The Making of: Explainer

A creative team, brainstorming and loads of motivation – that’s all you need to create something wonderful. The same thing happened to GetBadges explainer. Our team was focused on making it as simple and dynamic as possible, and guess what? We made it right! But let’s start from the beginning. Continue reading The Making of: Explainer

Why Gamification works? Part 3: social network

Gamification Creates a Social Network

When two people meet, anything may happen. They could have a conversation, or an argument. They could help each other, or they could fight. They could be polite or rude. Communication is especially beneficial when people share values and goals: it turns sets of individuals into teams. Continue reading Why Gamification works? Part 3: social network

Why Gamification Works? Part 2: Engagement

Gamification Creates Engagement

Engagement is the willingness to perform certain actions that lead to taking part in a certain experience.

What the “action” and the “experience” are is up to us.

Most traditional media, such as books and films, try to make the activity as simple as possible. Members of the audience are simply asked to pay attention. This doesn’t prevent media from providing a wide variety of experiences, to the point where no two pieces are exactly alike. Traditional media prove that we can offer engagement to any person or group, because there is always an experience they find valuable. Continue reading Why Gamification Works? Part 2: Engagement

Introducing the Badge Dungeon

Who said you can’t work and have fun at the same time? Here’s our first step into the realm of job-driven gaming: the Badge Dungeon.

The idea here is extremely simple: as you get your tasks done, GetBadges tracks and measures your progress. Just make sure to have our service integrated into your development tools, and the rest will be handled automatically. Your completed tasks will be registered as in-game events that increase the amount of your in-game resource, called Adrenaline. Continue reading Introducing the Badge Dungeon

Why Gamification Works? Part 1: Process creation

Gamification Creates Process

In order to work efficiently and stay motivated, human mind needs a few things:

  1. It needs to know the goal: what needs to be done, how it can be done, and why it should be done.
  2. It needs to know that the task is not infinite. Ideally, the time of completion should be known and not too far in the future. Tangible representations of progress are the second best thing.
  3. It needs to know, rather than expect or guess, what the outcome will be. The results should be predictable and beneficial.

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Meet GetBadges at AgileByExample 2016

 

AgileByExample is an international event for developers, testers and managers who apply Agile and Lean practices in their everyday work.It will be in October 11-12th 2016 and held in Multikino Ursynów, one of the largest cinemas in Warsaw.

GetBadges are going to ABE16 conference to continue our mission – to show how team’s collaboration can look today and how to support agile software development process in a fun way. Continue reading Meet GetBadges at AgileByExample 2016

How to sell in a Startup? Short guide for future Sales Specialist

Imagine this situation – one day you have a great idea for good software. You start to code, work all night long and yes – it’s finally finished! But then you ask yourself – ok I’ve created my dream program but I need to profit from it, right? What do you need to do? Yes, you need to sell it and Continue reading How to sell in a Startup? Short guide for future Sales Specialist

Causes of Project Failure: Project Management

Working on a project and suddenly found yourself at a loss? Hit a dead end road? Right now you’re probably thinking what’s wrong. And the potential causes of project failure are innumerable.

Are you confused with the roles within the project? Is the planning too complex? Fighting low morale? Running out of time? Cannot manage the team? You name it. There’s an awful lot of things that might have gone wrong.

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5 Causes of Low Job Satisfaction in IT

Bad news for developers – they may have some problems with low job satisfaction in IT. Now, a small question: who works in finances, telecommunication or government as a developer, please raise your hands.

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