Media & Publications
Zu Gast im „Neue Wirtschaft“ Podcast
The „Neue Wirtschaft“ Podcast invited me to talk about gamification and Escape the BOOM. You can listen to it here.
Team building and remote collaboration with „Escape the BOOM“
How to grow as a team and have fun while defusing bombs together.
A field report by Marjoke Franken, María Berenguer and myself. Published in Projektmagazin 16/20 (English)
Liberating Structures für mehr Ideenreichtum
My latest editorial on Liberating Structures, published in Projektmagazin 11/2020
Also available: What I Need From You (Liberating Structure) in Projektmagazin’s method library (German)
Zu Gast im „Serious Games“ Podcast
Julian Kea invited me to his „Serious Games“ Podcast to chat about Escape the BOOM and Serious Gaming. Listen to it here. (German)
Das Pendel meines Vaters
An essay on complexity. My Contribution to the „Blog Parade“ of the PM-Camp Berlin
Material & Downloads
This is the growing section where I share the material that I designed and used in my workshops, trainings & talks. All material published by Michael Cramer under cc 4.0 Attribution Licence. Feel free to download.
My template to facilitate group work for improvement measures
Because I like to introduce the Poverty Trap and the Rigidity trap in a separate step in my workshops, I created two template versions for this Liberating Structure*
I wrote an essay with a thorough description of this structure in the Projektmagazin (German)
* for a description of these Liberating Structures check out www.LiberatingStructures.com or my essay on Liberating Structures at Projektmagazin.de
Scrum & Agile
My illustration of the Scrum cycle as I use it in my trainings – now updated to the 2020 version of the Scrum Guide, including the commitments category
Agile & Scrum Factsheet
The 2-pager with the basic facts on Agile and Scrum
The Cynefin template I use in my seminars
Scrum Setup Canvas
A canvas I use in workshops and seminars to structure the initial setup of a new Scrum project
The same canvas with leading questions to guide you through the different aspects
Retros & Lessons Learned
Gut Feeling Barometer
My favorite tool to start a regular Retrospective
I like to use the timeline in Lessons Learned sessions for a longer duration, i.e. completed client projects
The Canvas I like to use for Project Initiation, Kick-Off Events and Project Management Trainings
Intercultural Project Canvas
A special version of the Project Canvas for Projects in an International / Intercultural Environment
Keynotes, Talks & Sessions
Additive Agile & Liberating Structures
The slides of my Keynote at the PM-Camp Munich 2019 (German)
Session documentation of an exercise I designed for training scaled Scrum. Documentation follows.
This is a talk I did together with Florian Lassan from EOS at the Agile World conference in Munich.
The proceedings can be found on the Agile World website.
Escape the BOOM!
Flipchart notes of the Bomb Defuser Retrospective Sessions at Play4Agile, PM-Camp MUC and Agile Game Night. Download the game at www.Escape-the-BOOM.com. If you are interested in a fun and insightful workshop, just send me a note.