The Innovation Games® Tribe at Agile Camp

If you’re not going to AgileCamp 2014 on May 3, you’re really missing out. The one-day agile event (with pre-camp workshops on May 2) is bringing together some heavy hitters in the agile community —  many of whom just happen to be members of the Innovation Games® tribe as well.AgileCamp14

The conference promises to have something for everyone interested in agile, whether you’re an expert or novice, with sessions on enterprise agility, agile leadership, team dynamics, lean innovation, GTD with agile and lean and the agile coach / scrum master kata. And then there are the keynotes from folks like our own Luke Hohmann, Rally founder and CEO Ryan Martens and Lean Kanban Inc.’s CEO David J. Anderson.

Check out the Innovation Games tribe’s contribution to the program below:

Pre-Camp Workshops

May 2, 2014; 1PM – 5PM

Introduction to Kanban
IGQI, CCA and ValueInnova CEO Masa Maeda

Agile Facilitator’s Toolkit
CCA and Innovation Games® Training Graduates Susan Berry and Randall Thomas

Agile Camp Sessions

May 3, 2014

Keynote
Luke Hohmann, Founder and CEO of Conteneo

Power of Play
Matt Brown, Chief Gaming Officer for Conteneo

Gorilla Talk: Are you talking with your team, or at your team?
Joel Bancroft-Connors, Sr. Program Manager for EMC

Team Performance Model for High Performing Teams
Susan Berry and Randall Thomas, Aligned for Results, LLC, with Thomas Sibbet, The Grove Consultants International

Your Plans meet Reality with LeanCanvas
Dennis Britton, Agile Coach & Collaboration Architect for Lean Dog

Agile Improvisation
David Chilcott, Agile Coach, Outformations and Owen Walker, Inside Outside Improvisation

Enterprise Transformation Scaling Patterns & Anti-patterns
Monica Yap, Agile Coach for SolutionsIQ

Retrospectives for Team Engagement and Continuous Learning
Monica Yap, Agile Coach for SolutionsIQ


Innovation Games® Certification in Washington DC

Founder of the Serious Games At Work website, Tom Grant will be hosting an Innovation Games® workshop for Customer Understanding on May 29-30 in Washington DC. These games (originally outlined in Luke’s groundbreaking book, Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products through Collaborative Play) enable you to work directly with your customers, eliciting unique insight into what they truly want from your product or service. Tom Grant has been using serious games for over two decades, in education, software innovation, and military affairs. He currently works as a senior consultant for the Cutter Consortium, and previously as a senior analyst at Forrester Research.

This two-day certification course will teach you how to use a variety of games with your customers to:

  • Uncover unspoken needs & breakthrough opportunities
  • Understand where your offerings fit into your customers’ operations
  • Clarify exactly how & when customers will use your product or service
  • Deliver the right new features & make better strategy decisions
  • Increase empathy for the customers’ experience within your organization
  • Improve the effectiveness of the sales & service organizations
  • Identify your most effective marketing messages and sellable features
  • Discover what customers don’t like about your offerings

 

For more information on these courses and registration click here

 

 


Innovation Games® Certification Returns to the Bay Area

Innovation Games® Certification Returns to the Bay Area

Luke Hohmman, founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc. (formerly The Innovation Games Company) is teaching a two-day Innovation Games® Certification course in Mountain View, CA May 8th – 9th, 2014.

Completion of the Certified “Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding” course gives attendees practical and intensive practice planning, facilitating and post-processing results from both online and in-person Innovation Games. Completion also certifies participants as an Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA), Orange Belt Level.

Details

When: May 8-9, 2014 ; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific (This is 2-day class with coffee & lunch each day)
Where: TBA, Mountain View, CA
Cost: $895 before Feb. 3, 2014
Registration & More Info


Innovation Games® Certification in Silicon Valley

Innovation Games® Certification in Silicon Valley

Join Luke Hohmman, founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc. (formerly The Innovation Games Company), for a two-day Innovation Games® Certification course in Mountain View, CA, on March 20-21, 2014.

Completion of the Certified “Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding” course gives attendees practical and intensive practice planning, facilitating and post-processing results from both online and in-person Innovation Games. Completion also certifies participants as an Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA), Orange Belt Level.

Details
When: March 20-21, 20014;  9:00 AM – 5:30 PM  (This is 2-day class with coffee & lunch each day)
Where: TBA, Mountain View, CA.
Cost: $895 before Feb. 3, 2014
Registration & More Info


Innovation Games® Certification in Boston Area!

IGQI Jason Tanner, co-founder and president of Applied Frameworks (formerly Enthiosys) is teaching a two-day

Jason Tanner, Applied Frameworks President and Innovation Games Qualified Instructor

Innovation Games® Certification course in Waltham, MA January 21-22, 2014.

Completion of the Certified “Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding” course gives attendees practical and intensive practice planning, facilitating and post-processing results from both online and in-person Innovation Games. Completion also certifies participants as an Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA), Orange Belt Level.

Details

When: January 21 & 22, 2014 from 9 to 5PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham, MA.
Cost: $895 before 12/21 (this is 2-day class with coffee & lunch each day)
Registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/510087


THE INNOVATION GAMES® COMPANY LAUNCHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

THE INNOVATION GAMES® COMPANY LAUNCHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The comprehensive program rewards skill and experience in using Innovation Games, Gamestorming and related techniques to solve business problems.

April 12, 2013 — Mountain View, CA. The Innovation Games® Company, the leading producer of online and in-person serious games for business, today announced the launch of its “Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect Program”. Built around skill and experience with planning, playing and facilitating serious games to accomplish business goals, the program connects organizations needing Innovation Games services with experienced Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architects (CCAs).

“The Certification program has evolved from direct requests from our largest customers to help them identify and hire qualified facilitators. We’re also seeing companies list Innovation Games® as prerequisites for employment, which matches the increasing demand we see in the business world, as more and more companies integrate serious games into their business processes,” says Luke Hohmann, CEO and Founder of The Innovation Games® Company.

“With more than 1,000 people trained in our methods—both inside and outside of corporations—-and a growing user base for our online software,” Hohmann continues, “it was time to create a program to connect Collaboration Architects with the organizations putting serious games to work.”

The “Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect Program” enables individuals who facilitate and produce Innovation Games® and similar techniques to more effectively market their services to potential clients. Through the program, Certified Collaboration Architects earn “Belts” for facilitating and producing both online and in-person games using Innovation Games®, Gamestorming and other approved techniques within the community.

CCAs can be ranked at 9 belt levels, designating them as Apprentice through Master Certified Collaboration Architects. In the months ahead, CCAs will be able to also earn and be recognized for special achievements or skills, such as being an excellent discussion leader, or possessing unique knowledge of a given domain or industry. Higher-ranked CCAs get more options to promote themselves in the community.

Organizations needing serious games expertise win big with this program. They can search the “Find an Expert” database to find Certified Collaboration Architects with the right mix of skills and experience for their research, collaboration and strategic planning needs. This allows companies to get the best insights from their serious games engagements.

For more information about how the Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architects Program can help you succeed, check out our website or contact us at info@innovationgames.com.

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About The Innovation Games® Company

The Innovation Games® Company is the leading producer of serious games—online and in-person—for business. Innovation Games helps organizations large and small get actionable insights into customer needs and preferences to improve performance, through collaborative play, having worked with such companies as Cisco, Reed Elsevier, Yahoo!, Qualcomm, SAP, Emerson Climate Technologies and more. To learn more about Innovation Games® Online, our online game platform for real-time, distributed collaboration and Knowsy for Sales, our sales enablement game, visit http://innovationgames.com.

To learn more about the Certified Collaboration Architect Program, please visit: http://innovationgames.com/certification/


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Marketing and Strategy workshop: Certified Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

Marketing and Strategy workshop: Certified Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

This two-day interactive workshop will teach you how to apply the same serious games that Google, Adobe, SAP, HP, Qualcomm, Cisco, Reed Elsevier, Yahoo! and many more Fortune 1000 companies use to build breakthrough products & services. These games enable you to work directly with your customers, eliciting unique insight into what they truly want from your product or service.

This training is indispensable for individuals who want to UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE SERIOUS GAMES FOR BUSINESS to communicate directly with customers, or with internal teams. In addition, upon completion of the certification course you will be designated an Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA).

Class runs from 8 to 17 each day. Breakfast and Lunch provided both days.

Date: 22-23 May 2013
Timing: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: Exact Venue to be Announced Shortly
Register: http://igcertm2013-igwebsite.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

 


Berlin: Marketing and Strategy workshop: Certified Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

Berlin: Marketing and Strategy workshop: Certified Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding

This two-day interactive workshop will teach you how to apply the same serious games that Google, Adobe, SAP, HP, Qualcomm, Cisco, Reed Elsevier, Yahoo! and many more Fortune 1000 companies use to build breakthrough products & services. These games enable you to work directly with your customers, eliciting unique insight into what they truly want from your product or service.

This training is indispensable for individuals who want to UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE SERIOUS GAMES FOR BUSINESS to communicate directly with customers, or with internal teams. In addition, upon completion of the certification course you will be designated an Innovation Games® Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA).

Class runs from 8 to 17 each day. Breakfast and Lunch provided both days.

Class details

Date: 17-18 April 2013
Timing: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Berlin
Venue: Exact Venue to be Announced Shortly
Register: http://www.amiando.com/IG_Berlin_Apr2013.html