On 9 September 2021, same as last year, I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Coming from about 20 students last year to over 30 students this year. Niek van Weert also wrote a blog post about the day (in Dutch), check it out. This year I requested the students to create a Word Cloud… Read More »What comes to mind when you think about Configuration Management?
On 10 September 2020 I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). I had a lot of fun doing this, but I was also impressed by the students ability to stay engaged during some hardcore CM topics like identification, the change process, impact analysis and re-identification. Of course we also did the CM Game. During… Read More »Let’s create our own Butterfly Effect
Ever wanted to play the Configuration Management Game? Do you think you have what it takes to deliver the right product on time? Or do you just want to know what it really is about? Join me at the 10x Medical Device Conference in London, UK on 17 February 2020. Which will be the first time ever the conference is held in Europe. It is not only a fun game, it is a… Read More »Play the Game @ 10x London
16 teams and over 120 participants @SemproConX19 Tuesday 19 November Martin Haket and I (Martijn Dullaart) facilitated the CM Game at SemproConX19 in Ankara Turkey in the Bilkent hotel. It was by far the largest group ever.16 teams with more than 120 participants took part in the game. The energy was amazing and it was a lot of fun! Thanks to Semiha Yasar from Sempro for inviting us and being a great host. And thanks to Ezgi Kalaycioglu for… Read More »16 teams and over 120 participants @ SemproConX19
Play the CM Game @ SemproConX19 Ever wanted to play the Configuration Management Game? Do you think you have what it takes to win the game?Or do you just want to know what it really is about? Join me and Martin Haket at SemproConX19 in Ankara Turkey on 18 and 19 November 2019 in the Bilkent hotel. It will be the largest group ever doing this game at the same time. It is not… Read More »Play the game @ SemproConX19
Can you Design, Order and Build the right configuration? The big announcement has arrived. The CM Game has officially been released to help create awareness about configuration management and train people on CM relevant skills. The CM Game is a fun and dynamic game to create awareness about configuration management and the challenges surrounding CM. It can be used at any level in your company or become part of a college… Read More »CM Game Released
How to acquire the required bricks I used bricklink studio to design the Truck, so the easiest way to order the right bricks is via bricklink.com as described below. But feel free to order the bricks elsewhere. Note I do not have any affiliation with bricklink.com other than that I used their design tool and ordered parts at the different sellers. Upload the HybridTruck.io file Goto bricklink.com Create an account and login Go to… Read More »How to acquire the required Bricks
How to print the materials Printing the CM Game – Complete Set for 1 Team PDF file is best done with the following settings (see also the screenshot made in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC printer settings): • Page sizing/handling: select “Fit” (to ensure oversized pages are still properly printed) • Uncheck “Print on both sides of paper” • Orientation: Select “Auto portrait/landscape” (because both are included in the file)
There are several ways that you can contribute to the CM Game: Start using the CM Game Share this website on social media Translate the CM Game Extend the CM Game Report and/or Fix issues Share other CM games Start using the CM Game Download the Game from the downloads page and follow the instructions on how to facilitate the game. And share your experiences on social media. Share this website on… Read More »How to contribute
Can you Design, Order and Build the right configuration? Are you ready to try the first Open Source Configuration Management Game? The CM Game is a fun and dynamic game to create awareness about configuration management and the challenges surrounding CM. The game makes use of LEGO® bricks (1) and is available for free under an Open Source license: CC BY-SA 4.0 (excluding the bricks). Why? The reason for this is… Read More »Can you Design, Order and Build the right configuration?