This event was part of Festival of Learning 2014 and was led by BU’s David Biggins. It was a lively session, providing a brief introduction to project management, followed by delivery of a live ‘project’ within groups.
In just 18 minutes and with limited materials the groups had to build a spaghetti tower that would support a marshmallow at the top. This exercise demonstrated key aspects of project management, including shared experience, common language and prototypes.
David then went into more detail about what makes a successful project and the reasons why projects fail.