Destiny's participants traverse a multi-year time frame within days. The duration is usually three years, though the game is sometimes run over a shorter or longer time frame. A three year game plan, which covers 12 quarters, comprises 6 sets of business decisions. Starting with the historical data for Year 1, the teams' first decision pertains to Year 2 - Quarter 1. Each decision encompasses two quarters. The outcome of these decisions is reviewed through Destiny's SmartReports details of which are provided on the Market Intelligence page.
Following decision IV, at the end of Year 3, teams are required to deliver a business presentation that reviews their performance in Year 2 and Year 3, and outlines their Year 4 plan, inclusive of key objectives, targets and initiatives.