Ländliche Entwicklung

Throughout the project development process, the important project related terms can be documented, which forms the glossary of the project. The glossary can be revisited when and where misunderstanding or miscommunication occurs, in order to make sure everyone is on the same page, especially during project meetings or case study meetings.

You can use various methods to develop the glossary together with the project partners, for example, during one of the project partner meetings, we tried interactive games to make the words familiar for everyone and to add new words to it in order to avoid miscommunication. These methods turned out to be very effective in reaching the main aim of the glossary, which is knowledge transfer. Here are some of the methods we used:


Playing pictionary with the words, where project partners sketch the words and the others try to guess the word is a good way to make project partners think about various project related terms, discuss and understand their meaning. This helps people understand the words better and what they convey in the project context. The attached image shows project partners playing pictionary.

Glossary wall

Making a glossary wall with the alphabets and terms commonly used in the project, and letting the projects partners add new words/terms they think should be defined in the glossary is a useful method to build the glossary and to understand project related terms better. The attached file shows an image of the glossary wall created during a project partner meeting.

Heads-up Game

In heads-up game, the participants are divided into pairs or groups of three. They are handed out small pieces of paper with project-related terms written on them. One member of each group picks a word without seeing it. The person tries to guess the word by asking questions to her/his partner or group members. This method enables the participants to think about project related terms and understand them better.The attached image shows project members playing heads-up game during a project partner meeting.