Technology Manager is an I.T management board game set in an economy similar to the real world of IT, it makes an exciting adventure! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 5, 2013.
About this project
Technology Manager is an I.T management board game set in an economy similar to the real world of businesses, with different industry markets. Battle for winning clients, manage money, make deals, and band together to survive in the I.T industry. This game teaches “Information and Technology Processes” so you will learn different strategies and concepts of Managing an IT business and the issues involved so it makes an exciting adventure.
Clementine Games is a group of software developers and game developers in New York City, this young company created by Juan Garcia I.T professional and game designer is excited to bring you a new role-playing board game. Technology Manager (working title) aims to recapture the technological skills that a IT manager should have, troubleshooting, negotiation, imagination, depth, and skills of managing a IT department, technician, that we enjoyed making - and playing, so now we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!
Technology Manager is a cooperative tabletop board game for 1-4 players, playing time is 150 minutes. Set in a unique technology world of hardware and software, you control a company that manages clients, owns datacenters, Fight businesses, buy datacenter contracts “SLA”, and develop your strategy to make 2 million TM dollars and be successful in the IT industry.
The game is available to backers starting at the $45 pledge and contains:
4 Technicians (Movers)
1 Full Color TM-IT guide & Rule Book
1 Game board
21 SLA “Service Level Agreement” cards
21 “Datacenter” Upgrade Cards (Release 1.0)
42 “Datacenter Upgrade Cards (Release 2.0) (Optional)
14 CTO “Chief Technology Officer” Cards
14 Board Meeting Cards
24 Lucky Cards
12 SAN “Storage Area Network”
Box with Technology Manager Money
4 Reminder Cards
Final game “Technology Manager”
Technology Manager I.T Service Desk Game
Your technician function is to visit clients on their datacenter; the CTO function is to manage the process and the cards. (Note you will perform the technician and the CTO function as well.)
Incident Management: “Service Support – Upgrade Cards”
Problem Management: “Service Support– Upgrade Cards”
Change Management: “Service Support– Upgrade Cards”
Release Management: “Service Support– Upgrade Cards”
Configuration Management: “Service Support– Upgrade Cards”
Service Level Management: “Service Delivery – CTO & SLA Cards”
Financial Management: “Service Delivery– CTO & SLA Cards”
IT Continuity Management: “Service Delivery– CTO & SLA\DR Cards”
Availability Management: “Service Delivery– CTO & SLA\DR Cards”
Capacity Management: “Service Delivery– CTO & SLA Cards”
TM Service Lifecycle
TM Service Strategy: Strategy, Service Economics, Strategy & Organization, Technology & Strategy
TM Service Operation: Event & Request Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Technology, Operations, Access, Monitoring & Control
TM Service Design: Policy Planning & Implementation, Availability, Capacity, IT Service Continuity, Service Level Management, Outsource Design
TM Service Transition: Change Build & Test, Release & Deployment Management, Service Asset & Configuration Management, Knowledge Management
TM Continual Service Improvement: Measurement, Trends, Reporting & Analysis, Review, Assessment, Service Improvement
The main goal of Technology Manager is to collect 2 million TM dollars and have a Successful IT Service Desk Strategy and WIN!!!!!
Technology manager teaches in a fun way how to?
Provide Service, Quality, Process, Measurement, Cost, Proactive
Documenting, negotiating and agreeing Customer and business quality targets and responsibilities in Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Regular assessment of Customer opinions in Customer Feedback and Customer Satisfaction
IT personnel regularly taking the ‘Customer journey’ and sampling the ‘Customer experience’
IT personnel taking the Customer and Business perspective and always trying to keep Customer interactions as simple and enjoyable as possible
Technology Manager isn't just a game -- it's a complete I.T game system (and a way of life that people that understand technology!) I been planning this game for the past 5 years, many designers have been involved in the evolution of this game and its technological concepts, I’ve worked on IT service desk, projects, implementation, pre-sales, sales departments for different Technology companies and this dream started since 2005, we release the server and network edition and eventually the database and infrastructure edition, also this is a game that in the next 6 months we will be releasing the video game version of Technology Manager (To be announced).
Technology manager teaches the process in a fun way on how to Support Services
(First Release) Servers and Application Maintenance Service
(First Release) Network Support Service
(Second Release) Database Maintenance Service
(Second Release) Infrastructure Maintenance Service
Final game board “Technology Manager”
Service Level Agreement Cards:
Board Meeting card:
Here are some recommended backer levels! :
Our humble thanks, a digital Technology Management Pocket Guide that features concept of TM-ITLI (Information and Technology Library Information) and the history of Technology Manager from inception to production as well as high-resolution images of the game.
At this level, you’ll receive Technology Manager: Infrastructure and Technology TM-IT pocket guide.
At this level, you’ll receive Technology Manager: Infrastructure and Technology game! You will also receive the TM-ITLI pocket guide.
At this level, you’ll receive Technology Manager: Infrastructure and Technology game! You will also receive the TM-ITLI pocket guide and the official TM T-shirt.
As an emerging game company we like to get our production values to the highest quality we can.
Our company has developed the game to a point where we are ready to produce it. As this is our first published game board project, our initial capital is very limited and we need your help to get a better production value for the game. Each backer can literally make the game better by allowing us to invest on more luxurious components than our very limited budget can support.
We need your support! Help us make Technology Manager the most exciting Information and Technology management game system!
$5000 – Technology Manager First Release if Reached! - We reached $5000 of funding, so we could produce our first Technology Manager Game Release 1.0 (Server and Network Edition)!
$10000 – Technology Manager Upgrade if Reached! - We reached $10000 of funding, so we could produce our first Technology Manager Game Release 2.0 (Database and Infrastructure Edition)!
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Visit our Website http://www.clementinegames.com/
Risks and challenges
There is a tremendous amount of work for printing and logistics but with a great team on my end things would work perfectly once founded.. and finally... the biggest challenge... fulfillment! Depending on how many backers there are, what rewards, options and stretch goals are met... we could be looking at packing and shipping a lot of unique rewards to customers all over the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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