Sessions by Track
Agile: Breakthrough Products & Services
Organizational Change with Innovation Games
Cory Foy (8th Light)
This talk will focus on implementing organizational change with Innovation Games. Cory will share insights from working with clients across the globe using a series of games to take a broad picture of an organization and distill it down into key directions for change. Along the way he'll cover effective use of Speed Boat, Spider Web, My Worst Nightmare, Buy a Feature and Product Box among others.
Using Agile Practices in the Enterprise to Feed & Shelter the World
Chad Holdorf (John Deere)
The world’s population is projected to climb from approximately 7 billion today to more than 9 billion by 2050. To put it bluntly, our world has a PROBLEM. We must double the food supply – double what we produce today in the next 40 years, and do so in a sustainable manner if we are to feed tomorrow's global citizens. How are we possible going to solve this? What technologies and processes are we going to use? In this talk, Chad Holdorf from John Deere, will share his “golden nuggets” on how the world’s largest manufacturer of agriculture equipment adopted and uses Agile practices at an enterprise level to feed and shelter the world.
Lean Startup in the Enterprise
David Luzquiños (BigVisible)
The principles put forth in Eric Ries’ Lean Startup aren’t just for startups. Lean startup practices can and do work in the enterprise too. In this breakfast session, Lean Startup in the Enterprise, agile and lean coach David Luzquiños discusses what lean startup in the enterprise is, how it works, and how agile principles and practices can help you quickly test and validate your hypotheses and gather customer feedback.
The Silence of Agile
Steve Rogalsky (Protegra)
In this practical session, learn how silence can increase collaboration and engagement while helping your project be more productive and innovative. Silent brainstorming allows everyone to have a voice, the loud people can't dominate the conversation and the quiet people are provided with a way to contribute. It turns out that using silence is also a very effective brainstorming technique in terms of the variety and number of ideas generated. In the first half of the session, we'll discuss the science of brainstorming and then practice a simple form of silent brainstorming. In the latter half of the session, participants will learn how to integrate silent brainstorming into Innovation Games and agile practices that you can use throughout the lifecycle of your projects and products.
Innovation Games + Agile in Retail Banking
Xavier Warzee (PaloIT)
We used Innovation Games to help one of the largest retail banking company to define guidances to adopt agile practices in various contexts, business areas, projects types and countries. More than seven countries were involved and we collected a large amount of information in a short period. Innovation Games not only helped us to collect rich information but also helped us to involve members of several teams among several countries. The result of our action opened new possibilities to engage people to define their new way of work!
Government: Games for Good
Smarter Local Government: Gaming the Way Forward
Mark Dixon (IBM)
My Smarter Local Government and Cognitive Digital Democracy concepts advocate for regional community clouds and digital simulation gaming for 21st century government in the United States and the world. In this talk, Mark Dixon discusses the evolution and current challenges of local government in the US from an historical perspective and a digital prospective in the context of IT enterprise architecture. Dixon takes an historical view from various science fiction books and movies and project forward. His assertions is that gaming and simulation play a huge role in citizen engagement (hence Cognitive Digital Democracy) as part of making our government smarter ... starting at the local level.
Every Voice Engaged Network: Improving Your Community though Innovation Games
Steve Dodds (Every Voice Engaged Foundation)
As an Innovation Games Facilitator, you know the power of the games to help people collaborate in creating and prioritizing breakthrough ideas. The Every Voice Engaged Foundation is applying these tools and processes specifically to government organizations and other nonprofits. Attend this session to learn about the Every Voice Engaged Network and how you can join us. Our Ambassadors, Producers, Facilitators and Volunteers are committed to helping the communities they care about use Innovation Games-based solutions to better engage the people they serve!
Democracy Unleashed: Bringing Agility to Citizen Engagement
Empowered individuals. Creative, participatory decision making. Connectedness and care for each other. These words apply equally to an Agile organization as to a healthy community. What might happen if we applied Agile values and methods to transform communities? I will share my experiences using in person and online Innovation Games to nurture engaged community in my home town - tools and methods, trials and triumphs. This includes work with city council, with citizens during local elections and a youth advocacy group.
Market Insight: Understand Your Customer
NCSA: Practical & Easy Application of Innovation Games
Andrea Emmons (NCSA Atheletic Recruiting Network)
Andrea Emmons will discuss how the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network uses Innovation Games, and share how participants can use them in their customer-facing work, focusing on how simple guidelines can ensure the games go off without a hitch. Participants will learn a few lessons, along with what they should avoid to make sure they are truly uncovering the needs of the customer. Innovation Games covered will be Speed Boat, Product Box, 20/20 Vision and Buy a Feature.
Understanding User Expectations & Experiences in Brand/Product Development
Ulf Hannelius (Aneega AB)
Scientific research shows how imagining a future experience is often more satisfactory than the actual experience, and how the memory of an experience is mostly determined by only a few key events. This feeds into the field of service and relationship marketing where the perceived quality of a service or a brand image should match or preferably exceed the hidden, outspoken and implied expectations of the customer. In this lecture, Ulf Hannelius summarizes this research and shows how it can be synthesized into a holistic brand and product design framework. He further suggests how to use this framework together with the Innovation Games® platform to analyze customer expectations and perceptions in order to develop brands and products that resonate with customers.
From General Hospital to Law & Order: How Reed Elsevier Uses Innovation Games to Dissect Customer Needs & Deliberate True Requirements
Sales: Games for fun and profit
Innovation Games and related techniques help sales teams succeed through out the entire sales cycle: This track explores how games enable sales teams to quickly understand customer problems, improve collaboration, deliver the right solutions and strengthen customer relationships, while driving increased revenue. Sessions cover process, management and tools.
Strategy: Unleash Internal Teams
Innovation Games enable organizations to leverage their entire company to improve strategic planning. In this track, sessions will explore how organizations and teams use games and related techniques to create compelling strategic visions, prioritize portfolios and create more thorough and actionable roadmaps, along with other topics.
Market Insight: Understand your Customer
This track explores how Innovation Games help organizations improve the effectiveness of their marketing and market research. Topics include surfacing and focusing on the right market opportunity, creative customer engagement techniques, better customer collaboration, crafting solutions to real market problems and more.
Agile: Breakthrough Products and Processes
Many of the practices and processes followed by product and agile teams are enhanced and improved through the integration of Innovation Games®. This track explores how Innovation Games and related techniques help teams engages with customers and stakeholders to identify new product/feature opportunities, create better product roadmaps and understand how to increase product profitability.
Government: Games for Good
In today’s political and economic environment, it’s harder than ever to find common ground. This track explores how Innovation Games have been used by nonprofits and local governments to bring elected officials, community leaders and constituents together to work collaboratively to tackle budgeting and other community issues.
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