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The Conference for Software Architectures
Munich, 30 January - 03 February 2017

Session details

Talk: Mo11
Date: Mon, 30.01.2017
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

PlayingLean – Discover the LeanStartup principles in an entertaining way

Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Talk: Mo 11


The game simulates the launch of a new software product in a competitive and challenging market situation in an entertaining way. It helps to understand the importance of Minimal viable products and why you have to watch out of Technical debt.
Although LeanStartup focuses on Start up companies more and more big players (a.o. General Electric, Rabobank, ING Group) using the methodology to bring Innovation and Intrapreneurship back in the heart of the organization.

Maximum number of participants: 12

Target Audience: Project Leader, Manager, Decision Makers, Change Managers, Coaches
Prerequisites: Openness for gamification, English (as the session is hold in English)
Level: Introductory

Extended Abstract
In addition to being an educational board game for change makers who need to teach others about the Lean Startup methodology, Playing Lean uses classic game mechanics to ignite the competitive spirit.
The concept has taken inspiration from Eric Ries' bestseller: "The Lean Startup", and has been developed in collaboration with Ash Maurya, the author of the internationally known and applied "Running Lean" and "Scaling Lean" books.