Conteneo Blog

Design Tip: Variations on Participatory Budgeting

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Dec 19, 2016 11:47:29 PM

Over the past 15 years we've produced thousands of Participatory Budgeting and Buy a Feature events. In that time we've created a lot of variations of the core theme - and we continue to create more! In this design tip we'd like to share some of the many variations we've used in the hopes that you might find combinations that can help you Collaborate at Scale. Think of this design tip as giving you access to a set of knobs and dials that will enable you to create versions of this framework that meet your needs. I will also cover Zero-Based Budgeting, a very special configuration of these policies that is becoming increasingly important in our Participatory Budgeting projects. A subsequent design tip will give more insight into analyzing results of Buy a Feature frameworks.

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Topics: Buy a Feature, Collaboration Frameworks, Participatory Budgeting, conteneo weave

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

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 Framework Spotlight: Product Box to Science Fair.

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 2, 2015 5:32:03 PM

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but fexibility is the progenitor of new collaboration frameworks, especially in in-person forums. Even with our long experience with live events and logistics, occasionally things go awry. Shipments are late or supplies we thought we definitely needed are sold out and unavailable. When faced with logistical snafus, Collaboration Architects excel as transforming problems into solutions.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, Collaboration Frameworks, Conferences, Customer Story, Innovation Games, News, Product Box

Drinking Our Own Champagne: The Idea Engine 2.0 Design Jam

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Oct 28, 2015 5:10:54 PM

A little more than five years ago, Conteneo introduced the first scalable platform for visual collaboration, now called Idea Engine. Since then, we've built two other products, Strategy Engine and Alignment Engine, made drastic improvements to Decision Engine, launched a nonprofit to bring our techniques to the public sector and a whole bunch of other cool stuff! Unfortunately, along the way, Idea Engine received less love than it deserved and become a little stale. So stale, in fact, that we've decided to redesign and rethink the platform, reset our technology stack and create some powerful new capabilities that promote even more scalable collaboration and innovation. This is Idea Engine 2.0, and this is the first of several stories we'll share about its creation. Our hope is that you'll find techniques that you can leverage for your own products and services.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, Collaboration Frameworks, customer, customer advisory board, Customer Story, design jam, Events, Idea Engine, Luke Hohmann, partners

Conteneo and Persistent Systems Announce Partnership to Drive Enterprise Agile Transformation

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jul 31, 2015 5:22:56 PM

Agile Experts Bernie Maloney & Luke Hohmann to Speak at Agile 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration Frameworks, Conferences, Innovation Games, Partner News, partners, press release

Debut of Conteneo’s Framework Selector Makes Choosing the Right Collaboration Framework Easy.

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jul 29, 2015 3:25:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Collaboration Cloud, Collaboration Frameworks, Decision Engine

On Choosing a Game (a.k.a. Collaboration Framework): Goals, Verbs, Nouns and Context

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Oct 24, 2010 5:26:28 PM

Designing and producing effective Innovation Games® and other collaboration frameworks boils down to gaining an understanding of these four key elements: goals, verbs, nouns and context. This post explains how to use these four key elements to design and produce great in-person and online forums, drawing on some examples from our client successes over the years.[separator type='transparent' color='' thickness='1' up='' down='']

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Topics: Collaboration Frameworks, Customer Story, Decision Engine, Innovation Games, Multidimensional Collaboration, Uncategorized

Senior Executives Explore their "Worst Nightmare"

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jun 27, 2010 2:21:45 PM

For the past three years, the Innovation Games Company [Editor's Note: The company changed its name to Conteneo in June 2014.] has worked with the International IP Business Conference to explore leading issues in intellectual property with Chief Intellectual Property Officers (CIPOs) from some the world’s largest and most influential companies.

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Topics: Collaboration Frameworks

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