Conteneo Blog

We Played MORE Than Two Games - And Changed the World!

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jul 14, 2016 1:25:13 AM

Dear Agile 2016 Attendees -

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Topics: Decision Engine, Deliberative Decision Making, Every Voice Engaged, Participatory Budgeting, Strategy Engine, Uncategorized

Learning to Deliberate: A Letter to Bloomberg, Schultz and Billionaires

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Mar 14, 2016 1:51:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Collaboration Cloud, Decision Engine, Deliberative Decision Making, Every Voice Engaged, Idea Engine, Participatory Budgeting

Budget Puzzles Considered Harmful

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jan 11, 2016 2:53:26 PM

In my last post about Participatory Budgeting I discussed why surveys suck when used as a tool to understand budget priorities. But there is game-related evolution of surveys, so-called "budget puzzles", that are even more harmful than surveys because they create intense feeling of despair and harden political opinion. In an era of increasingly partisan politics, budget puzzles are making things worse, not better. What's especially sad about this is that it appears to be the exact opposite of the goals of the organizations who are promoting budget puzzles. In this post, I'll elaborate on why budget puzzles are considered harmful and show how collaborative participatory budgeting is the superior approach.

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Topics: Budget Games, Collaboration, Deliberative Decision Making, Every Voice Engaged, Participatory Budgeting, Prioritization, San Jose

Facilitator Recruiting and Training for 2016 San José Participatory Budgeting Project

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Nov 24, 2015 10:55:51 PM

We've completed our third Sprint for the San José Budget Project! We've got the core functionality of the San José District 3 Participatory Budgeting web site up and running and are now turning our attention to building out our facilitator team (have you signed up? Well, get to it! Sign up here.).

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Topics: Decision Engine, Deliberative Decision Making, Every Voice Engaged, Kettering, Participatory Budgeting, San Jose

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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