#SpeedIdeation Update 2014-07-17

Couple of things:

Date/Timing: Still to be finally confirmed, but we’re shooting for August 11, 10am EST / 4pm CET (you can do the math for you timezone); we’re aiming at a 60 min window – still considering/debating if we should go for 90/120, but probably not this time.

Communication: Will remain on social media – main site for the time being is the one you’re reading right now; of course pending final result from the initial poll – but looks like majority votes for staying public with this (you know my vote – not being open here is really kind of contradictory to the idea)

Issue submission: As stated in yesterday’s post, we’ll also run through ad-hoc requests during the chat, but still will open for submission a few days before we run the event

Targets (I don’t want to be over-ambitious, but….):

1) Get it started
2) Get issues solved
3) Create open communities focussed on issues / ideas made available – where those communities might of course be of really short temporarily nature, i.e. until the issue is solved
4) Create a recurring event out of this – this of course will only happen if you get in and also motivate your friends / colleagues / customers / partners / suppliers / project members….)
5) With those targets we also move away from the “vote on idea” stuff – it’s all about getting stuff solved, not debate who’s got the “better” issue

Procedure: Those of you having participated in e.g. #CSCTechTalk on CrowdChat know how this runs – it’s an open discussion on the platform (final link will be published soon – probably https://www.crowdchat.net/SpeedIdeation) where all questions and answers are automatically posted on twitter. We’re looking into providing a follow-up platform for larger issues where teams will need to collaborate for an extended period of time. Other than in CSC’s standard TechTalks, there will be no Google hangout – we’ll focus on raising and solving issues, so educational part will not happen in this event.

Issue submission: Those of you who’d like to raise an issue before the event, please do comment on one of the posts, so we can approve – I don’t think we’ll have the bandwidth to do approvals 3 minutes before we start….so thanks for an early heads-up.

So, thanks again to everybody support this initiative – stay tuned, more updates soon


#SpeedIdeation – thoughts on procedures – please comment!!!!

Luckily I had to drive for roughly 5 hours today and could do some brainstorming with Soren on the phone (short but significant) and myself (long with results to be reviewed by all of you)

Soren had a valid point when stating that long preparations are not really what we need in a #SpeedIdeation event, so let’s talk about the following:

a) We’ll reduce lead time to a minimum, i.e. participants can raise any issue also during the crowdchat
– This would also cater for being able to raise current issues (development, business, anything you need to get done fast)
– As this could lead to topics being raised where no experts present in the event, please make sure to activate everybody you know – the higher the participation, the better the results of course

b) We’ll still cater for early posting of stuff to be discussed – let’s say 1-3 days in advance
– Keep in mind that a good description of what you want to get resolved helps to attract the right experts into the chat

c) Expected results
– I would not expect we will be able to solve all issues raised within the event, so one outcome for a certain topic might be a group finding together committing to craft a solution (would hope this groups would then continue to report results via #SpeedIdeation and on this site

What do you think?


#SpeedIdeation – Initial Poll

Let’s get this started!

This initial poll (see polldaddy form below) just to find out where you’d like to share ideas that we’ll discuss and select in a later (soon) stage.

If you’d like to go open, please select “Public” – this would then probably be this or a similar site

If you’d like to initially present internally (please remember, the final discussion and voting / selection of winner will be in public anyway) please select “Internally” – this would then be within a company site also made available to other participants (like e.g. engage.csc.com) and restricted to registered users.

Let me know – and please share your vote using #SpeedIdeation tag


Speed Ideation

We’re getting quite some traction here – looks like we rightfully have “speed” in the idea 🙂

So the project is set up (am still struggling a bit with wordpress.com portfolio pages but will get some help Wednesday night – thanks in advance, Thomas)

#SpeedIdeation is our hashtag (I can’t believe this one was not used before)

We’ll get our heads around the tasks at hand now and will continue to provide updates here – so stay tuned for future information