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Stabil-IT

A strategic euro-style business strategy game of coping with disruption in an evolving IT landscape

For non-commercial use Stabil-IT (pronounced "stability") is a strategic business game encompassing the service layer of corporate IT. The game provides a unique group activity for on-boarding, team-building or simply as a fun but challenging social activity. This semi co-operative game places you as manager of one of six IT services, dealing with incidents and disruptions, analysing root causes and creating new improved releases. Whilst developing your service and supporting your users you must still ensure that other services still perform for the company. In the end it is all about which player or team will create the most business value.

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Stabil-IT represents a simplified company IT landscape with six IT services, each supporting a different area of the business. Each service is powered by a number of technical services as well as its application software. However it's been a long time since the technical services were brought up to date and they urgently need to be life-cycled. Even though the company knows that rushing the life-cycling through will cause disruptions it's decided to bite the bullet to avoid the otherwise inevitable catastrophic failure.

You manage one or two services and need to build up the stability in your services, fix any failures and try to release new versions of your services. Over the course of the game, your weakest area will start to fail leading to a loss stability in that area. If you run out of stability you are no longer able to resist disruptions.

Stabil-IT uses an agile sprint planning mechanism with a fixed amount of effort available to perform actions. All players plan at the same time to achieve the best results for their service whilst ensuring the jointly managed services don't suffer. Each player decides how best to use their available effort. Effective knowledge management will give you a better chance though as it will extend the amount of work you can complete in each sprint.

Points are scored at the end of the game for appreciation earned and confidence built. Points are lost for unresolved incidents. The player with the highest number of points is the winner.


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Requirements

90-120
2-4
18+

Components

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Vitals

Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date September 12, 2014
Edition Second
Department Board Games
Theme Computers
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Business
Primary Mechanic Resource Control
More Info Stabil-IT web site

Why buy this?

  • Randomised starting positions with multiple strategies
  • Semi-cooperative game-play encourages player interaction
  • Introduction to agile methodology through sprint planning

Notes

  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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