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'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

Clarifying Communication-Coordination-Collaboration Confusion

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Dec 1, 2015 6:34:38 AM

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.

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Topics: Collaboration Cloud, Innovation, Uncategorized

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

Conteneo and the Wirtschaftskammer Wien Partner to Bring Innovation to Viennese Companies.

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Sep 14, 2015 1:30:03 PM

Mountain View, CA -- September 14, 2015 -- Today, Conteneo Inc. announced a partnership agreement with Wirtschaftskammer Wien, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Austria, to help Viennese companies improve innovation and decision-making processes. The partnership agreement provides Vienna-based companies with more than 35 employees access to the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud’s Idea Engine and Decision Engine. Viennese companies will also be able to work with a selected group of Vienna-based Innovation Consultants to integrate the digital platform and techniques into their innovation process.

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Topics: Decision Engine, Idea Engine, Innovation, Luke Hohmann, Multidimensional Collaboration, Partner News, press release, Wirtschaftskammer Wien

Crappy Code or Crappy Collaboration?

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Aug 14, 2015 12:54:24 PM

One of the fastest growing memes in the software development community is "Technical Debt." As outlined by my colleague Martin Fowler in this post:

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Topics: Agile, Collaboration, Innovation, Multidimensional Collaboration, Strategy Engine, technical debt

Using Innovation Games® With Senior Executives

Posted by Luke Hohmann on Jul 31, 2010 4:32:09 PM

One question we get a lot is "Do Innovation Games® work with Senior Executives"?

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Topics: CIPO, Collaboration, Customer Story, Decision Engine, Innovation, Innovation Games, Luke Hohmann

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