Project Management Institute Make Reality Challenge 2021

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1 October 2021 – 17 March 2022


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What is the challenge?

In the Make Reality Challenge, participating teams must think about problems in the sub themes related to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) mentioned below. They have to propose solutions in the ideation round focusing on a single identified problem. The teams will then use low code/no code tools in the next round to develop the prototype of an APP which helps address the identified problem.

Make Reality Challenge 2021 Stages

Stage 1 (Ideation)

1 October – 21 November 2021

Participating team identifies a problem area related to any of the sub-themes mentioned above recommended. They share the details of the same by filling the provided submission template.

Following information has to be submitted the Template provided:

  • Team details (Name of the team, Team Members, etc.)
  • Chosen theme (any one of the four)
  • Articulating the problem statement from the chosen theme.
  • Low-Code/ No-Code platform to be used. (optional)
  • Details of the proposed solution.
  • Key stakeholders and resources.
  • Deliverables and dependencies.
  • Technical/Functional architecture.

They will be evaluated on the following by a panel of Judges

  • Alignment of the problem with SDGs
  • Concept
  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Implementation of Idea

Stage 2 (Prototype Building)

9 December – 17 January 2022

The selected teams must build the prototype of the APP for the idea submitted in the previous round using the recommended Low-Code/ No-Code platform.

The Teams have to submit the following

  • On the Mercer Mettl platform, the teams have to share the access URL of their prototype (from the low code/no code tool used) and grant access permission to an email id that will be communicated.
  • They also need to submit a short video of not more than 5 minutes depicting the functionality of their app.

The Video should contain:

  • Detail of the team members.
  • Low-Code/No-Code platform used
  • Description of the prototype
  • Features
  • High-level Design of the prototype
  • Step by step functionality of the Prototype built.( use of PowerPoint prototyping recommended)

They will be evaluated on the following by a panel of Judges:

  • Code Quality
  • Visual – User Interface
  • Implementation
  • Overall Usability

Stage 3 (Grand Finale)

17 March 2022

All the previous submissions made by the teams will be evaluated by the panel. Based on the submissions/presentation, the teams will have a live QnA session where they are expected to answer the questions asked by the Judges.

Evaluation Parameters

  • Presentation & Articulation.
  • Impact & Scalability.
  • Extraordinary Idea.
  • Question & Answer.

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