Posts by stephane

SERIOUS GAMING, AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS TOOL

July 8th, 2019 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “SERIOUS GAMING, AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS TOOL”

The development of digitalization has opened up a new era where Serious Games are at the center of attention not only for entertainment but also for brands, education and learning, etc.

They have proposed new experiences and learning opportunities but their design, objective and game play should be balanced between the playful element, marketing, learning and skills goals. So, an important aspect is to know the environment the serious game will be organized, the purpose and set the frame.

There are few points we can highlight from Serious Games in Learning:

 

  • A TOOL FOR LEARNING ?

 

We understand that learning games aren’t only designed for fun but also for the potential learning benefits they can bring, how fast and the learning momentum they can create. One shouldn’t consider it as all but as an entry point / introduction / to prepare for more learning and also raise motivation which is key in the learning process. Sometimes the fun element can even have a bad result on engagement as it is about the game play not game content.

 

  • AN ICE BREAKER TO POPULARIZE COMPLEX CONCEPTS AND FOSTER INNOVATION

 

Not only it can be a tool for learning but also an icebreaker to introduce a complex or innovative concept or a way to popularize it. When introducing a new concept, unknown or uncertainty can be a hindrance, therefore bringing a (well known) game to bridge it can be very helpful and powerful. For example, Lego methodology has been used widely in different ways to popularize concepts and encourage innovation in organization like in the Devops culture. 

 

  • NEED FOR CLEAR PURPOSE

 

Serious game with a specific purpose can be very effective like teaching intercultural communication using “it’s a Deal! Game” for example. But an important aspect is that the design of the game should be balanced in order to extract its effectiveness.

At Continuous, we have developed e-learning and serious gaming services especially with our Lego for DevOps to encourage organization to adopt a Devops culture

Visit our DevOps coaching page on our website: https://continous.lu/home/coaching/coaching-agile-devops/

Sources:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/bjet.12226

https://www.freemans.com/products/tactic-games-it%E2%80%99s-a-deal-board-game/_/A-46K964_

https://www.game-learn.com/the-theory-of-game-based-learning/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131511001734

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/a-brief-history-of-games

LEADING YOUR DEVOPS TRANSFORMATION

July 2nd, 2019 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “LEADING YOUR DEVOPS TRANSFORMATION”

DevOps has grown in importance to become a real cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between Business  and IT operations with two main objectives:

  • Improve the ability of IT to produce software faster, and;
  • The ability to deliver value to customers faster.


Like any other cultural and professional movement, DevOps has a beginning: 
The Golden Circle = The Why of an Organization

Which is the key element for defining the vision for leaders of organizations and the strategy associated which should not only encompass Business side but also IT Development and Operations.

The DevOps Leader® from the DevOps Institute provides you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to move your organization to a DevOps oriented one where all different value contributor would be integrated.

Some of the topics covered:

  • DevOps and Time: time and time to market is at the core of a DevOps strategy and organization
  • The Difference Between Traditional IT and DevOps IT: the key differences between Traditional and DevOps IT 
  • Becoming a DevOps Organization: what does it take to become a DevOps Organization ?
  • How to Get Started – Value Stream Mapping: a key tool to get your processes moving to a DevOps one
  • Squad Organization Model: type of team/squad that better suits the newly adopted organization
  • Managing Cultural Change: the keystone of each organization which should be evaluated, adapted and progressively changed 
  • And more


At Continuous, we have incorporated the importance of implementing the DevOps culture not only for IT but also for business. We provide DevOps Leader® training course with certification from the DevOps Institute or not. 

And if you are starting a DevOps transformation, contact us to start on a solid ground with our quality global training and certification courses in French, English or German! Ask for our Training Catalog !

PLAY 14 experience

May 9th, 2019 Posted by Agile, Blog, Events 0 thoughts on “PLAY 14 experience”

As part of my CONTINUOUS curricular, I had the pleasure to participate in the PLAY 14 – LUXEMBOURG 2019.
The objective of the PLAY 14 is to exchange, share and present ideas, exercises and knowledge  in a FUN, RESPECTFUL and PLAYFUL way.

PLAY 14 MANIFESTO & CODE OF CONDUCT:

https://play14.org/values/

I took part in several activities:

REFACTORING FOR NON-IT PEOPLE

Very interesting exercise to popularize IT refactoring to Non-IT People and the need for it on a regular basis. We took the mind game as a good illustration.

 

AGILE COOKING SESSION

At the end of the 2nd day, we had the challenge to cook our own dinner. We were split into Agile Squads. Each squad had its Product Owner, Scrum Master, Cooks, Definition of Ready and Done and a defined “product” (Dish). Ex: Main Dish, Antipasti, Apéritif. It ran very well and one really felt the “Agile” necessity in cooking squads.

 

 

B-TALENT

Beatrix introduced her HR tool, map talent and potential mapping, through a serious game which aims to evaluate our different potentials referring to the multiple intelligence: Existential, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Visual-spatial, Musical-rhythmic, Verbal-linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Bodily-kinesthetic, Naturalistic

It was a very interesting exercise of self awareness and also god energizer.

 

     

HIGH DREAM – LOW DREAM AGILE ORGANIZATION

It was an exercise to picture a high and low dream agile organization. It took us time to understand what and how we should picture a high dream agile organization. We imagined and pictured it separately and then made the synthesis together. It was a very interesting exercise which necessitate to collaborate, share and act.

CIAO COMFORT ZONE

I presented Ciao Comfort Zone game that I found on the internet. The objective is to help and encourage people to get out of their comfort zone via daily, weekly, … challenges. Challenges are split in different themes: Social, New experiences, Gratitude, Confidence, Health and Caring. I got positive feedback from the game. This can be applied in a private and professional environment.

 

 

Thanks for this great moment !!!!!!

 

 

 

Continuous S.A.
3 avenue du Blues,
L-4368, Belvaux
Luxembourg

© Continuous S.A. 2017