Experiencing the Necessity of Project Management Through the Egg-Dropping-Challenge
After finishing a traditional (theory/tool-orientated) class on PM, students do not necessarily understand the connection between the phases and the overall need for PM. Therefore, a game was designed to let the students experience and reflect the challenges of project work. The game is an adaptation of the “egg-dropping-challenge” (Cp. e.g. http://eggdropproject.org/). The challenge is to create a structure for a raw egg that protects it from cracking at a specific height of a fall. This challenge is in my version integrated in a comprehensive project cycle. The pen portrait describes the idea of the game and the implementation.
KeywordsProject planning Simulation Motivation Teamwork
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