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A list of Playing Lean Australia 2017 events that’ll take place next week:
- 15 May · Monday · Sydney · Paid · Playing Lean Facilitator Training
- 16 May · Tuesday · Sydney · Free · Playing Lean
- 17 May · Wednesday · Brisbane · Free · Playing Lean Gaming Workshop
- 18 May · Thursday · Brisbane · Free · Playing Lean Gaming Workshop
- 19 May · Friday · Brisbane · Paid · Playing Lean Facilitator Training
Let’s face it, while most of Lean related thinking and tools are relatively easy to understand, there are always challenges when it comes to actual application and change. That is why the single most effective way to learn Lean is on the workplace, in the very environment where relevant work is done.
Last year, 2016, I toured Australia for 30 days giving a bunch of Playing Lean workshops. During that time I received a lot of inquiries on how does one become a Playing Lean Facilitator. The answer is simple — by attending Playing Lean Facilitator Training and becoming a member of Playing Lean Facilitator Club! Now, if you live in Australia that means you’d pay more for the airfare and accomodation than for the training itself, and although that investment would pay itself off very soon, Playing Lean decided to organise three facilitator trainings in Australia.
Sometime around January or February 2016 Miro Hegedić introduced me to Tore Rasmussen, one of the guys behind Playing Lean. Given my background and interests, Lean Start-up wasn’t really on my map, but all that changed after meeting with Tore. Since then, it just kept on rolling, and today we are working together on several projects.
For the uninitiated, Playing Lean is an educational board game which facilitates learning of the Lean Start-up principles through gamified experience. Playing Lean is aligned with Ash Maurya’s Running Lean, and he is involved with the development of the game. He endorses it as an educational tool for the Lean Start-up. Tore has written more about how Playing Lean conveys Lean Start-up.
In May 2016 I became a Certified Playing Lean Facilitator, and in agreement with Tore and Simen, I started to plan a promotional Australian road-trip. The idea was to cover all major cities over the course of one month.