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Use Ongoing Hackathons to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Published: 06 September 2016

ID: G00302409

Analyst(s): Paolo Malinverno , Kristin Moyer , Mark O'Neill , Mike Gotta


CIOs can use internal and external hackathons as a key element of ongoing business delivery and digital transformation. Best practices are to bring winning proposals to production quickly after hackathons, yet balance them with flexibility and a focus on culture and engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate the Ability of Hackathons to Accelerate Digital Transformation
  • Create a Business Plan for Making Hackathons a Key Element of Ongoing Delivery and Digital Transformation
  • Engage a Business Sponsor to Run a Hackathon
  • Run the Hackathon Jointly With Business Sponsors
  • Bring the Winning Proposals to Market
    • Assign a Project Team
    • Build, Refine and Test the Solution
    • Plan for the Next Hackathon

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