Rival Effort; effective is efficient

For teams and companies to be successful, the ability to deliver rapidly has moved from luxury to necessity. Even with a clear company goal, people often act irrationally when it comes to optimizing the underlying processes. As much fun as it can be to focus on the new, beautiful, or innovative, these companies are focused on the ultimate measure of value: revenue.

Rival Effort is a collaboration with bitNomad and explores process optimization and efficiency strategies, asking players to explore how to manage their effort between projects. Through the game participants become managers in a company competing to make as much profit, and thus winning a promotion. After playing the game, an open discussion and debrief with all of the players ensure a solid understanding of the key principals and learning of the game.

Rival Effort was launched in October 2014 with expansion of the parameters occurring into the winter of 2014-2015.