If run properly, a series of hackathons can establish a stream of valuable ideas . It can also have a significant cultural effect within your team, potentially awakening a experimentation and innovation mindset This article will explain different types of hackathons. It will discuss objectives, success criteria, and other important considerations.
The most important though from a developer’s point of view is resources and sponsorship to drive the product/idea to the next stage. This could be the most inspiring award of all — the winners ability to use specialized resources (developers, equipment, software, services) — according to a suitable plan — and get prepared for a formal presentation of the outcome to the senior stakeholders, leaders and decision makers.
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Almost everybody does brainstorming wrong, Ralph Keeney says, and turns it into an enormous waste of time. He wants to tell you how to do it right. An emeritus professor at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and a consultant to such diverse organizations as the Department of Energy and, just last [...]
... organizations should insist that staffers first try to come up with their own solutions.
One problem with group brainstorming is that when we hear someone else’s solution to a problem, we tend to see it as what an “anchor - we get stuck on that objective and potential solution to the exclusion of other goals.