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    • Innovation Jams – Agile Innovation
      Nils Davis, Product Manager
      For Silicon Valley P-Camp 2011
    • Agenda
      What is an Innovation Jam?
      How we did it
      Outcomes
    • Innovation Jam – What Is It?
      Short focused period of “innovation”
      Think and act outside the box
      Learn some new technologies
      Work with different people
      Collaborate in a different and very focused way
      Do stuff at a different pace than the day to day
      Improve productivity and creativity
      Ours took place over about a week
      1 week of idea gathering and collaboration
      1 weekend of development
    • How
      Gather ideas from community
      Had a set of suggested categories: usability, visualization, BI, mobility, etc.
      Elaborate and commit
      Choose
      Elaborate some more
      Commit some more
      Develop
      Present
      All in a very short time
    • Gathering Ideas
    • Gathering Ideas
      38 ideas
      250 comments
      Lots of votes
      Not just comments and voting but
      “Are you willing to work on this idea?”
      Competition started at this point!
    • Selection
      Exec committee
      Normal exec criteria – ROI, target customer, cost, immediate impact to market, etc.
      Execs engaged the whole time (and sponsored!)
      Top five ideas then go to “code jam”
      Teams rejiggered as needed
      PM
      Designer (shared)
      Developers (including an architect, usually)
      QA
      Idea gathering and selection – 1 week total
    • Thoughts So Far?
    • Execution/Development aka “Code Jam”
      Over 1 weekend
      Friday morning Pacific to Sunday evening Pacific
      (Friday night India to Monday morning India)
      Highly distributed
      Open Skype chat
      Dev in the “cloud”
      Lots of emails
      All teams were working on new technologies (to them)
      iPad
      Mobile (HTML 5)
      Sencha for visualization
      Google Docs API
    • End Game
      Final presentation on Monday morning
      Refined “marketing” presentation
      Demo
      All teams but one had working code
      Execs selected winning team and runners up
      Prizes awarded
    • Lessons Learned
      One of the projects is nearly in production, expected later this year
      Lots of coding got done! But…
      … The prototype is not the product
      All required 2+ more FTE months of dev to get to v1
      One weekend is not enough for a product
      Many have been reviewed with customers
      All are on the roadmap
      In normal prioritization queue
      Ideal for testing ideas
      Teams *loved* it
      Especially opportunity to learn/work in new technologies
      Prizes may have motivated, but intrinsic motivation was more important
      Everyone in the company had a chance to contribute to product progress
      80% of Accept people involved in one or more phases
      We *will* do it again
    • Discussion