We’ve all been on ugly projects before. Maybe you’re on one now. Maybe Mr. Scope Creep is sending you another request as we speak. Before you stay up late trying to please, or stand up to push back, send him and the rest of your team to the iTunes store to download the game.
Why did we make this app? Our client, ESI International trains project managers. They had a new message: “Projects are ugly. Protect yourself.” They also had a new product we invented called Skillsharks™ – a web-based learning community for project managers. They wanted to market the message and the product in a new way. A few months and more than 600 images and animations later, ESI has an app for that.
The Ugly Projects™ game is a fun way to deliver a message. The objective of the game is simple: Defeat the 12 “Uglies” – Bad Apple, Scope Creep, Budget Buster—you’ll recognize them all as you pound, stomp and shoot them into submission. The app won’t fix your project, but a little fun never hurt anyone—unless of course you happen to be on the wrong end of our hero’s mallet.