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An introduction to project management through an engaging team-based simulation

The Pitch is a 2-hour project management simulation set against a vintage 1960s New York backdrop inspired by the hit TV show “Mad Men”.


The Pitch combines learning, competition, humour and reflection in a vintage pop culture setting inspired by the popular TV series “Mad Med”. Participants will be surprised and delighted with every twist of the simulation, whilst developing essential project management knowledge and skills via experiential learning and facilitated reflection. Project Players work in teams and progress through the project lifecycle where they are challenged to produce best practice project management documentation, apply project management skills, balance competing priorities and problem solve in the face of emerging issues and in a dynamic office context.

The Pitch can be delivered as a stand-alone event, or as a prologue to our 1-day simulation Mad About Projects.

The Pitch has a flexible application and can be delivered to professionals with no prior project management experience, or for experienced project professionals. has value to resources across all functions and industries as project management skills become increasingly valuable in a marketplace characterised by rapid and continual change.

This short, fun simulation can be run as a stand-alone event for professional development or team-building purposes – such as to launch a new project or to reinvigorate an existing and tired project team. Alternatively, it can be embedded in larger events or training programs to add an experiential component.

Why Use Simulation

Gamified simulations are at the leading edge of adult education as they provide a bridge between theory based learning and work based application. Project simulations deliver kinaesthetic learning (“learning by doing”), put participants in the ‘flow zone’, enhance retention and are an ideal adjunct to 70:20:10 frameworks.

Unlike computer-based simulations, The Pitch is an interactive, team-based simulation that deliberately brings people together to develop the soft skills and behavioural competencies known to underpin successful projects. The simulation is followed by a facilitated reflection to enhance individual and group learnings and skill development whilst driving the enhancement of emotional intelligence, developing individual and team attributes that are the basis of high-performing teams, including trust, communication, reflection, problem solving, innovation, negotiation, and collaboration, while providing infinitely more value than traditional team building events, such as bowling or pup-lunches.

Project simulations are ideal for:

  • Team building
  • Launching a new project
  • Training and skill devleopment
  • Embedding in change management programs

Participant comments

 “The simulation was exactly what I came for. Awesome!”   – Attendee at ‘The Pitch’ simulation hosted at LinkedIn and organised by the AITD (November 2016)

“The final wrap about gamification was interesting and the activity was fun” – Attendee at ‘The Pitch’ simulation hosted at LinkedIn and organised by the AITD (November 2016)