IGQI Jonathan Clark is speaking at the Society for Scholarly Publishing on September 30th.

Jonathan Clark will be facilitating the session on the evening of September 30th, entitled “Shifting Sands: Thriving through Sustainable Innovation”.  It will be held at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA. Get more details about the speakers and register here.


IGQI Jason Tanner speaking at VersionOne’s Agilepalooza in San Jose

IGQI (and Enthiosys President) Jason Tanner will be speaking at VersionOne’s Agilepalooza “Advanced Track”. This one day event on September 14th in San Jose at the Santa Clara Marriott will feature two tracks- Beginner and Advanced. Jason’s talk is called “De-stressing and Improving the Lives of Product Owners” and will be from 10:30-11:15AM. To read more about our integration with VersionOne- click here. For more details and to sign up, click here.


Special Agile Event featuring James Coplien

James Coplien  will be presenting at a special event hosted by Linked In, the Silicon Valley Leadership Network, and Agile Learning Labs. The topic of the talk is below. Check out the meetup link here (SV-ALN) for more information and to RSVP. Our CEO Luke Hohmann will be in attendance.

The event will be held at Linked In building on 2025 Stierlin Court in Mountain View, CA from 6:30 to 9PM on Wednesday, August 8th.

Topic:

“Agility” in Danish is a performance sport done by trained dogs. While training and pedigree papers have certainly found a place in Agile’s human namesake, good Agile practice is more in the hands of the Team than the Trainer. This talk discusses a Kaizen-based approach to Scrum and a shift in focus from a facts-and-knowledge-based approach to an empirical, introspective, and experiential approach based on games.

Hope to see you there!


First Playcamp posted!

Our very first Playcamp is now available for registration here. We are holding the first one on August 25th at our Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.

Playcamp is a unconference event designed to talk/discuss/innovate with all types of Serious Games, including Innovation Games. Come with a topic or idea you would like to discuss!

You can learn more about the goal of Playcamp on our Playcamp site.


Ant Clay talks about Requirements Gathering, SharePoint, and using Innovation Games.

Ant Clay of Soulsailor Consulting talks with MYSP.tv about SharePoint consulting using Innovation Games to help facilitate requirements gathering for his clients. Ant is a Innovation Games Qualified Facilitator that teaches Trained Facilitator classes regularly in the United Kingdom. Check out Soulsailor Consulting’s website here.

 

 

Antony Clay on the Anywhere Organization, Collaboration, SharePoint Social Media, and Requirements Gathering from MYSP.TV on Vimeo.


How to Create Layers and Regions

With “instant play” games, you can add layers and regions to organize how players placed the items on the game board. After the game, this data will be recorded in a spreadsheet for you to analyze. Watch the video below to learn how to create these layers and regions in order to optimize the benefits of your customized Prune the Product Tree.

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Your Prune the Product Tree: Set Up

Your Prune the Product Tree: Set Up

Playing Prune the Product Tree is a great way to shape your product or service to fit the desires of your customers.

Click on the video below to learn how you can easily customize the game in order to make the features of your product more focused and holistic.

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Your Buy a Feature: Set Up

To start making your own Buy a Feature game, simply write your goal, assign your desired amount of currency (money, time, etc.) to each player, and describe/price the items for players to “buy.” This video explains how to do this all so you can set up a customized game for maximum benefits.

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Inviting Players to Your Game

The best part about “instant play” games is that you can collaborate with your team in real time, no matter where you are. To do so, simply create a party and set up the date and time of your game so the participants know when to play. Use this video to learn how to start your Buy a Feature game and invite your players.
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Start Your Project

The Project Organizer screen is the first thing you see when you log into your account. From there, you can create projects and add or import games. Watch this video to learn how to get started on your customized serious game!

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