Innovation Games® classes, consulting and services now offered to French companies in a native language.
The Innovation Games® Company is pleased to announce its partnership with Object Direct, a leading IT and business services company in France. Object Direct is the Innovation Games Company’s first French partner and will offer Innovation Games® Certification courses and Innovation Games services to its customers in French. Three Innovation Games courses are scheduled for 2013, taught by Objet Direct’s three Innovation Games Qualified® Instructors, Maxime Bonnet (Lyon), Majorie Melenotte (Grenoble) and Laurence Wolff (Paris).
Object Direct has already begun to see success from this partnership, having integrated Innovation Games into the agile practices used with clients. One recent win is Objet Direct’s work with global pharmaceutical company Weleda Laboratories.
Object Direct wanted to gain as complete an understanding of Weleda’s needs as possible in the initial project kickoff meeting, using a technique that wouldn’t just uncover apparent needs, but unknown or less obvious requirements. They decided to use the Innovation Game Product Box, and had Weleda’s team built Product Boxes illustrating their requirements concerning the orientation and makeup of their future websites.
“Bravo Innovation Games®,” extols Weleda’s E-commerce & Digital Marketing Manager Carrie Mass, “for creating such a useful and enjoyable series of games to support active learning! As new adopters of the Agile methodology, the exercises we’ve experienced so far have made a world of difference in learning [to be Agile]. The games employed to learn and introduce the method have been insightful, engaging and effective. ”
“We’re proud of the success Innovation Games has brought to Weleda and other Objet Direct clients,” said Luke Hohmann, founder, and CEO of The Innovation Games® Company. “This partnership with Object Direct will allow companies across France experience the power of Innovation Games in their native language.”
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
About Objet Direct
Object Direct advises and supports IS-IT departments with their tool-based projects for specific business processes, from the design phase to the deployment of applications. The technological and methodological solutions for the industrialization and on-demand outsourcing of projects at Objet Direct are created and formalized as part of the consulting and services offered, specializing in innovative technology: Agile, Web 2.0, smartphone, n-tier scalable architectures, cloud computing, SOA, Model Driven Engineering, integrated software factories… Object Direct offers are drawn from the experiences of over 400 engineering projects which implement the best practices by formalizing user needs, user-friendliness, design, development, automated tests, ongoing integration and the deployment of innovating software.