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Internship – Digital - Agile Gamification

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Nederland

Job Number: 00488738


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Internship – Digital - Agile Gamification


Job description


Increasing collaboration in distributed Agile teams by applying gamification

Agile methods inevitably made an entrance into the enterprise world. As the market has made a move towards outsourcing software development towards near- and offshore locations, Agile projects will need to enable outsourcing as well. The term coined in Agile projects is ‘distributed Agile.'


Another trend in the market is gamification, also known as serious gaming. Interactive learning in the form of games has taken a flight and is widely spread. In this thesis proposal, we want to investigate how we can make the most out of gamification when we have offshore components in our projects. 


The research will consist of two parts, a theoretical and a practical one. In the theoretical part, we expect a literature study on gamification and its effectiveness when applied in a distributed context. Furthermore, the theoretical part should contain a comparison between Agile games so that there is a ranking of games based on effectiveness when distributed and the possibility to port the game to an online version.


The second part of the thesis will consist of creating the actual game and testing it in a few teams to establish its effectiveness in comparison to the original game.


Place in the organization


Accenture is one of the world's largest independent providers of technology services. Our Technology professionals lead and implement highly complex technology projects. Working with clients, they design, develop and deliver a broad range of challenging and global IT projects. These professionals may build, test, install and maintain software across a variety of projects and industries working with leading enterprise applications such as SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and Oracle or with custom-built applications the field of Analytics, Mobile, Cloud, SaaS, and Digital.


Are you the perfect candidate?

•    You are in the final year of your HBO; preferably in IT of business IT
•    You are a team player with excellent communication skills
•    Excellent in both Dutch and English languages
•    You can work independent
•    You are eager to learn and are ambitious
•    You can solve complex issues of all sorts


What can we offer you?

Within Accenture, we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses.

•    You will be guided by a team of experienced consultants
•    You will receive a compensation and a laptop
•    You will gain knowledge and expertise of Accenture
•    You will gain experience within a large international consulting firm
•    You will expand your professional network


Additional information

•    Period:   6 months
•    Hours per week:  40
•    Location:   Utrecht: Flexible workplace (work among our colleagues)
•    Stardate:                  Immediately



We are looking forward to meeting you. Apply directly online through the button “Solliciteer online” and send us your cv and application letter. For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Esmeralda Wesselink at telephone number 020-5729831 or via

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.


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