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The Hackathon Guide for Digital Workplace Leaders

Published: 05 September 2016

ID: G00298189

Analyst(s): Mike Gotta , Kristin Moyer

Summary

Digital workplace leaders can leverage internal hackathons to promote business innovation and address workforce needs. To do so, however, requires a framework that positions hackathons as part of a strategy, not events.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Scope the Event
    • 1. Gain Strategic Alignment
    • 2. Create the Theme
    • 3. Identify Logistical Requirements
    • 4. Address Event Needs
  • Build Momentum
    • 1. Create a Campaign
    • 2. Identify Target Audiences
    • 3. Get the Word Out
    • 4. Plan to Capture Success
  • Run the Event
    • 1. Kick Things Off
    • 2. Let Them Hack
    • 3. Judge Solutions
  • Continue the Journey
    • 1. Vet Outcomes
    • 2. Assess and Celebrate Success
    • 3. Transition Results Into Business Activities

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