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Innovation Games™

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Innovation Games™

  1. 1. www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games Michael Tarnowski Plays-In- Business.com
  2. 2. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games ‒ The Seriously Fun Way to Do Work! Innovation Games:  a set of originally market research oriented, facilitated and directed games, developed by Luke Hohmann.  13 core games at the beginning; now more than 20 games. Free account to play online: http://innovationgames.com/resources/instant-play-games/
  3. 3. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Gamestorming ‒ Another Playful Way to Do Work! Gamestorming:  A similar approach, initiated by Sunny Brown, David Gray.  More games ― collection of “traditional games”, and not limited to a certain business field. Recently, Luke Hohmann (Innovation Games) and Gamestorming started a co-operation  aka “Community Games”.
  4. 4. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Games 1/2 Games involve a high level of emotion. Emotions help us to  Focus  Remember  Decide  Perform  Learn TED Video: Stuart Brown: Why Playing is vital? http://plays-in-business.com/2011/09/warum-spielen-so-wichtig-ist
  5. 5. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Games 2/2 Games  involves people  have structure and goals  operates more like a real-world system  results are unpredictable  small changes in variables generate dramatic differences in the result.
  6. 6. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Business Process Result of a well-designed and well- executed business process are standard, repeatable, scalable results.  chain of cause and effect,  leading to a predictable result
  7. 7. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com World is a Complex System... ...made up of many complex systems, all of them interacting with each other in complex, dynamic and unpredictable ways.
  8. 8. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Business Process vs. Creative Process (Game) Business Process  Same result every time  Framework for Predictability Game  Different result every time  Framework for Possibility and Creativity
  9. 9. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Games *) 1/3  Games are alternatives to standard business meetings.  Games are structured activities. A facilitator leads a group towards some goal by way of a game, that provides scope for thinking freely, even playfully.  Games require a few props such as sticky notes, poster paper, markers, random pictures from magazines, or other thought provoking objects ― “Fluffy Stuff”. New Ideas Agreement Problem Solving Planning Deep Understanding Unraveling complexity *) Innovation Games, Agiles Games, LEGO Serious Play
  10. 10. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games ‒ The Seriously Fun Way to Do Work! Innovation Games: Focussed on real-time collaborative games to engage customers and stakeholders to reveal what really matters to them and to get breakthrough ideas.
  11. 11. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games ‒ The Seriously Fun Way to Do Work! Ways of  customer feedback about a product or service  prioritising issues, features, meanings, options, possibilities, ...etc.
  12. 12. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games ‒ The Seriously Fun Way to Do Work! Serious games to solve a wide range of product strategy and management issues across the whole market lifecycle.
  13. 13. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games ‒ Fields of Application Not only applicable for market research and product design, but also for  Portfolio management,  Requirements management,  Project management  ..... ...any number of tasks of  Innovative Thinking  Brainstorming  Collaboration / Team building  ...
  14. 14. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Scenario: You have a bunch of smart people in a room
  15. 15. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Option One... …One Question leads to the other
  16. 16. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Option Two... …One dominates the meeting ― the dullest one most
  17. 17. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Option Three... …Chaos of Creativity
  18. 18. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Solve Scenario Problem by… …Gamestorming …Agile Games …Innovation Games
  19. 19. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Core Set of Innovation Games: 13 Games Product Box Spider Web Make My Day Speed Boat Buy a Feature 20/20 Vision Me and My Shadow Hot Tub The Apprentice Remember the Future Show and Tell Prune the Product Tree My Worst Nightmare
  20. 20. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com 13 Innovation Games 1/5 Product Box: customers work individually or in small teams to create and sell their ideal product. Me and My Shadow: discover hidden needs by carefully observing what customers actually do with your products. Buy a Feature: customers work together to purchase their most desired features.
  21. 21. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com 13 Innovation Games 2/5 Give Them a Hot Tub: customers provide feedback on outrageous features to establish what is truly essential. Remember the Future: understand your customers’ definition of success by seeing how they shape their future. (This game is related with Future Perfect from Agile Coaching) Spider Web: participants work individually or in small teams to create vivid pictures of how your products and services fit into their world.
  22. 22. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com 13 Innovation Games 3/5 Start Your Day: participants collaboratively describe when, how, and where they use your product(s). Participants describe their daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly events related to their use of a product. Show and Tell: customers describe the most important artifacts produced by your system to you and other customers. The Apprentice: an engineer or product developer uses the product as an end-user.
  23. 23. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com 13 Innovation Games 4/5 20/20 Vision: customers negotiate the relative importance of such things as product features, market requirements, and product benefits. Prune the Product Tree: customers work in small teams to shape the evolution of your products and services. Speed Boat: customers identify their biggest pain points with your products and services.
  24. 24. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Innovation Games (Core) 5/5 My Worst Nightmare: Discover hidden and/or unconsidered worst-case scenarios to develop better understanding and planning. Participants imagine and draw a caricature of their “worst nightmare” related to the product or service that you’re researching.
  25. 25. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com
  26. 26. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Discover  Cover Story Think big to uncover your company’s potential  Empathy Map Understand what your stakeholders want from the business  SWOT Analysis Uncover how to attain your desired end state  Whole Product Differentiate your product Shape  Impact/Effort Matrix Find the most efficient way to reach your goal.  Learning Matrix Think of effective improvements for your iteration Free account to play online: http://innovationgames.com/resources/instant-play- games/ + a Bunch of more Games aka „Community Games“ 1/2 Gamestorming, Agile Games
  27. 27. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Shape  Bang for the Buck Collaboratively rank a project backlog based on estimated value and estimated cost  How Now Wow Matrix Form original ideas to implement Act  Plus/Delta Game Collect constructive criticism to improve future events  Pros/Cons Game Organize your thoughts to make careful decisions  Actions for Retrospectives Discover how you can improve an event for the future  Circles and Soup Improve your past projects  Circles of Influence Identify who can help you reach your goal + a Bunch of more Games aka „Community Games“ 2/2 Gamestorming, Agile Games
  28. 28. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Product Box
  29. 29. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Spider Web
  30. 30. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Start your Day
  31. 31. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Speed Boat
  32. 32. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Buy a Feature
  33. 33. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com 20/20 Vision
  34. 34. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Me and My Shadow
  35. 35. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Give Them a Hot Tub
  36. 36. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com The Apprentice
  37. 37. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Remember the Future
  38. 38. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Show and Tell
  39. 39. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Prune the Product Tree
  40. 40. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com My Worst Nightmare
  41. 41. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Books  Luke Hohmann: Innovation Games. Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play. Addison-Wesley, 2006  Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo: Gamestorming. O'Reilly, 2010. Web Links  Innovation Games: www.innovationgames.com  Gamestorming: http://www.gogamestorm.com/  Michael Tarnowski (Article) http://goo.gl/vS2Py  http://tastycupcakes.org/ Further Reading
  42. 42. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com  http://www.ftd.de  http://agilitrix.com  www.globalmoxie.com/  http://www.picturesof.net  www.phillip,martin.com  http://media.tumblr.com  www.innovationgames.com  http://www.gogamestorm.com/  http://www.innovationmanagement.se  DownOnEarth, ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/16173624@N03/4147638363/in/faves- 58564123@N05/  http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1164/5125476119_2cdf57722e.jpg  Official Innovation Games Trained Facilitator course material (Luke Hohmann, Maarten Volders) Graphics Acknowledgements
  43. 43. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Plays-In-Business.com Website: plays-in-business.com, info@plays-in-business.com Twitter: twitter.com/playsinbusiness twitter.com/m_tarnowski Xing: xing.com/profile/Michael_Tarnowski LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/michael-tarnowski/52/b62/a98
  44. 44. www.plays-in-business.com www.innovationgames.com Competencies:  Trained Innovation Games Facilitator & Trained LEGO Serious Play Facilitator  Certifed Scrum Master, Agile Coaching  ISO 15504/Automotive SPiCE Prov. Assessor  Requirements Engineering & Management consultancy  Quality Assurance & Management consultancy  Project Management & Configuration Management consultancy ISO 15504 Assessor Industrial Sectors:  Automotive, Finance  Logistics & Public Transport  Defence , Aerospace  Aviation & Air Traffic Management Plays-In-Business.com

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