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AIS Online Learning Lab

So this is The Lab.

The workspace for the AIS Online Learning team.

 

Version 0.5

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Version 1.0 (personalised and break out meeting space enabled)

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Version 1.1, (webinar enabled)

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Lorence our project manager at PLANE has been utilising one of the office walls in a very effective way.

The PLANE Wall of Truth also known as the Great Wall of Parra.

It has project deliverables, milestones, status of work packages, links to wiki pages all colour coded and all in one birds eye view.

We have our daily stand up meetings around this wall.

What a fantastic addition to managing a large project.

(since these photos were taken a lot more has been added to the Wall)

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

PLANE Wall of Truth aka Great Wall of Parra

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We have more new badges.

This is batch 3 now, that brings a total of over 45 different badges.

Hat awards batch 3

Hat awards batch 3

Hat awards

Mark Focas and I re-introducing the badges to the team. 

Hat awards

Lorence with his PLANE pilot hat and 'hat awards' 

The ‘hat awards’ is a playful internal badge system that Mark, Lorence and I started playing with as a prototype last year.

It’s ready for whole team to play with.

Some rules we were using,

  • Rule 1: there must be a 2 of 3 quorum to award a badge
  • Rule 2: it must be a meaningful, real and public recognition of work for the reward
  • Rule 3: you must wear the pilot hats to give the badges

It’s a way to practice, trial, validate and reflect on badge mechanics that can be applied to the overall PLANE project.

A way to share the love (and the karma) in the team and its just humorous and fun!

'Hat awards' collection

'Hat awards' collection

'Hat awards' hat

'Hat awards' hat

'Hat awards' wall

'Hat awards' wall

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Cycle to work

Cycle to work.

I have an oppurtunity to cycle to work.

An amazing ride from Strathfield to Parramatta.

The path I follow is,

  • start along North Strathfield cafe strip
  • through the Bicentennial Park, Homebush
  • past The Armoury, Newington
  • over the Silverwater Bridge
  • past Meadowbank Wharf
  • along the Parramatta River
  • behind the University of Western Sydney campus grounds
  •  up into the Parramatta CBD

What a top way to start the morning and to end the office work day with.

No I didn’t ride down those stairs in the photo!

I think my bike, my body and my confidence wouldn’t have been able to deal with it.

That photo was just a slight detour I did exploring that particular bridge.

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Lunchtime soccer

Lunchtime soccer!

I like to play the game of soccer.

Every Tue and Thur there is a casual soccer match in the park next to the office.

Its a good balance to the mostly sitting in front of a computer type of work in the office environment.

A 40 min run around, 10 min to have a shower and then grab a quick bite back at the desk.

My mind feels sharper and my body invigorated after the physical exercise session.

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PLANE offices wall decal

One of the wall decals in the PLANE offices.

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Lunch time soccer

Lunch time soccer every Tue and Thur in the park across the road.

Some things that make a good work environment,

  • Cool people
  • Work life balance
  • Health and well being
  • Lots of natural light
  • Creative and fun work
  • Humor
  • Good coffee

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PLANE interns

It’s cool to be an intern.

You get,

  • to work on real world projects in the industry
  • to add to your portfolio and show reel
  • to meet, work and network with a wide range of experienced professionals
  • to learn on the job and study at the same time mixing theory with practice
  • to usually get incentives like food, drink and other stuff
  • to have fun! (fun = learning)
Beverages

Beverages

Beverages

Beverages

Beverages

Beverages

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