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.
It pains me when billionaires who are trying to make America better face the same challenges as ordinary citizens creating high-impact results that improve outcomes, especially when Conteneo and our community of Certified Collaboration Architects have developed solutions to these challenges through Deliberative Decision Making, Participatory Budgeting and other forms of scalable civic engagement.
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.
Topics: Agile, Budget Games, Buy a Feature, Collaboration, Collaboration Cloud, Collaboration Frameworks, customer, Customer Story, Decision Engine, Innovation Games, Multidimensional Collaboration, Prioritization
We've completed our fourth Sprint for the San José Budget Programs, adding resident recruitment, improving copy, and providing more information on the overall process to our d3decides.com web site. The City has now started to work on the actual content for the sessions, which has motivated me to revisit the core design of both Buy a Feature and the Budget Game, my extension of Buy a Feature created in 2011 for Participatory Budgeting with limited resources.
As social business software proliferates confusion over communication, coordination and collaboration prevents us from realizing the full power and benefits of each. In this post I’ll shed light on the meaning of these terms and provide you with a model that will help you make sound choices around various software platforms you can use for each.
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.
We're thrilled to announced the addition of the “Framework Selector” to the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud's Project Organizer. If you use Idea Engine or Decision Engine, you now have an easy way to discover which collaboration framework to use to solve your business goal.
We’ve been making a lot of changes over the past few months with the launch of the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud, and we have more big news. In the next few weeks, we’ll be phasing out the limited free subscriptions for the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud’s Decision Engine and Idea Engine (a.k.a. Innovation Games® Online), and replacing them with fully functional 30-day free trials. If you currently have a free subscription, you will be eligible to sign up for a free trial of our professional level subscription. And if you decide that you want to continue to put the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud to work, you’ll be able to take advantage of our new, lower-priced and more powerful, professional or standard subscriptions (when the pricing is launched).
Topics: Collaboration Cloud