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Applying Gamification In Project Management Training
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Have you gamified your training program?

I am looking for people who have experienced a gamified learning environment or who have applied it in their training (classroom or online) so we can share ideas and develop new concepts.
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Yes mate ,
I explained before in details. It is an excellent game about PM to start your semester with.
Spaghetti and marshmallow, building the highest tower with competitive constraints of time, material, resources and it should stand for 5 minutes.
You need to break participants into few teams, and one of them should take the lead.
The best part once they finish playing and laughing is to apply theory to reality/game.
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3 replies by Dinah Young, Sante Vergini, and Vincent Guerard
May 28, 2018 8:42 AM
Sante Vergini
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How exactly does that work Kevin?
May 28, 2018 8:23 PM
Dinah Young
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I would assume this is with uncooked spaghetti. Otherwise it would be quite messy.
May 29, 2018 9:37 PM
Vincent Guerard
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You may also try bridges!
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Michael -

We are doing it in a somewhat old school manner for a "be agile" campaign we are planning within our department. We will be using the tried & true Passport approach with folks earning points for participation in events over the campaign which can be redeemed at the end for token prizes.

Kiron
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1 reply by Michael Effanga
Jun 04, 2018 6:04 AM
Michael Effanga
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Nice one.

How do you track student's points?
Is that done manually or you have a digital platform for that.
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May 28, 2018 7:48 AM
Replying to Kevin Drake
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Yes mate ,
I explained before in details. It is an excellent game about PM to start your semester with.
Spaghetti and marshmallow, building the highest tower with competitive constraints of time, material, resources and it should stand for 5 minutes.
You need to break participants into few teams, and one of them should take the lead.
The best part once they finish playing and laughing is to apply theory to reality/game.
How exactly does that work Kevin?
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^ I have seen that before. IIRC, it was shared as part of my SAFe training.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower
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May 28, 2018 7:48 AM
Replying to Kevin Drake
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Yes mate ,
I explained before in details. It is an excellent game about PM to start your semester with.
Spaghetti and marshmallow, building the highest tower with competitive constraints of time, material, resources and it should stand for 5 minutes.
You need to break participants into few teams, and one of them should take the lead.
The best part once they finish playing and laughing is to apply theory to reality/game.
I would assume this is with uncooked spaghetti. Otherwise it would be quite messy.
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2 replies by Andrew Craig and Sante Vergini
May 29, 2018 9:12 PM
Sante Vergini
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Good deduction there Dinah ;-)
May 29, 2018 9:51 PM
Andrew Craig
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Or, I suppose, using non-roasted marshmallows :)
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Its commonly known as the marshmallow challenge.
One video is here. My team used this once in our yearly team meeting workshop and showed this video after that activity
https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower
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May 28, 2018 8:23 PM
Replying to Dinah Young
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I would assume this is with uncooked spaghetti. Otherwise it would be quite messy.
Good deduction there Dinah ;-)
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May 28, 2018 7:48 AM
Replying to Kevin Drake
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Yes mate ,
I explained before in details. It is an excellent game about PM to start your semester with.
Spaghetti and marshmallow, building the highest tower with competitive constraints of time, material, resources and it should stand for 5 minutes.
You need to break participants into few teams, and one of them should take the lead.
The best part once they finish playing and laughing is to apply theory to reality/game.
You may also try bridges!
Network:2002



May 28, 2018 8:23 PM
Replying to Dinah Young
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I would assume this is with uncooked spaghetti. Otherwise it would be quite messy.
Or, I suppose, using non-roasted marshmallows :)
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I think using games are a great way to not only break the ice but kick start the team building
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