Conteneo Blog

7+1 Principles And Five Frameworks for Agile Portfolio Prioritization

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Mar 16, 2017 11:32:25 PM

Some of the best insights come when you're teaching advanced classes. In November of 2016, in a master class on Agile Portfolio Prioritization I co-taught with Certified Collaboration Instructor Raphael Goumot, we developed and shared a whole host of insights that were worthy of sharing. 

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Topics: Agile, Innovation, Strategy, portfolio management, portfolio prioritization

Conteneo & Every Voice Engaged Foundation

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Dec 19, 2016 10:29:08 PM
 
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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Frameworks, Every Voice Engaged, Participatory Budgeting

Conteneo's Innovation Ambitions

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Dec 6, 2016 11:09:00 AM

It is the time of year where we reflect on what we’ve accomplished and set plans for the coming year. Accordingly, we and several of our clients are presently engaged in various forms of strategic planning and roadmapping. You might also be engaged in similar activities, so for this month’s framework of the month I want to focus on a framework that is great at helping organizations in strategic planning: The Innovation Ambition Matrix. We use this framework so we think you should use it too. This framework works well with the Sweet Spot of Strategy and Horizon Planning frameworks, which I will cover in a future framework of the month.

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Topics: Agile, Innovation, Participatory Budgeting

Glass House Development

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 19, 2016 2:00:00 PM

We like to be as Agile as possible, with what some might perceive as an extreme emphasis on the Agile value of “Customer collaboration over contract negotiation”. Our customers and partners asked me to write this post in order to share how we express this value in our development process. I was under the impression that what we do is pretty standard, but I've learned that many of our customers find it novel and suggested I share our approach more broadly. It is timely, because if you read it you’ll find out how you can get a sneak preview of all of the “cool new stuff” under development, including the new Conteneo Weave platform that we’re launching in Jan 2017.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Cloud, Innovation, Strategy

Backlogs, BLACKlogs and Dreamlogs - Entrepreneurial Agility

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 11, 2016 3:54:26 AM

The central tool of managing work in Scrum/Agile teams is the backlog, "an ordered list of everything that might be needed in the product and is the single source of requirements for any changes to be made to the product." (ref)

And that's mostly true. But it doesn't reflect the reality of Agile, especially for Product Managers with an entrepreneurial spirit (hmmm... all of us). The reality of Agile is that there are three "logs" - the Backlog, the BLACKlog and the Dreamlog. In this post I'll share which of these are normal, which are healthy and which are dangerous and how to fix them.

Let's start with your backlog, since that's the one log we all have!

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Topics: Agile, backlog, blacklog, Collaboration, dreamlog, Every Voice Engaged, product manager, product owner, Scrum

The Role of Passion in Portfolio Prioritization

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Sep 9, 2016 2:41:37 PM

Everyone who knows me knows that I like to read a lot of stuff. And I like to share the articles and books that have made a positive impact in my world.

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Topics: Agile, Buy a Feature, Decision Engine, geoffrey Moore, Horizon thinking, McKinsey, Participatory Budgeting

SolutionsIQ and Conteneo Inc. Announce Partnership Agreement.

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Feb 1, 2016 5:35:46 PM

SolutionsIQ Agile Consultants to leverage the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud to increase Business Agility.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- February 1, 2016. Today, SolutionsIQ, a leading provider of Agile Consulting services, and Conteneo Inc., the leading provider of team-based collaboration solutions, announced a partnership in which SolutionsIQ consultants will gain access to the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud’s Idea Engine and Decision Engine to support distributed collaboration.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, customer, Decision Engine, Idea Engine, Multidimensional Collaboration, Partner News, partners, press release

Multidimensional Collaboration and Multiple Waves of Agility

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jan 19, 2016 12:13:28 AM

 

 
Three Waves of Agile - From SolutionsIQ

 

Charlie Rudd, CEO of SolutionsIQ, a Conteneo customer and partner, just published The Third Wave of Agile, a very insightful post that compactly describes how Agile has progressed from single teams, to multiple teams (Agile at Scale), to the entire enterprise (Business Agility). As a leader in the Agile movement since 2003, I find myself agreeing with his insights. More importantly, I also believe that his graph on industry maturity applies to the changes a single organization realizes as they pursue business agility: they start with teams, move to scale and then focus on the enterprise.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Cloud, Collaboration Frameworks, Decision Engine, Idea Engine, Uncategorized

Case Study: How to Take the Pain out Portfolio Prioritization

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jan 12, 2016 6:12:56 PM

Ed. Note: This is the story of how Decision Engine and the Collaboration Framework known as “Buy a Feature/Budget Games” transformed the fourth largest telecommunications company in the world. 

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Topics: Agile, Budget Games, Buy a Feature, Collaboration, Collaboration Cloud, Collaboration Frameworks, customer, Customer Story, Decision Engine, Innovation Games, Multidimensional Collaboration, Prioritization

Collaboration at Scale: The 2016 San José Participatory Budgeting Project

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 16, 2015 10:38:47 PM

At the Agile 2015 conference I challenged the Agile community to build on the core value of Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation to tackle technical and wicked social problems on a global scale. And we're making progress! Participatory Budgeting, Deliberative Decision-Making Forums and other forms of civic engagement are increasing, with more cities and governmental institutions leveraging these techniques and inviting more citizens to participate.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Cloud, Decision Engine, Deliberative Decision Making, Events, Idea Engine, Innovation, Kettering, Participatory Budg, Participatory Budgeting, San Jose

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