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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 !!!!!!

 

 

 

Certified DevSecOps and DevOps Foundation

November 13th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Certified DevSecOps and DevOps Foundation”

We are very pleased to announce that we now have two more DevOps Institute Certified collaborators.

Mr Pierre Tomasina is now DevSecOps Certified and Mr Stéphane Tartière has joined our Team of DevOps Foundation Certified.

Big applause to them!!!

This shows our commitment to DevOps professionals consultancy.

Contact us if you like to know more about how Continuous can help you in your Digital Transformation.

Continuous Weekend July 2018: Blockchain & Token Economy

July 31st, 2018 Posted by Blockchain, Blog, Events 0 thoughts on “Continuous Weekend July 2018: Blockchain & Token Economy”

From Thursday 19 July to Sunday 22 afternoon, 17 participants composed of the Continuous Team and friends have participated in the first Continuous Weekend in a nice big house in Belgium Achoufe village!

It started by an introduction about the Golden Circle and the Outcome Economy, followed by a presentation about Bitcoin, the Crypto/Token Economy, Ethereum, the DApps and Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

After this, Team members have worked in finding ideas to build a Token Economy model based on the Ethereum Platform.

On seven ideas, three ideas have been voted.

Teams have been working hard during 2 days on their Token usage and their Economic model in order to present an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) focused pitch.

 

The Token products/services have been judged based on the pitch quality (ICO focused), its potential and its feasibility.

We have not only found interesting products, the exercice was very enriching for everyone and everybody has learned a lot.

Contact us if you are interested to know more about the ICO’s or would like to participate to the next Continuous Weekend!

More of the weekend below and BTW did I say that we are hiring ? 🙂

                
  

Stay tuned for more!

Continuous Crypto: Token Sale Startup Weekend

April 16th, 2018 Posted by Blockchain, Blog 0 thoughts on “Continuous Crypto: Token Sale Startup Weekend”

Continuous is exploring Token Sale bridging between cryptocurrencies and consumer apps and will be doing an internal Startup weekend the 20/21/22 July in Houffalize Belgium.

The Continuous Team will work during the week-end on identifying a Business Model based on a Token Economy.

We are looking for more Team mates to complete the Team (Designer/Ethereum developer, Legal, …).
If you don’t have these skills but you are a Crypto enthusiast you are welcome to join the Team too!

Be quick as places are counted!

We have a nice big house with Sauna for the whole weekend with BBQ and beers 🙂

Contact: oswald at continuous . lu

DevOps Fundamentals Training Course in Luxembourg April Session

April 3rd, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “DevOps Fundamentals Training Course in Luxembourg April Session”

Continuous is giving a DevOps Fundamentals Training Course in Luxembourg the 23 and 24 April!

Only a few seats are available please call +352 671024362 to get more informations and reserve your seat.

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HIVE Blockchain Society: Game Theory & Consensus Mechanisms

March 26th, 2018 Posted by Blog, Events 0 thoughts on “HIVE Blockchain Society: Game Theory & Consensus Mechanisms”

Continuous was at the HIVE Blockchain Society Event in Brussels the 24 march 2017.

The HIVE is a community for Blockchain enthusiasts and experts (developers, investors, entrepreneurs, etc.) starting a series of initiatives to promote Blockchain as outlined as below:

The program of this event was very interesting with a presentation of Game Theory & Consensus Mechanisms followed by very interesting projects show cases.

The program was:

  • Game Theory & Consensus Mechanisms: Dr Jamsheed Shorish, an experienced university teacher with a background in computational finances & mathematics has been talking about game theory, what impact it has on our daily lives and how it can be applied to rule consensus mechanisms.
     
  • Decred Decentralised Autonomous Crypto currency.
    Since 2016, Decred has striven to solve blockchain governance. Their innovative, hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake consensus voting system empowers stakeholders and allows for the seamless transition from one set of rules to another. 
  • Giveth is a Decentralized Altruistic Community (DAC). The team’s drive is defined as supporting transparency, open-source development, co-creation, and collaboration. The Giveth community is building a software system, using Ethereum smart contracts, that will radically shift the way people think charity can and should work.
     

In summary, this was a fantastic day meeting many very interesting people! Looking forward for more HIVE meet-up!

Continuous Team Event 2018

February 9th, 2018 Posted by Blog, Events 0 thoughts on “Continuous Team Event 2018”

Nothing else than a great Team Event to reward the Team for their hard work! What happens in Cologne stays in Cologne 🙂

 

Continuous Luxembourg & Belgium Celebration 2017

February 9th, 2018 Posted by Blog, Events 0 thoughts on “Continuous Luxembourg & Belgium Celebration 2017”

Following our Paris Continuous Cocktail it was time to celebrate Luxembourg & Belgium Customers!

 

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