With our game “Resource Management – Place Your Bets”, you will playfully dive into the world of resource management. In several rounds, you will get to know the most important principles of functioning planning on an abstract level and in a fun way and find out under which conditions you can realistically plan your projects and resources. To all project and resource managers out there: Get ready and place your bets!
All players spread out around a large table and are given a role for the game by the dealer: resource manager, project manager, manager, or employee. A total of four rounds are played, after each round the points are awarded by the dealer.
Each round of the game has its own rules: Sometimes the project managers are allowed to simply take the resources, and sometimes they have to request them from the resource managers. Sometimes they are allowed to exchange information with the other players, sometimes they have no insight into the planning.
In addition to these two roles, there are managers and employees who take on an observational role in the game and are allowed to subjectively evaluate the outcome of each round. The management always has the company’s optimum in mind, while the employees are primarily concerned with their own workload.
The overall aim of the game is to score as many points as possible together as a team: You want to achieve the maximum for your company, implement your projects in the best possible way and thus survive in the market.
With the help of additional event and risk cards, you can take the idea further: What if resources are absent due to illness? Or what if a new project has to be scheduled at short notice? What happens if resources are committed even though they are not available?