.

The Practical Adaptation Network created this compact for advancing adaptive management. The compact asks leaders to give immediate feedback at least once a week for 100 days, make one pivot in their work in that time, and meet to talk about a failure and how they grew from it. Twenty-five senior managers at 14 different international development organizations signed the compact.

Learn more about the Practical Adaptation Network's first sprit here.

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