Regular review of agreements is an essential practice for a learning organization; continuously evolving the body of agreements, and eliminating waste:

  • adapt to changing context
  • integrate learning:
    • How has this agreement helped us?
    • How can this agreement be improved?
    • Is there any reason why not to continue with this agreement?

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  • preparation
    • schedule review
    • ensure necessary information is available
  • follow-up
    • agree on next review date
    • documentation / notification
    • tracking tasks and decisions
    • effects on related agreements
  • evaluating agreements can be as simple as checking that it is still relevant, and there is no objection to keeping the agreement as it is
  • agreements are often reviewed in Governance Meetings
  • sometimes it’s effective to schedule a dedicated session for reviewing an agreement
  • adjust review frequency as necessary
  • review earlier if required
  • elements of this process can also be used by individuals to evaluate decisions they make