s308 How to escape the valley of ideation death with DecisionMaking

„After the ideation process, which ideas have a chance to survive and which do not must be qualified!“

Experience shows that most teams do not continue with their projects from a Hackathon. The superficial reasons for why great preliminary work often does not continue include: weakening team spirit, an unclear development roadmap, financial constraints or simply doubts about one’s own abilities and powers. The conversion rates of Hackathons show just how few excellent ideas make their way to implementation.

A Hackathon is an agile format in which participants work together intensively and often create amazing results. People come together to create, develop and design fascinating concepts or prototypes.

How to escape the Death Valley

André Nitzschmann has also been a mentor, team leader and active team member in 5 Hackathons over the last 8 weeks.

View the video at LinkedIn.

“My aim is to help avoid the Death Valley and to qualify those projects that have a chance of being implemented as quickly as possible,” says André.

He acquired his competences as Master of DecisionMaking with Richard Graf and lives the Agile-Way-of-Working.

With DecisionMaking select the projects that have a chance

The KiE tools are versatile, intuitive to learn and bring measurable success.

KiE: The KiE tools solve the typical problem areas
Figure 01: The KiE tools solve the typical problem areas

André proposes to train, supervise and empower the participants in teams using DecisionMaking, so that they have a chance to achieve their goals.

More about remote collaboration

The current crisis is forcing us all to work together digitally. The shortcomings of making decisions together, which had already been apparent before the crisis, have intensified in digital cooperation. Companies now have to organize their work remotely and many people are trying to maintain their social contacts with it.

The freely accessible digitized KiE-DecisionMaker solves these problems.

More articles about remote collaboration can be found after the sources below at tag “Artificial Intelligence“.


July 2020 – André Nitzschmann, Richard Graf, Elsa Graf

“After the ideation process, which ideas have a chance to survive and which do not must be qualified.” André Nitzschmann


Graf, Richard: Die neue Entscheidungskultur: mit gemeinsam getragenen Entscheidungen zum Erfolg. Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG, 2018

Nitzschmann, André: LinkedIn Beitrag unter https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6665662398629847040/

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