"Project" does not only mean here a socially useful initiative but any
As a matter of fact, our lives are made up of such projects, small and big, realistic or unrealistic. How can you effectively manage them, determine and specify your goal, appropriately prioritise and efficiently plan your time?
Life as a Project helps you to reflect in a realistical way, how project implementation affects your personal live by helping or interfering, changing priorities or creating new opportunities. It raises the awareness...
In addition, the game helps to gain the skills of setting and analysing your own priorities. As such, it is useful for anyone who wants to achieve a balance in his or her life:
During the game, every player lives 4 weeks of 'his/her personal life' and is a member of the project implementation team. Therefore every hour of a day is waiting for you with a professional or personal challenge. Every day you will set yourself and your team important tasks. Every week your reflect your success, plans and efficiency.
The game has two success components — personal (effective planning of personal time) and team (successful project implementation) with different success criteria.
The personal component is chosen by each player individually:
At the end, every player analyses how he/she has achieved the goal at the end of the game. The winner should achieve his/her goal with the best result.
The game is intended for 4–8 players.
Depending from the level(s) of experience in the group and the learning goals, the playing time might differ from 3 hours up to 8 hours. We recommend to take at least three hours for play plus reflection.
Our experienced facilitators moderate the playing process, the reflection and offer occasionally further training that builds on the specific needs of the participants.
This game was created with the support of Alternative Education (Ukraine), MitOst e.V. (Germany) and financial assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Olga Diatel and Bohdan Velhan
Linnéa Mühlenkamp, faciliator of the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg