Category: Innovation Games & Gamestorming

24 August 2016 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
The Winning Circle: The Game

Interesting Experiment Lately I discovered an interesting experiment described in a book about transparency by Warren Bennis.  It was not that much in detail, but the references -as in all good reads- were well mentioned. The experiment we’re talking about was done in 1962 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  So I tried to find out as much as I could about this experiment.  Because of its...

8 June 2016 / Innovation Games & Gamestorming
3D Speed Boat Retrospective game

Innovation Games® If you are into Innovation Games®, you probably know the Speed Boat game. This game can be used during your retrospective. I will not discuss this game now. You can read all about it on the site. Speed Boat, a boat with many facets… The advantage of the Speed Boat metaphor is that the game can be very useful in a lot of...

27 April 2016 / Innovation Games & Gamestorming
Press Release: Conteneo Inc. Announces Partnership with Co-Learning.be

Today, Conteneo Inc., a leading provider of team-based collaboration solutions, announced a partnership with one of Europe’s top agile training and management consulting providers, Co-Learning.be, to offer industry-leading certification workshops. Co-learning.be and its Certified Collaboration Instructors Jurgen de Smet and Erik Talboom are certified to offer a range of workshops eligible for certification credits in Conteneo’s Certified Collaboration Architect program, including the Innovation Games® Master Class, Certified Innovation Games® for Distributed...

19 February 2016 / Agile & Scrum
Splitting Backlog Items Part 3: How

In a sequence of blog posts based on our “Sharpen your story splitting skills” at XPDays 2015 to frame our useful deck of cards with splitting patterns, we bring you the last blogpost about how to split backlog items.  Background Many times during our session we got questions like: "What’s the best pattern?" "Can you give us advice on how to split?" "When to apply which pattern?"...

5 May 2015 / Agile & Scrum
Budget Games –In Kortrijk nemen 150 kinderen dé beslissing over 30.000€!

Wij kunnen jullie met enige trots meedelen dat onze Innovation Games® training, oefensessies en eerdere Budget Games® voor de Kortrijkse deelgemeentes Aalbeke en Heule zijn vruchten afwerpt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRnzA1qINjk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn0Mztc53XQ Tijdens de eerste Budget Games sessie voor Aalbeke had Co-Learning de leiding op zich genomen alsook de volledige productie, facilitatie en nazorg waarna Stad Kortrijk overtuigd was van de kracht van speltechnieken voor collaboratieve doeleinden. Dit heeft...

12 March 2015 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Collaborative workshops from the beach

Or distributed workshops from different locations... Your seat is waiting next to mine... During my career I had to facilitate a lot of Agile retrospectives and other collaborative workshops with people sitting in different offices, countries, continents,... and as such had a huge interest in the first Belgian conference on "remote working". I was looking for new tools, new techniques, new tips & tricks and...