2008-12-04 5 2126
The disgruntled Ex-staffer that was playing games .... part 0dis⋅grun⋅tled
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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.
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 3 - What does media attention do to you?
Part 4 - Lessons learnt and the experience
I will call the Story "TNGDG" - "The NextGen Decision Game"