With our Challenge of Egypt™ simulation workshop, you and your employees will learn how to deal with project management methods in a playful way. We offer the simulation workshop in two different versions: "Classic" based on PRINCE2® or "Agile" based on Scrum. Using the example of pyramid building, you will learn how common project management situations can be countered. Thus, the simulation is ideally suited to combine the creation of a common knowledge transfer with team building aspects.
In the course of several game rounds, the interactive workshop teaches the most important aspects of methodical project management and simulates the construction process of a pyramid. Participants take on different roles and learn to use common project control tools and to manage events and risks in order to lead the project to its goal. Success becomes visible in the simulation: the pyramid is really built (albeit somewhat smaller than in Egypt).
We are in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh asked the Chairman of the Steering Committee to build a pyramid to secure his journey to the afterlife. This is essential for his eternal existence. The steering committee assigns a project leader and a project team to carry out the project. The team has to deal with all kinds of events and setbacks to keep the project within scope, quality, budget and time.
This requires managing work packages, managing risks, managing tolerances and all the other best practices and processes of project management. But be prepared. Pharaoh comes with different issues and has different ideas that may affect the project.
We are in ancient Egypt. The pharaoh wants to secure his life after death and meets with the high priest. There is a workshop with a team of experts (architects, risk experts, quarry experts, Nile experts and construction workers), they interview the Pharaoh and create a list of products.
Based on this, the team will decide which products they can develop in the first sprints and work through them step by step. Even if the Pharaoh's requirements change, the team will treat all products according to the AGILE principles.
Most of the agile training focuses on theory and only some small exercises. Managing Agile projects means managing the dynamics. It requires interactions with all project stakeholders. The roles of traditional project management roles are changing. There needs to be more teamwork, communication and integration.
Project managers, project teams, team leaders, managers of all levels
Project managers, project teams, team leaders, managers of all levels as well as product owners, scrum masters, dev. teams
The simulation is tailored to your own specific needs and learning objectives. In general, the main objectives are to:
The simulation is tailored to your own specific needs and learning objectives. In general, these are the main objectives:
Day 1 – 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
9.00 - 12.00: Introduction and start of the simulation
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch break
13.00 - 16.00: Continuation of simulation
16:00 - 17:00: Feedback round and evaluation
The participants are placed in a real project situation and have to implement the goal together as a team using the various method cases. In this way, the various aspects of starting a project are simulated realistically in a simulated kick-off phase.
Participants are placed in real project situations (e.g. problems and conflicts) via event cards.
Between the individual phases of the simulations, the knowledge gained is discussed and recorded in the group through reflection and feedback.
Games, fun, excitement and humour are also allowed...