Project Simulations

Powerful, team-based project management simulations.

We create award-winning events in which participants work together to manage a simulated project – whether it be a:

  • Waterfall project – in which participants progress steadily through the project life cycle from Initiation, to Planning, Implementation, and Closure, such as The Battle, The Pitch or Mad About Projects;
  • Agile project – in which participants cycle through sprints in scrum teams to win Le Brouhaha; or
  • Change project – in which participants negotiate a quagmire of stakeholder interests and agendas to master the Game of Moans.

Along the way, teams are challenged by limited resources, strict deadlines, ambiguous quality requirements, emerging threats and opportunities, and unexpected twists, turns, and issues… all set against the backdrop of a hit TV show, medieval war game, iconic retro cartoon, or vivid online gaming platform.

Why simulations

Simulations are at the leading edge of adult education as they provide a powerful experience that bridges the gap between theory based learning and work based application. They enable a layered approach to training and education, and an opportunity to practice new ways of working in a safe, controlled environment. They take the sting out of failure, and protect individuals (and organisations) from the risks of learning “on the job”.

Ideal for

  • Developing technical knowledge and skills in project management
  • Developing a range of interpersonal competencies, or “soft skills”, such as leadership, innovation, and communication
  • Team-building to develop trust, understanding, and rapport between team members
  • Emphasising concepts and phenomena that are only really understood through experience (such as scope creep, governance, team dynamics, and team based problem solving)
  • Supporting cultural transformations by rewarding desired behaviours, traits and attitudes (such as collaboration, knowledge sharing, acknowledging mistakes and learning from them, and risk management)
  • Creating a safe, non-threatening environment in which people can experiment, innovate, learn from failure, form new habits, and reflect.
Discover the power of simulations as a tool for team building and professional development at all levels – from project managers to technical project team members, program managers, sponsors, and senior executives.

Talk to us about designing something specifically for your organisation, or check out our off-the-shelf and customisation simulations:

   – The Battle 
   – Le Brouhaha 
   – Game of Moans
   – Mencken Madness
   – The Pitch