|Collective Vision||Core Team||Roadmap||Application||Deployment||Sustainability|
|Thought leaders from like-minded entities come together within a circle of trust and mutual respect, resulting in a shared vision for a project. The benefit of collaborating in creating a collective vision is a set of mutually defined expectations for the project.||Technical visionaries, a subset of the thought leaders, collaborate to define features necessary to execute on the collective vision. A core team is formed: a team of subject matter experts committed to the process based on the benefits of shared risk and cost for the project as well as our program manager and developers.||When the subject matter experts from the community of like-minded entities collaborate with our project manager and developers, open communication allows for powerful collective results. The outcome is a specific set of features and functions (a Roadmap) for the application. Development priorities are also defined. Because there is alignment and commitment around a compelling community purpose, the rapid, iterative development process (lean and agile) promotes innovation.||The application is delivered to the subject matter experts, the users and thought leaders. Because the collaborative process uses a lean, agile and iterative process, extensive testing has already been completed. The benefit? Alignment to vision, meeting of expectations.||The application is deployed beyond the initial group to a larger group, to customers and partners, the networked community. As a result of the collaborative process, industry standards are often established. The benefit is predictive costs by offering the application on an annual basis, applications at a fraction of the cost.||Now you have the availability of industry standard applications, developed collaboratively by thought leaders, available as commercially supported released software or web-based applications at industry hosted sites (SaaS). The network effect creates economies of scale providing benefits of shared reward.|
Collaboration on context applications helps you save money, mitigate risk, speed innovation and reduce development time, freeing up your own resources to focus on those processes that provide you with a competitive advantage.