Why use Challenge of Egypt – Traditional/Agile

Between 60 – 80% of projects fail to realize the required results. Despite the enormous amount of PM certificates in PMI or Prince2. This is generally not because of the lack of education or theory, but lack of understanding of how to translate theory into practice, or the lack of the right behaviors within the team. If you want to learn how to translate theory into practice, assess your project behavior and processes, and identify how to improve your project management performance, this simulation can help.

Challenge of Egypt – Traditional

Do you recognize this?

S till 70% of projects fail. Figures may vary accross industries and based upon who and how the research is being performed. But however you look at it the figure is too high. Why? We trained our employees, employees passed the Prince2® or PMI certification. We implemented the Project Management framework but we still run out off budget, finish too late, Risks weren’t well managed, the final result isn’t what was required.

Why is this?

Most of the training is focused on getting certified, which means, “Train to pass the exam”. We forget, or fail to put the effort in,  to teach the students how to apply the theory in day-to-day work.

We implemented the framework, but we did not embed the new behavior in the organization, or we did not define a shared picture on how we all see the way we run and behave in our projects.

We did not implement learning cycles. We did not learn from each project closure. The lessons learned are NOT shared with the other colleagues, or used to improve the success of projects.

After running the Challenge of Egypt™ we now have a clear picture of how we want our projects to be managed. We explore the key roles, the key processes and the Key behaviors. We used the action list in our day-to-day work.

About the Challenge of Egypt™

Scenario

We are in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh asked the leader of the steering group to build a  Pyramid to secure his journey to the afterworld. This being essential for his eternal existance. The steering group assigns a Project Leader and a project team to execute the project. The team has to deal with all kinds of events and set backs to keep the project within Scope, Quality, Budget and Time.

This requires managing work packages, managing risks, managing tolerances and all those other best practice project management processes and procedures. But be prepared. The Pharaoh comes with other issues and has other ideas which may impact the project.

Objectives

The simulation will be customized towards your own specific needs and learning objectives. But in general these are the main objectives:
Learn how to apply Project Management best practices and learn the essence of Prince2®, PMI®, PMBOK®

  • Learn how to ensure the business case is realized.
  • Learn how to stay customer focused and set the right priorities based on customer requirements.
  • Develop communication and team competences.

Key Learnings and Takeaways:

Explore Project Management best practices and how to effectively use them

Increase Project performance and value

Understand project roles and dependencies

Get more out your Project Management training, translate theory into practice

Improve Team Work and identify improvements to the way you manage and run projects

Challenge of Egypt – Agile

Do you recognize this?

T he Project Management world is searching for new ways of managing projects. Lot’s of projects fail and millions of dollars are lost. AGILE and SCRUM seems to be the keywords in a world with fast changing customer demands and requirements. But, running AGILE projects is completely different than running a traditional project.

Why is this?

Most of the Agile training is focused on Theory and just some small exercises.

Managing Agile projects is managing dynamics. It requires interactions with all project stakeholders.

Roles of traditional project management roles are changing. Must more teamwork, communication and integration.

I thought I could easily build this Pyramid using Agile principles after passing the Practitioner Agile Training. But, it was a real eye opener how difficult it was… 

About the Challenge of Egypt™

Scenario

We are in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh want’s the secure his afterlife and has a meeting with the High Priest. There is a workshop with a team of experts (Architects, Risk experts, Quarry experts, Nile expert and Construction workers), they interview the Pharaoh and they create this list of Products.

Base on this the team will decide which products they can develop in the firsts SPRINT and step by step the team will develop all products. Even if the requirements of the Pharaoh change, the team will handle them all using AGILE principles.

Objectives

The simulation will be customized towards your own specific needs and learning objectives. But in general these are the main objectives:

  • Learn how to apply AGILE principles and processes.
  • Learn how to create Customer Value in a dynamics.
  • Learn how to work together in a team focused on running an Agile project.

Key Learnings and Takeaways:

Explore AGILE best practices and how to effectively use them in a Project environment

Increase Project performance and CUSTOMER value

Understand project roles and dependencies in an AGILE setting

Get more out your Project Management training, translate theory into practice

Improve Team Work and identify improvements to the way you manage and run projects

Duration of the simulation : 1 day
Number of participants : 8 – 12
Basic expertise : No basic understanding of project management and processes is needed

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