Gamification, serious game

Gamification, serious game


Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.

We believe in the power of games and we use it in real situations, to increase effectivity in business processes. When we were children we learnt life lessons through games, but unfortunately when we became adults we forgot how to play in order to learn.

The 1st Floor challenge is our first course that teaches through gamification, but one of our goals for the next three years is to add gamification to other courses, so that people are more involved in the learning process.

Take a look to gamification through The 1st Floor Challenge

The 1st Floor Challenge (T1FC) consists of a real Project Management situation in which each team builds a Drone, with the objective of applying Project Management, Sustainability and Design Thinking methodologies in an integrated way. This is considered an excellent team building activity.

We are very happy with the results, until now we were present in 5 cities (Aveiro, Porto, Lisboa, Lyon, Panamá), for a total of 207 participants, and have done a total of 36 projects.

One of our strengths is that we don’t use a computing game for learning, we use a real project for that.

Gamification, is not only an excellent technique for the learning process, but also for changing people’s habits. For this reason, it’s been interesting to see the increasing use of Gamification for engaging with staff and external stakeholders over the past few years, with astounding results.

If used correctly, it’s a powerful tool. It could even change the world. Any idea how?

T1FC Is A Great Team Building Activity!

The 1st Floor Challenge (T1FC), Lisbon 2015.12.12


I really enjoyed T1FC! It was a great team building activity because it forced us to discuss ideas as a team, split tasks and roles, working together for a goal.

My favourite topics were the time and risk management, as I believe these might be some of the most important to ensure the security of your project.

I had no expectations for this event and it really surprised me a lot! It was funny yet informative and the practical approach really helps to understand the needs and the techniques to solve them.

I had a wonderful time through all of it and would definitely recommend it to anyone, regardless of their background or interest.

Congratulations To All Who Have Participated In The T1FC at IUT Lumière Lyon 2!

IUT Lumière Lyon 2 - 2016

This is the second time we bring the T1FC at IUT Lumière Lyon 2. It was attended by 55 students of the courses: Coordinateur de Projet en Systèmes d’Information, Coordinateur de Projet en Gestion des Risques, Coordinateur de Projets en Gestion de la Sous-Traitance – Chargé d’affaires.

During the day they learned and practiced innovation, project management and sustainability while doing a real project. They had to negotiate and make decisions in initiating, planning and execution phases, while continuously monitoring the work.

Congratulations to all who have participated! Your presence together with your active contributions, good performance, feedback and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. We appreciate your positive feedback, and we will certanly take all your ideas on board to improve.

A big thank you. We will be there the next year!

Questions Discussed on Ask Us About Project Management Webinar

Pergunte Sobre Gestão de Projetos


No webinar gratuito “Pergunte sobre Gestão de Projetos”, realizado no dia 26 de Maio, demos respostas a dúvidas colocadas pelos participantes.

Deixamos aqui as perguntas que foram analisadas durante a sessão:

Q1: Num ambiente de consultoria de IT onde os projetos são de âmbito fechado, prazo e preço fixo, como é que uma metodologia ágil (por exemplo Scrum) pode ser implementada?


Q2: Ao utilizar a metodologia ágil, a gestão do risco é diferente da tradicional (em waterfall)? Se sim, em que medida?


Q3: As metodologias ágeis enfatizam a redução ou eliminação de documentação desnecessária (que não acrescenta valor ao projeto). Como é que se define que documentação deve ser obrigatória?


Q4: Qual a forma mais eficiente para gestão de projetos?


Q5: A metodologia Kaizen é uma boa aposta na gestão de projetos?


Q6: De que forma se pode implementar uma metodologia como a Kaizen para gestão de projetos em pequenas empresas?


Q7: Porque uma app de Gestão de Projetos?

Nesta sessão também discutimos sobre:

  • Lições aprendidas e reuniões de retrospectiva na metodologia scrum (agile).
  • Exemplos reais de aplicação de metodologias de gestão de projetos.

Want to know more?

Do you want to improve your business performance? We can help you to implement a consistent process in your company by using the best practices of Project Management.

Do you want to learn? We teach project management in a practical way. Learn with us about best practices and apply them in a real project.

Contact us emete@emete.com

What to do in Project Initiating?

What to do in project initiating?

Project initiating is the moment when we study and analyse our project and think in terms of feasibility to decide if is a good idea to do or not to do this project. It is an important stage because every project needs effort in terms of time and money.

Answering questions is the best way to understand the project in a deeper level. So, what are the best questions we need to answer in project initiating?

» What is the project?
» Why do we need to do it? Does the project belong to any corporate program? Does the project belong to any product/service in my organization?
» In what way does my project influence the business strategy? What are the benefits?
» What are the project objectives?
» Who are the stakeholders? Who is the client? Who is/will be the project manager? Who will be in my team?
» Do we have some constraints?
» Do we need to make assumptions? What are these assumptions?
» What about sustainability? In what way does this project contribute to the economical aspect of the company? In what way does this project contribute/affect the environment and the social aspect?
» What are the lessons learned? Do we have the opportunity to learn something in this stage?

When you ask yourself these questions and document the answers, you are ready to obtain authorization to start the project.


Want to know more?

Do you want to improve your business performance? We can help you to implement a consistent process in your company by using the best practices of Project Management.

Do you want to learn? We teach project management in a practical way. Learn with us about best practices and apply them in a real project.

Contact us emete@emete.com