March 22, 2016

FAQ

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  • 1.Relevant for all phases
  • “What are the different columns on my personal dashboard?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – The ‘Missions’ column contains the mission(s) you are to complete or have already completed. You’ll also get a short mission description and a timer showing when the next phase begins. The ‘Activity feed’ lets you track what is happening right now. Finally, the ‘Message’ column is where you can read messages from the recruiting company or write a message to a recruiter.

  • “How do I disable e-mail notifications?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – When you’re logged into the Peerpilot system, click on your name in the top right corner and ‘Edit your profile’. Scroll to the bottom and tick off the “Disable email notification” box. Unless you disable them, you will get e-mail notifications when:

    1. a new phase starts
    2. someone has built on your ideas or solutions (and you are not currently logged in)
    3. you receive a message in your Peerpilot inbox
  • “What happens if I can’t be online exactly when a given phase begins?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – It is not required of you to be online the very moment a new phase begins, although we encourage you to do so if possible. As long as a phase is still open, you can add your contribution and make an impact.

  • “I have missed the preliminary phases, so can I still participate?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – Even though you’ve missed a phase or two, you can still make an impact in the mission.

  • “When do the mission phases start and end?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – The invitation e-mail shows an overview of the entire mission and when each phase begins. All phases are sequential and have a fixed time frame. Each phase ends as the next one starts. No overlaps. On your personal dashboard and in each phase, there is a timer showing the time left in the current phase.

  • “Why does the ‘End Tour’ button not work?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – On the dashboard and in each phase, you have to complete the introduction tour by clicking “Next” until the “End tour” button activates. If you click “Help” in the top right corner to review the tour again, the “End tour” button will be active from the beginning.

  • “Can I take a phase introduction tour again?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – Yes, as much as you like. Just click on the question mark in the top right corner. If you are on your personal dashboard, it will open the welcome message. If you click the question mark in one of the phases, it will open the introduction tour for that specific phase.

  • “I’ve already taken the tour, but it keeps reappearing. How can I make it stop?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – The system forces you to go through the tour the first time you get to a new phase. When you click the “End tour” button, after having viewed the tour, the browser stores this information in a cookie. The next time you enter the same phase, you won’t have to complete the tour again. Although, you need to have cookies enabled in order not to go through the tour every time.

  • “Why is there not a chat function?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – The system has to accommodate people participating from all over the world, and thus also across time zones, as well as the fact that there should be as close to equal opportunities as possible for people with limited time or only certain available hours during the mission. A chat would not only make it almost impossible to catch up and make an impact for late arrivals and it would also most likely render the data and input useless.

  • 2.Briefing
  • “What is the Briefing phase?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – Here, you’ll get a description of the challenge you are to solve in collaboration with the other candidates. Read the description carefully so you’re ready for the next phase, where the action begins. No other action is required in the Briefing phase.

  • “I don’t understand the challenge?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – Don’t give up just yet. The next phase (Preparation phase) is a brainstorm. Maybe you’ll be inspired by the other candidates’ ideas and have your own creativity ignited.

  • “I’ve read the Briefing carefully, what now?”
    admin23-03-2016

    – You simply wait for the Preparation phase to begin. You can start thinking of ways to approach the challenge. Remember, you can always log out and return to Peerpilot at a later point in time.

  • 3.Preparation
  • “What is the Preparation phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – This is the brainstorming phase. At this point, the system has already randomly divided you into large groups. The purpose of the brainstorm is to inspire each other to come up with great ideas on how to solve the challenge (not for making comments or asking questions). Add ideas and inspirations as you would using a mind-map.

  • “What is expected of me in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – You should create ideas and inspirations along with reading and rating the input of the other candidates.

  • “How do I create Input?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – You add ideas and inspirations by clicking on another idea, inspiration or the challenge in the centre. An input box will open and you can choose between an idea or an inspiration (in the top right corner of the input box). Both need a headline and a short description of maximum 200 characters before you’re able to click ‘Add’. This limit is set to encourage precision and brevity in descriptions of ideas and inspirations, and to keep someone from adding a detailed solution in the middle of a brainstorm (there will be plenty of opportunity for providing full solutions in the Execution phase).

  • “What are the circles in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – Besides the orange circle in the centre containing the information about the challenge, the read circles in the Preparation phase represent ideas. Make sure your ideas are easy to develop into full solutions in the later Execution phase.
    circle

  • “What are the squares in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – A square is an inspiration. Use it to inspire the other candidates or to show your own source of inspiration. Inspirations can be all sorts of links (e.g. a youtube video) or files (such as PDFs or images).
    inspiration

  • “How can I see what I’ve already read and rated?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – The white and orange boarders around ideas and inspirations disappear when you read and rate them, respectively.

  • “Should I give feedback on inputs made by the other candidates?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – The setup in Peerpilot is not meant for you to enter into a discussion of each other’s input. Rather than discussing, making comments and raising questions, you should focus on putting forth convincing ideas for the other candidates to be inspired by. In the later Execution phase, you will be able to build on the solutions of others’, thereby co-creating long, coherent solutions to the challenge.

  • “Is rating inputs important?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – Yes, it’s important you express your opinion about the inputs made by other candidates, which is done by rating and not by commenting. Simply hover the mouse over an idea or inspiration and click on the thumbs up or down to rate it.

  • 4.Team
  • What is the Team phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – In this phase, you’ll decide which idea to develop into full solutions to the challenge. Ideas created in the Preparation phase are presented in a list. Vote on the ideas in accordance with your desire to develop them further in the Execution phase.

  • “What is expected of me in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – Read through the list and vote on the ideas. Only the best idea is transferred to the next phase.

  • 5.Execution
  • “What is the Execution phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – Now your group from the Preparation phase has been divided into small teams. Each team is to develop the chosen idea into one or more full solutions to the challenge. Collaboration is key as you build on each other’s input to form coherent solutions.

  • “What is the difference between the Preparation and Execution phases?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – In the Preparation phase you’re brainstorming on ideas, in the Execution phase you’re developing one specific idea into one or more full solutions. In contrast to ideas in Preparation, each of the solutions in Execution are expected to be much more comprehensive and actually solve the challenge from the Briefing. You’re still completely anonymous, however, you can distinguish between each other via different identity colours.

  • “What is expected of me in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – You’re expected to come up with one or more solutions to the challenge by adding full solutions and/or building on/developing those of proposed by your team members. It’s a team effort, so make sure to make use of the ‘Build-ons’ to add content to existing solutions, making them even better. Like in the Preparation phase, you’re also expected to read and rate the input of other candidates.

  • “What are the circles in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – The orange circle in the centre contains the chosen idea from Preparation and is now the new point of departure, from which you are to develop into one or more full solutions to the challenge. The identity-coloured circles in the Execution phase each represent a full solution to the challenge inspired by the chosen idea. You create a solution by clicking on another solution, a ‘Build-on’, an inspiration or the idea in the middle. A solution must be at least 200 characters.
    solution

  • “What are the triangles in this phase”
    admin24-03-2016

    – A ‘Build-on’ is an extension of a solution. It’s just like adding new/more content or paragraphs to a document. Building on existing ‘Build-ons’ creates a chain of paragraphs that form an entire solution. Click on solutions, ‘Build-ons’ or inspirations to add a new ‘Build-on’. A ‘Build-on’ must be at least 200 characters.
    buildon

  • 6.Evaluation
  • “What is the Evaluation phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – In this phase, you’ll decide on which solution to become the team’s final solution. All the solutions, including build-ons, created in the Execution phase are presented in a list. Click on each to see exactly what you’re voting for.

  • “What is expected of me in this phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – Vote on the solution(s) you consider the best. The solution with highest amount of votes becomes the team’s final solution.

  • 7.Debriefing
  • “What is the Debriefing phase?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – The team’s final solution to the challenge is presented.

  • “We’ve found a solution, what now?”
    admin24-03-2016

    – When the final solution appears in the Debriefing phase, the mission is considered over. Now your performance will be taking into consideration by the recruiting company. No action is required.

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