Road to Success has a Trampoline                   for Agile TeamsGerry Kirk@gerrykirkOctober 17, 2011
“Serious Games”Sell or inform         Teach                 Do work                                        Google      Ent...
Learning Objectives Types                Play            Secret  Apply     Sauce
Where does your company/    team need more  innovative thinking?
Discover Improvements                                          Sailboat/Speedboat Photo from http://agilemaniac.com/2011/0...
New Ideas            Product Box
Prioritize Options               Buy a Feature
Game #1 Prune TheProduct Tree
Game InstructionsQuestion: what enhancements do you want mostfor SDEC 2012?20 minutesMore important? Closer to centreOne i...
DebriefWhat did you observe?What surprised you?
Game #2Buy a Feature
OverviewBlendz BlenderQuestion: given many options for features, whichones will enhance product best?20 minutes, 4 tablesB...
DebriefWhat did you observe?What surprised you?
Shout Out:Innovation Games Edge
Game Design
Questions?
Your Next Move .com
Your Next Move                      .comTraining             Resources   Consultants           Gerry Kirk           gerry@...
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Slides from a highly participatory session I facilitated at SDEC 2011, a software development conference held in Winnipeg.

Participants learned how Innovation Games channel creative, collaborative play to uncover "what they don't know what they don't know".

Visit http://www.innovationgames.com for more details.

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  • Seed tree to get feedback on known ideas\nBlank apples to learn of new ideas\nGroups prioritize - “Prune”\nMagic is when run out of apples\n
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  • Banker: give players money, record purchases, make change as needed\nBuyers: take one role card, don’t show others your role\nObservers: Your job in this simulation is to assist in running the Buy a Feature session by carefully observing how your customers negotiate for specific features of interest. \n\n
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  • observers: value statements\ncollaborative nature of making purchases\n\n
  • Shout out: 3 strengths IG have in soliciting feedback/ideas:\n1. feedback, in form of games helps reduce experimenter bias by removing them from interaction\n2. qualitative and quantitative\n3. focuses on you don’t know what you don’t know\n4. encourages creative thinking\n5. gain deeper insights\n\n
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  • Innovation Games for Agile Teams

    1. 1. Road to Success has a Trampoline for Agile TeamsGerry Kirk@gerrykirkOctober 17, 2011
    2. 2. “Serious Games”Sell or inform Teach Do work Google Enthiosys Re-Mission Darfur is Dying Image Buy a (Cancer treatment) Labeller Feature Source: Forrester Research, Inc.
    3. 3. Learning Objectives Types Play Secret Apply Sauce
    4. 4. Where does your company/ team need more innovative thinking?
    5. 5. Discover Improvements Sailboat/Speedboat Photo from http://agilemaniac.com/2011/06/29/reinvigorated-retrospectives/
    6. 6. New Ideas Product Box
    7. 7. Prioritize Options Buy a Feature
    8. 8. Game #1 Prune TheProduct Tree
    9. 9. Game InstructionsQuestion: what enhancements do you want mostfor SDEC 2012?20 minutesMore important? Closer to centreOne idea per apple
    10. 10. DebriefWhat did you observe?What surprised you?
    11. 11. Game #2Buy a Feature
    12. 12. OverviewBlendz BlenderQuestion: given many options for features, whichones will enhance product best?20 minutes, 4 tablesBanker, buyer, observer roles
    13. 13. DebriefWhat did you observe?What surprised you?
    14. 14. Shout Out:Innovation Games Edge
    15. 15. Game Design
    16. 16. Questions?
    17. 17. Your Next Move .com
    18. 18. Your Next Move .comTraining Resources Consultants Gerry Kirk gerry@gerrykirk.net @gerrykirk
    19. 19. Your Next Move .comTraining Resources Consultants In-Person / Online Single/Multi-game Gerry Kirk gerry@gerrykirk.net @gerrykirk
    20. 20. Your Next Move .comTraining Resources Consultants In-Person / Online Single/Multi-game Gerry Kirk gerry@gerrykirk.net @gerrykirk

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