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AGILE COACHING FOR GAME DEVELOPERS

Jaques and Mark are experienced Game Developers with over a decade of experience each and have led effective agile transformations in that space.

We love to help companies that entertain the world and we have a passion for contributing to this industry to improve the quality of the games while improving working conditions and maximizing the creativity of the amazing people that work in it.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO WE HAVE IN GAMES

Our Agility in Games Lead Coach, Jaques Smit's journey, started as a Game Designer which developed into being a Product Manager and finally an Agile Coach. He has worked at Game Development studios across the world and during his time at PikPok, he led a multi-year agile transformation while working with some of the best mentors and coaches in the game development space.

 

As an Enterprise Agile Coach, an Advanced Scrum Master, a Certified Product Owner and a Professional Coach, Jaques found that the game development space isn't a one size fits all environment, and he equipped himself with a wide range of tools to serve game developers to find the right tools given their specific context.

HOW WE WORK WITH GAME STUDIOS

Scrum is a great starting point, that many game studios are already familiar with. For Studios new to agility, we like to partner with Clinton Keith, the father of Agile Game Development, to deliver tailored scrum training. Afterwards, we work with studios to build out custom plans that fit their context, and we support them through coaching and facilitation to discover what works best for them.

For those a little further along the journey, we help you discover what lies beyond scrum and how to incorporate that knowledge into your business model. Using ideas like Complex Adaptive Systems, Competing Values and many more, to help them make sense of their situation.

"When building something new, there are two big questions to answer. Most game developers are eager to answer the obvious one, 'Can we build it right?' But the one that trips most up, is the question, 'If we build it right, will anyone care?' This is where business agility comes in. Finding cheap and easy ways to see if you should build it. before you figure out how to build it." - Jaques Smit

JOIN THE AGILE LEAN COFFEE

We love to connect as a community and support one another. If you want to build teams where every person feels Valuable, Purposeful and Empowered to serve their company to create greater value for players, you will find like-minded people here.

  • Agile in Games Lean Coffee
    Agile in Games Lean Coffee
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 05 Dec
    Virtual Event
    05 Dec, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Virtual Event
    Agile Experts, Enthusiasts and Learners assemble to discuss the challenges they face in their studios and draw on the room to think through solutions.
  • The Forge: Leadership Fitness Group
    The Forge: Leadership Fitness Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 13 Feb
    Zoom
    13 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Zoom
    Knowing how to lead is frustrating if you can't apply it. Join other leaders for a monthly Leadership Gym session where you turn your knowledge into understanding and work through challenges to get better results. FREE for Leadership Forge Members
  • Leadership Fitness Group
    Leadership Fitness Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 20 Feb
    Zoom
    20 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Zoom
    Knowing how to lead is frustrating if you can't apply it. Join other leaders for a monthly Leadership Gym session where you turn your knowledge into understanding and work through challenges to get better results.
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