“Ho Ho Ho” might be more like “No No No” in this humorous 4-hour project simulation where Santa seeks to audit Christmas!
Santa’s job is not easy! A simple glitch can lead to all sorts of trouble. Put on your ‘Santa’ hat to save Christmas, whilst developing your project management and critical interpersonal skills in this interactive, gamified team-building event.
This engaging 4-hour simulated project is aligned with the concepts, processes and tools in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK, 6th Edition) where teams manage a project across the entire project life cycle, from the Initiation Phase, to Planning, Implementation and ultimately, Project Closure.
Following the simulation, the facilitated debrief will have participants critically reflecting on key project management concepts, such as the Time/Cost/Quality Triangle, the Cost of Quality, and the importance of stakeholder engagement.
Christmas Glitch is the perfect way to end the year. From project novices, to project team members, project managers, project sponsors, and others in your project management community; this fun yet educational simulation will have participants engaged, inspired, and entertained throughout.
The simulation can be delivered as a standalone 4-hour event or combined with introductory project management training for a 1-day professional development package. It can also be followed by drinks and nibbles to allow participants to continue networking and bonding well into the night…
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, team-based simulations deliberately brings people together to develop the soft skills and behavioural competencies known to underpin successful projects and high-performing teams, such as trust, communication, reflection, problem solving, innovation, negotiation, collaboration and more. Moreover, these scaleable high-impact events provide infinitely more value compared with traditional team building events, such as bowling and pup-lunches.
Project simulations are ideal for:
- Team building
- Launching a new project
- Training and skill development (e.g. soft skills, project management capability, agile methodology)
- Embedding change in transformation programs
- ‘Nudging’ culture
“The beauty of the simulation was that, even months later, the learnings are still with me.“