The Spine Model (read this for an intro to the model itself
), originated from the collaboration on organisational coaching work done by Kevin Trethewey and Danie Roux. Since then a number of people have collaborated and added ideas to the model, in various useful ways.
Body of Knowledge
The Spine Model is published primarily on two different websites...
- SpineModel.info describes the model and how it can be applied.
- Spine.wiki is a wiki-style catalogue of items at the five different level.
Other places you can learn about Spine Model...
Spine Model is an extension of Kent Beck's modelling of XP ideas as Values, Principles and Practices. We then added the way Needs where modelled in Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication on top. We added Tools on the bottom because that made sense.
That formed the basis of the Spine Model structure, but the thinking and the way we apply it has been influenced by many great minds, many of which are pictured below.