Play Seriously – Prototyping of Mental Models with LEGO


On Friday, June 1, 2012 we enjoyed rapid prototyping of mental models with about 40 participants at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Thank you, Katrin Elster and Strategic Play, for creating this playful experience for us!

Pictures of the session are available on flickr. The following video gives more insights.

Thanks for playing!

For more info about the topic, please check the latest blog post by Strategic Play:
Why LEGO® (or LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™) works great for Strategy and Service Design

The Emperors New Clothes

Agile fairytales – playing for meaningful interactions in stressful situation

Happy EndingsFairytales have ever been used to teach us lessons in life. Agile fairytales are fairytales we all know re-told from a professional perspectives. The Emperor’s New Clothes Agile Fairytale helps to improve meaningful interactions in stressful situations and thus to reflect agile communication values. Karen Schmidt shared the concept developed by Portia Tung for the first time in Berlin during the Berlin Consulting Forum Session on May 11, 2012. Continue reading

Get negative people to cooperate

End of January 2012, Harald Kjellin from Stockholm University hosted an exciting workshop on “power games”. In this workshop we experienced how to handle people who behave bad or do not want to listen to us. In addition, we learned to cope with specific types of bosses and co-workers and practiced how to effectively say “no”.

References to literature and a brief video can be found on the event’s page.

Be fast, innovative and a good team player!


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On January 13th, we faced a very special challenge: the Marshmallow Experience. Teams of four aimed at building the highest possible construction, putting a marshmallow on top. The material? Just 20 sticks of spaghetti, some tape and rope. Lessons learned? … Continue reading

Winter series coming soon

The upcoming Winter series will feature four events about “agility and self organization”. Boris Gloger, one of the pioneers of agile project management, will make the start in early November. The final workshop will be held in January by Harald Kjellin, Professor at Stockholm University. For more and up to date information please visit the event area.