On the way to ‘Agile Games France 2014’ created by Alexandre BOUTIN and organised (self-organized by the motivated participant, thanks to them and Alex) in Lyon this year.
the start of a beautiful journey
In the station, an exposition on St Exupéry, a panel hold my attention :
« what matters is not arriving but going towards » St Exupéry (it’s a personal translation)
The subject of travel always inspires me…
Welcome, nice to see many familiar faces. A pleasant place.
We started by an ice-breaker : Frédéric Dufau-Joel and Vincent Daviet distributed stickers, we stick them on our forehead ignoring what ours represents. And the goal of the game is to gather together by subgroups according to our stickers without speaking.
According to the familiar self-organization (maybe a little bit freaky), the open space opens immediately without any rules presentation. The proposed games are sticked up on the wall.
video to add…
Then I played at ‘blue card’ of Alexandre Boutin (@agilex). This game makes you think about collaboration as the prisoner’s dilemma way.
I wished for feedbacks on my delegation poker version. Thanks to the participants ! I have now a clearer version.
I get on board of the titanic, at sinking we jumped on lifeboats. Di caprio wasn’t available, so it’s Nicolas Verdot (@Nverdot) who facilitated the game.
Then, I played to ‘secret number’ facilitated by Maxence Walbrou, a simple and effective game for evoking the non verbale communication in particular and the communication in general.
I saw the Deborah Preuss (@deborahh) and friends game, based on ‘Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas’ ©2003, by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising.
Laurent Sarrazin (@bangalaurent) made us work on our intrinsic motivation with Jurgen Appelo’s Moving Motivators
To get the game : http://www.management30.com/product/moving-motivators/
I caught a sight of a smash it session (a Must from the AGF14 edition) : Thierry Montulé (@siamha) dicovers MBTI types through physical tests. I was curious but I didn’t have the occasion to try myself…
« show me how you boxe, I’ll tell you your MBTI type… »
According to my comprehension, it is based on Action Types® approach developed by Ralph Hippolyte and Bertrand Théraulaz. After net search, this article in 2 parts was the most clarifying for me :
Passing by :
I unfortunately didn’t play to, but I only heard good feedbcaks of ‘architect et builders’. A sort of ‘artistes et spécifieurs’ with lego blocks. I don’t know the author. If I know more, I’ll mention the links…
Second day :
Olivier Soudieux (@osoudieu) presentation, as usual, very funny and inspiring on ice-breaking (literal meaning) which takes us along the way of adaptation and problems resolutions facing hazards. When listen to Olivier, I put things into perspective what ‘I’ call hazards and risks in my professional life !!!
photo found on the net (http://www.20min.ch/diashow/44183/img1453ok-804ac4888efe4ecdf956c5f6935fcd89.gif )
Then, a good musical warm-up from my colleague Emmanuel Hervé (@ehervepro) :
Vidéo à venir
He gave a lot of himself and of his passion : music. Cf one of his blog articles, management : un projet, c’est comme un morceau de jazz.
Then, I could play to jeu du TAO, which I only know by name
This game helps us to resolve personal quests in group, inviting us to introspection and, at the same time, to the openness toward others. It’s been for me an instructive inner journey. My 2014 has started by journey evocation and ends up with the journey.
Thanks to the participants and organizers !!!
some links from other participants