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☑ Hackathons are "moonshot factories" that help drive improved team collaboration and individual motivation
☑ FNB Codefest was a large hackathon in the banking industry and featured in Harvard Business Review
☑ Drive your Agile journey with a hackathon that gives teams freedom to solve business problems with the latest technology
☑ Top firms use hackathons to drive innovation such as Facebook's Like button and Google's map search feature
☑ Numerous global online hackathons responded to the global pandemic of 2020 by building social impact solutions
☑ Autonomy, mastery and purpose are intrinsic motivators for individuals to achieve sustainable high performance
☑ Masterclasses with experts can help team members gain skills in new technologies to achieve even better solutions
☑ Business leaders at FNB Codefest observed Agile practices that provide "competitor advantage"
☑ Collaboration at hackathons can bring people together from different departments to work together
☑ Business and IT work closely together at hackathons and build solutions much faster
☑ The FNB Codefest started as a small event with 40 people but grew over 4 years to a week long sprint with 350 people
☑ The Agile manifesto requires team environments that are trusting and supportive for people to get the job done
"I liked the session as it focused on how I can improve my organisation's team work environment by creating a creative space that allows for team collaborations" - Lihle
"A practical guide on how to implement Agile practices in a hackathon of a large enterprise and achieve successful business outcomes." - Vinesh
"Peter is a really an innovative leader with great ideas and a canny ability to execute on them. His personal experience in standing up the CodeFest Hackathons in a corporate organisation and then working with others to make it a de-facto way of work in the organization, challenging the status-quo and driving innovative new ways of thinking and working, has contributed greatly to the success of the FRG Group. Now Peter shares that knowledge with us all and allows us to take the learnings from many years of tweaking this initiative, and bring it to your own organization. I would highly recommend this course to anybody stuck in their corporate way of work, looking for ways to break out of that pattern to start experimenting with hackathons and new agile ways of working." - Jaen
This course will teach you how to drive Agile adoption through improved team collaboration and individual motivation. These practices emerged at the FNB codefest, the largest banking hackathon in South Africa and which was featured as a case study in the Harvard Business Review. I teach you exactly what we learned about Agile from the FNB Codefest and how you can benefit from this experience to achieve Agile in your own organisation. Hackathons are innovation contests that accelerate solutions but you will need to adapt them to your organsational culture. Learn how to do this and other important concepts in this course:
Speed up your Agile journey by running a hackathon and learn from the FNB Codefest as an example of a successful hackathon
The FNB Codefest became a large corporate hackathon with over 350 attendees and 40 teams competing in a 48 hour coding marathon
Team naturally collaborated better because the environment supported it much better than at the office
People at hackathons don't worry about titles, departments or processes, they do whatever it took to get the job done
Hackathons work just as well in a virtual format, like the 67 global events that happened during 2020 to develop solutions for COVID
Well known solutions have come from hackathons; the Facebook Like button or Google's maps search feature
Google has a dedicated "moonshot factory" which is what a hackathon aim to achieve
Individual motivation increases at hackathons because people feel they have autonomy and mastery
These are intrinsic motivators that Daniel Pink describes in his book on the new methods of motivation
The Agile Manifesto requires that a team environment must be trusting, supportive and allow motivated people to get on with their jobs
A hackathon has many of these characteristics, and although it is a once off event, it offers a chance for learning and adaptation
The FNB Codefest was successful because we integrated the event into our innovative culture and the coding marathon was part of a 6 day sprint
A collaborative environment also meant that organisational siloes were broken down and people from departments sat next to eachother
Agile requires a focus on collaboration, not on negotiation and the hackathon environment fosters this focus on collaboration
Business and IT leaders observed these Agile practices in interviews and the case study was also presented at an international conference
People at hackathons tend to feel they have more autonomy; they have chosen to be there and are free to work however they want to and as quickly as they need to in order to get the job done as part of the competition
At FNB Codefest, masterclasses were included so that people were motivated by the intrinsic sense of having mastery of the technology
SpaceX and NASA use the same principles to ensure they don't limit the bright people in their organisation
The lessons in this course will help you transform your approach to adopting Agile by teaching you to run a hackathon that encourages Agile practices to emerge in how teams collaborate and individuals achieve new levels of motivation. This course will be a catalyst for your Agile journey and ensure that you drive it forward by learning from what has worked and adapting it to your situation and organisational requirements.
Introduction To How To Drive Agile Practices Like Collaboration And Motivation
Welcome To Getting Inside The FNB Codefest To Learn About How To Drive Agile
The Team Environment Principle In The Agile Manifesto & How Its Like A Hackathon
Learn From The FNB Codefest And How We Ran The Event Over Four Years
Learn About How We Ran FNB Codefest: Maximise Business Value & Team Performance
Two Case Studies Of FNB Codefest: Harvard Business Review & SAICSIT Conference
The QuantFest Event As A Type Of Virtual Hackathon
Improve Team Collaboration With A Hackathon That Solves Business Problems
Learn How FNB Codefest Achieved Collaboration By Setting Teams Up For Success
Highlights From The 2015 FNB Codefest That Demonstrate Improved Collaboration
Improve Individual Motivation With A Hackathon That Drives Performance
Create Mastery Autonomy Purpose By Learning From How Hackathons Drive Motivation
Highlights From The 2017 FNB Codefest That Demonstrate Individual Motivation
Aim For Moonshots With A Hackathon That Empowers Teams And People To Succeed
Moonshot Factories And How Competitive Innovation Moves Organisations Forward
Highlights From 2019 FNB Codefest: A Moonshot Factory For The Banking Industry
Another good course presented in a very practical manner! Nice to see how the Agile principles almost becomes a natural best fit for the teams in the hackathons.
During my time at FNB myself and some of my team members were part of the Codefests. At the time I guess you take the Innovation initiatives for granted. However looking back now and going through the course you realize how much value the Codefests brought. They were not only a major driver for improved collaboration between teams, they broke down silos and went a long way in creating an inclusive culture. When employees feel empowered and part of something they strive to perform at their best.
An easily understandable introduction to hackathons and the benefits of Agile collaboration. Both informative and insightful with thought provoking additional resources allowing for a deeper dive. With no prior knowledge of hackathons, I came away with a clear understanding of the processes and benefits of such events. An additional outcome is the possibility the course evokes of inculcating agile collaboration across organizational culture and the practical applications and solutions that could result.
Amazing insights...Moonshot'ing all the way!!! This course is necessary for any authentic Agile success story. I am Motivated to continue on this exciting Agile Journey!
Very clear and relevant content. The course encompasses all aspects of successfully launching a Hackathon with the added benefit of tying the approach back to specific agile principles
Lot's of useful insights and experiences from Peter and his initiatives that made an impact in many real-world solutions.
Brilliant research into a methodology that works and improves business results with a high focus on intrinsic motivation. To keep employees focused driving employee experience is pivotal, in my opinion it has evolved from employee engagement. Well done Peter.
That's something Challenging and Cool Activity. One can learn and take tips from this course and try to implement own group/teams. Keep it up FNB.
The course material is clear, well presented, and of high quality. What is most important to me, though, is that I find I'm *juiced* ! It is very motivating to see what is actually possible - and that this comes from someone who is not talking academically, but demonstrating what has actually been done in practice. Well done!
Great overview of the hackathon concept as a tool to drive an entrepreneurial and agile culture in a corporate environment. The FNB hackathon that the course refers to set the standard for this kind of initiative, which has since become adopted by numerous corporates in SA.
Peter is a really an innovative leader with great ideas and a canny ability to execute on them. His personal experience in standing up the CodeFest Hackathons in a corporate organisation and then working with others to make it a de-facto way of work in the organization, challenging the status-quo and driving innovative new ways of thinking and working, has contributed greatly to the success of the FRG Group. Now Peter shares that knowledge with us all and allows us to take the learnings from many years of tweaking this initiative, and bring it to your own organization. I would highly recommend this course to anybody stuck in their corporate way of work, looking for ways to break out of that pattern to start experimenting with hackathons and new agile ways of working.
I liked the session as it focused on how I can improve my organisation's team work environment by creating a creative space that allows for team collaborations.
The course provides great insights in terms of planning, organising and running Hackathons events applying Agile principles and new ways of working. Key take away for me was creating the fail safe environment to really allow teams to think outside the box to tackle business challenges outside the red tape office environment. I was hoping to see which of the rapid prototypes actually materialised in the business world, perhaps I missed this part.
A practical guide on how to implement Agile practices in a hackathon of a large enterprise and achieve successful business outcomes.
What a brilliant opportunity to learn from Peter's real life experience with his clear explanations and practical advice to help us get results from our own teams.