About the online simulation
In this business simulation workshop you will be playing either a business or IT role in the Mission control room of the MarsLander mission. Working for a company called SPACE-Y. As a team you will need to balance increasing demands and opportunities from different stakeholders. Innovating new products and service offerings, optimizing existing business value, managing technical debt as well as aligning and improving end-to-end value streams. There is a lot of competition in the market. Speed and quality count. As a team you will be faced with running business as usual as well as Transforming to new agile ways of applying ITSM using ITIL®4 concepts.
By playing in a number of game rounds and reflecting and improving between rounds you will also need to apply ‘continual learning and improving’ as a core team capability. All this with scarce resources and time pressure. All of this working remotely, demanding effective communication and collaboration skills?
Set up of the Simulation
The simulation consists of 3 rounds. In each round the team will experience one or more aspects of ITIL®4 and more agile ways of IT Service Management.
Round 1: Experience the new way of working
The team must organize themselves and will receive a package of work. The team will get used to the ‘new way of working’ and will experience some ‘traditional’ issues such as: the need to to focus on value; understanding value from different stakeholder perspectives; how to prioritize scarce resources for the amount of demands; how to ensure works flows smoothly through the end-to-end value chain and how to effectively communicate and share information remotely in order to create situational awareness and support decision making.
Round 2: Collaboration, Visualization and flow
The team will use feedback from their own reflection session to ‘progress iteratively with feedback’. They will improve ‘collaborate and promote visibility’, re designing their visual management tool, to ensure the right information is shared and to help remotely manage the flow of work through the value chain. The team will learn to balance priorities between value creating work, leakage work and improvement work arising from continual improvement needs. The team starts to embed ‘the new way of working’ and to experience the first results in terms of value (revenue growth, customer satisfaction, reduction of risks, SLA achievements).
Round 3: Value Streams & value realization
In this round, the team will experience the benefits of working in Value Streams to enable the smooth, fast and safe deployment of new features and services. They will experience the results of applying ‘progress iteratively with feedback’. Their visual management capability will give them situational awareness into the
Service value System (backlog of opportunities & demands, improvement opportunities, value drivers, status of work). The team will collaborate effectively with all stakeholders to make informed decisions. ‘Co-creating’ value as an end-to-end team. The session will be closed with a reflection of the lessons learned and follow up actions. What did we learn and what can we take away and apply in terms of both ITIL®4 as well as remote communication, collaboration and visualization.