If you are as passionate about Lean Startup as me, this is your opportunity!
Some friends and I are working on a physical board game where you teach the Lean Startup methodology while playing. By popular demand we are now opening up for online collaboration.
When I first wrote about Playing Lean, we already had this in mind: “We want to make this game the best it can be by tapping into the shared knowledge of the Lean startup Movement, and continuing to iterate the game through customer co-creation”.
Since we first started, we have played the game face to face with startup enthusiasts at different events and forums in Houston, San Francisco and Oslo. This has allowed us to iterate and evolve fast. Now we are ready for open online collaboration!
If you want to be part of this:
- Follow us on Twitter (@playinglean) to find out when and where we will be playing the game.
- Check out the Google Docs folder Playing Lean: Open Innovation where you can find all about the game. Here you will find the following categories under “Version 2.0”:
- Facilitator Playbook
- Industry cards
- Event cards
- Resource Cards
- Innovation Accounting form
- Co-founder Cards
→ If you have suggestions or feedback please make a copy of the document you want to comment on and rename it with [your name] + [document title]
Introducing the team
Simen Fure Jørgensen
Jørgensen has extensive experience with start-up and development of IT companies in Norway. He was co-founder of IT company Iterate AS, which since its inception in 2007 has grown to be a solid work space for 40 employees.
He will use his professional expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship for the development of the game concept. Furthermore, Jørgensens education degree in computer science and experience in a wide range of development projects to be crucial for the construction of the digital edition.
Catherine Kahn is engaged as experience designer. Kahn has a double master’s degree with honors, respectively in Experience Design and Performance Design from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in England.
Kahn will be engaged to assist the company to build the bridge between the physical game and the online version. Kahn will use her expertise in transmedia storytelling techniques and communicate the learning from the game through multiple platforms and formats.
Newly examined bachelor student in Marketing and Sales Management, Robert has high expectations on himself and the things he does. He loves to try new challenges and get out of his comfort zone. Positive, caring and humorous he has respect for fellow human beings and it is important for him to have a cooperation that will work for both parties and to be able to give and take what could be shared.
Patricia Almeida is a Business Psychologist passionate about technology and innovation. She has several years of experience in the design and development of computerized assessment environments as well as in statistical data analysis. She has conducted research internationally in the areas of intelligence, personality, group psychology, entrepreneurship and vocational interests. She wrote her master thesis in entrepreneurship and she is committed to identifying, developing and supporting entrepreneurial potential.
Sebastian is an experienced graphic designer. He has worked and collaborated in several startups and he is an active member of the startup community in Oslo.
I (Tore Rasmussen) is a graduate student at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and writes my thesis on the learning outcomes of the game in my thesis in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
I have extensive expertise in social media and marketing and will use this knowledge to lead the launch of the game on Kickstarter.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank all those how have help develop the game so far. A special thanks go to those that participated at Startup Weekend Houston Maker Edition: David Torreggiani, Jesus Hinojosa, Kit Leung, Thuy Vu, and Reginald Garrett II
Startup Weekend Oslo: Tom Haugeplass, Sebastian Hemgren, Brage Olsen Mathias. Oldani og Marcus Morken.
Also a special thanks to Allan Lund Hansen for all the work he put in during the Lean Startup Machine in San Francisco.
The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries and has no affiliation to this project.
The game is consider the intellectual property of Lean Friends AS.