[How I Built It] Popular Word Game

JustinDOnofrio
edited January 10 in Blog

How I Built It - Popular Word Game w/ Justin D'Onofrio


Community Manager note: In our new “How I Built It” series, we will be showcasing the incredible talent in the Anaplan ecosystem! From technical content that will help you navigate common challenges, to insights into creative solutions — these videos will offer a peek into how your peers do their jobs.


Hi Anaplanners! I’m excited to kick off this new Community video series with a fun video that you, your colleagues, and even your family may enjoy. In the spirit of back-to-school, the popularity of word games, and friendly competition, I created a How I Built It tutorial on how to recreate a Popular Word Game in Anaplan (it rhymes with Hurdle!).

In the video, I walk through an overview on how to play, then what the setup looks like in Anaplan. This game took me about 3 hours to build, but it’s been worth the time spent as my colleagues are all enjoying a little friendly competition. It’s also been a great enablement tool to get people excited about leveraging Anaplan for other planning use cases.

Check it out, and I would love to hear of other fun ways you have used Anaplan in your company. Leave a comment!


About the Author: Justin D'Onofrio

JustinDOnofriojpgJustin D’Onofrio is a Managing Director and Planning Solutions Team Lead at Platform Specialists, an Accordion Company. He has more than 15 years of experience leading the deployment of forecasting and analytic solutions for companies ranging from mid-market PE-backed to Fortune 1000.  Justin’s specific expertise is in the Performance Management space, primarily serving finance team use cases. He has been in the Anaplan ecosystem since 2018 and is a Certified Master Anaplanner.

Comments

  • @JustinDOnofriogreat idea!

    Would love to challenge with you one day!

    I loved how you elegantly made checkers for wrong input. But what if someone inputs two letters in one cell and no letters to the next one?

    Did you think about creating an alphabet list with all valid letters? Additionally this list could help with capital letters.