The crowds are waiting…
…competitors are watching expectantly. Can Project Phoenix resurrect your theme park’s dwindling trade or is the ride of your life likely to derail before it even begins. You need to bring all your Project Management excellence to ensure success; can you live up to those high expectations?
Do your projects often end up feeling like they are more hassle than they are worth?
Or do you feel your Projects Team need constant supervision to avoid making costly foul ups? Projects can be stressful undertakings but they are vital to deliver the changes necessary to make your business flourish.
While Project Management frameworks such as PRINCE2® or APMP provide the knowledge of how to manage projects on paper they don’t fully prepare you for the challenge of running projects in the real world. In many ways, it would be like being expected to drive a car having only studied for your theory test – you would have the knowledge of how you should drive but would not understand how other drivers behave or what your and your vehicle are capable of.
Our ThirdBrain™ Simulation, Project Phoenix, bridges the gap between knowledge and behaviour, enabling delegates to learn for themselves the importance of not just learning, but applying sound project principles.
Keeping the project on the rails…
Delivered over 1 or 2 days Project Phoenix places the team of delegates in the heart of a new construction project that is critical to the survival of an ailing theme park. Having gathered the requirements from the Project Board the team will have to work together to ensure they stay one step ahead in the arms race for the most thrilling ride.
As the deadline approaches the tension builds and delegates will have to manage their resources effectively and ensure that key objectives and reports are delivered on time. All members will gain familiarity with common Project Management tools such as progress reports, schedules and risk profile diagrams. Failure to deliver will have very real consequences.
Most importantly, throughout the day each team member will have the opportunity to experience various roles with the project – how will you face up to being the Project Manager as the launch date approaches?
Was your project a Big Dipper or a Big Disappointment?
A post-project briefing will discuss the successes and failures experienced by the team; were they on-time, to budget and, most importantly, did their ride please the crowds and, ultimately, the Project Board?
Our ThirdBrain™ Facilitator will identify any areas for improvement and extrapolate the lessons learnt from the day into a broader context. The discussion will then move to how their experiences of Project Phoenix can be applied to current or future projects within their company.
Project Phoenix is also available in our ground-breaking Knowledge+ format which combines the benefits of a Simulation with a deeper and more rounded appreciation of the following processes:
For more information visit our Knowledge+ page.
Not quite what you are looking for?
We understand that every company has its own unique requirements. If you feel that the concept of a Simulation is right for you but have something slightly different in mind you may wish to consider one of our Tailored Simulations.
See how Project Phoenix has helped others
Orbit Housing Group were looking for a different way to train their project teams on the Orbit Project Management framework. A tailored Project Phoenix rose to the challenge
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Below is a selection of feedback from previous participants of Project Phoenix
"Project Phoenix is excellent and very informative. After experiencing it I have a much better understanding and appreciation of a Project Managers role!"
"After experiencing Project Phoenix I know some things I will definitely be changing within our project environment, which will have an immediate and direct impact on our success!"
"The simulation for me highlighted that planning is key, people need to be aware of their roles and responsibilities and contingency should always be built into plans and budgets. Project Phoenix brought all of these elements to life for me and was an excellent day."
"As close to running a real life project as it gets - excellent!"
View all ThirdBrain™ simulation feedback here