Fully interactive gamification workshop at APM Conference
Posted by APM on 30th May 2013
This year the APM Conference will feature a fully interactive workshop on the modern management technique of gamification.
Gamification in the workplace uses game mechanics in everyday tasks in order to engage staff and solve problems. The use of statistics leverages peoples natural desires for competition, achievement and status. A core strategy of gamification is to encourage behaviour in people to complete tasks and then provide rewards for players who performed the best.
The gamification workshop, taking place during the morning session of the evolution stream, will feature a fully interactive online simulation that will illustrate the theory of gamification. This thoroughly enjoyable and informative gaming simulation, developed with the Major Projects Association, will bring to life the concepts of gamification and its application.
Delegates will be placed in a project to design and build a 50m football stadium for a fictional championship club; Birmingham United. Although the game is based around a major construction project, the challenges it brings to life are very universal and familiar to all sectors.
Prizes will be awarded to those who create the best specifications and make the most insightful scope choices. The session will be run by Ernst & Young programme manager Alexa Briggs, who will discuss the concept of gamification, and Guy Giffin who is director of Prendo, the developers of the simulation.
With only two weeks to go, book your place today to ensure you do not miss out on the APM Project Management Conference, which includes some of the professions most senior and influential figures:
- Tim Harford, Undercover Economist for Financial Times
- Richard Wiseman, author and Professor at University of Hertfordshire
- Doug Oakervee CBE, chairman at HS2 Ltd
- Robert Deatker, project director of the Shard
- Barbara Chomicka, senior project manager at EC Harris
- Tim Banfield, director at National Audit Office
- Karl Tuplin, senior project manager for the British Antarctic Survey
- Lt Col Martin Sturgeon, award-winning programme manager for Ministry of Defence
- Bill Henry, programme director at Bechtel
- Rob Leslie-Carter, director at Arup
- Jonnie Jensen, digital coach at Live+Social
- Dr James Evans, principal customer success manager at Yammer
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The conference theme of Adapt! will reflect on 2012 as the coming of age year for project management and asks; what now? The APM Conference will call on the profession to adapt its thinking to address the growing expectations of society. A society with a growing intolerance to failure and that expects a world in which all projects succeed.
Adapt! will focus on flexibility, resilience and evolution. Topics that reflect the new benchmarks that 2012 set, the growing demands of customers and the more for less culture which is challenging how we think and act.
To see why the APM Project Management Conference is known for featuring the countrys most innovative and groundbreaking projects watch interviews with speakers from last years conference including Virgin Galactic, London 2012, NASA and Crossrail.
The APM Conference will feature an exhibition where you can talk to numerous organisations at the forefront of the profession about how their products or services can benefit you or your business. Those exhibiting include 1st Milestone Ltd and Acumen, 20|20 Business Insight, Barbecana, CITI Limited, Deltek, EcoSys, LogiKal Projects, Programme Recruitment & Development, Projectplace, QA, University of Birmingham, Virage and Network Solutions - Maintenance Services, Network Rail.
|Standard rate: from 1st April 2013||375 per person*|
|APM non members|
|Standard rate: from 1st April 2013||485 per person*|
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*All prices are exclusive of VAT. Cancellations will be subject to a booking charge and no refund will be made after 5pm on Thursday 30th May.
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