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Open Kitchen: The impact of Serious Gaming on teams and organizations

Serious Gaming - To play is to Understand

March 14, 2022

After the huge success of the first edition, we are organizing a second edition of the Open Kitchen; Serious Gaming - To Play is to Understand.

When: Monday March 14, 2022, 4 pm.
Where: Xebia, Laapersveld 27, 1213 VB Hilversum
Language: Netherlands

Do you want to know more about, and at the same time experience what Serious Gaming can mean for your team(s) and organization? Get inspired during this Open Kitchen: Serious Gaming - To play is to understand. Discover how teams work together, which roles people naturally assume and what impact this has on the change process. Learn how you can accelerate (and slow down!) each other and experience how a game can increase commitment and ensure that people really understand how Agile works in practice. 

After this Open Kitchen you have experienced what Serious Gaming can do for you, your team(s) and your organization as an Agile Consultant, Agile Coach, Product Owner or Scrum Master. We will not only talk about Serious Gaming, we just do it!


  • 4:00 pm Welcome
  • 4:15 pm Introduction: Serious Gaming
  • 4:30 pm Play the Game – experience the impact of Serious Gaming
  • 6.15/6:30 pm Diner, drinks and networking
  • 7.15 pm Debrief
  • 8.00 pm End

Seats are limited

Learn from the thougtleaders:

Rik de Groot staand 1

Rik de Groot, Principal Consultant in Organizational Transformation & Change. As a lead consultant in transformations, he gets energy from guiding and coaching the employees and the leadership team. In the last 10 years he has trained hundreds of employees and coaches for various companies such as KPN, ING, APG, Rabobank, ASR, Topicus. Rik is author of the book: Agile - Pocketguide for Agile Organizations and examiner of the Agile Master Certification.


Marianne Pot-3

Marianne Pot is an Agile Management Consultant with a strong background in both business and IT. She is known for her ability to guide teams on their way to professional Scrum in challenging environments. With her no-nonsense approach, she manages to get teams and departments unstuck and moving in the right direction fast. Marianne combines the ability to help teams to do the right things with an innate sense of urgency to also help them to be seen doing that. 

Hygiene and safety protocol
For this event we will follow the COVID-19 guidelines as stated by the Dutch government. This means the event will be organized with a limited capacity and talks will be seated. Checks at the entrance:

All participants are required:

  • to be fully vaccinated, or
  • to have recovered from COVID-19, or
  • to show a proof of a negative test no older than 24 hours.

In the Netherlands you can register for a test on the day before the event with (also in English). Test results are usually available in two hours. You can use the Corona Check App to prove you are fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative test result. You can also get a printed version at Please make sure to bring your ID.

Book your seat!