By Sigrid Westad Brandshaug, Elli Verhulst, Mette Mari Wold Johnsenin, Engage NTNU

Pave the way for the team to explore (diverge) and concretize which actors might have an interest in the team’s idea, and what value the project could provide for these actors. This may later help the teams to choose an idea and to consider how they might involve the actors in the project development.

Time: Part 1: 20 minutes for evaluating one project idea (add another 10 minutes for each idea to be evaluated). Part 2: 10 minutes for evaluating one project idea

When: In the start-up phase

Preparations: Print the document “Create value for others” in A3 format – one form for each project idea to be assessed, about 3 forms for each team. Choose whether to use PowerPoint to present the exercise (a presentation suggestion is available on Blackboard). Read the points on this page and the next two pages so that you are prepared for the exercise and for questions from the students.

Your role: You are the process leader and keep track of the time. The facilitator team should feel free to distribute the student teams among them, so that they can observe the different teams and possibly provide spontaneous facilitation to them.