The disgruntled Ex-staffer that was playing games …. part 0

dis⋅grun⋅tled
[dis-gruhn-tld] –adjective
Synonyms:displeased and discontented, sulky, annoyed, bad tempered, bellyaching, crabbing, crabby, cranky, disappointed, discontent, discontented, displeased, dissatisfied, griping, grouchy, grousing, grumpy, irritable, irritated, kicking, kvetching, malcontent, malcontented, peeved, peevish, petulant, put out, sulky, sullen, testy, uncontent, ungratified, vexed

After the storm passed by and the dust has settled it is time to put the pieces back to gather and look at what has happened from different ankles angles.
NextGen Decision Game
Some of you might have seen the stories online in the news.
I developed a board game based on the snakes & ladder theme enhanced with action cards which was reflecting on funny project situations me and the team faced during the 4 month we worked on that project together.

What was intended to be a farewell email to close colleagues ended up in a small media storm.
And sometimes your legacy becomes bigger than anticipated as I am now mentioned in newspapers here, here, here and here, discussed in Forums here, here and here and blog posts are written about the game here, here, here, here and here.

I would like to look at it from different ankles angles (thx to Margot for the correction) as there are some great lessons to be learnt out of this as well as experience that I gained that I would like to share with you. So, please do not expect a whingeing post or a justification or anything like that. It will be analytical and looking at facts and at key lessons everybody could learn from.

I will have a series on that split in four parts.
Part 1 What has happened – a timeline
Part 2 Putting things into the right perspective
Part 3What does media attention do to you?
Part 4 Lessons learnt and the experience

I will call the Story “TNGDG” – “The NextGen Decision Game

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Torsten J. Koerting

Torsten J. Koerting is a project management-, paragliding- and Outdoor Enthusiast, Consultant, Author of several books and engaged as a speaker at many conferences. As Managing Partner at projectyzer he is specialised in supporting companies and organisations in reinventing their strategy as well as turning projects around that are in trouble. He worked in Europe, US and Australia for more than 20 years for global Blue Chips. He does hold the German and Australian Citizenship and lives with his wife and two kids between Europe and Australia. He is also a certified Bank Clerk, Executive Bachelor and Project Management Professional (PMI) and used to be Board Member of the PMI Queensland Chapter (Australia).

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  1. Hi Thorsten- I am interested to learn more and will be following this story closely. I have added a comment on the Melcrum article- I think I may be interested to invite you to come and do a talk about your experience!

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