Best Management Practice Training and Consultancy

Project Management Simulation Training

Why use Challenge of Egypt?

Before airline pilots go anywhere near an actual aeroplane they spend hours in a simulation gaining valuable experience in a safe environment.


Now your Project Managers can gain valuable experience in a safe environment too. The Challenge of Egypt is a simulated project environment where they can practice their skills and knowledge, learn from mistakes and improve their ability to manage complex real world projects:

  • 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

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.


Do you recognize this?


We trained our employees, employees passed the Prince2® or PMI certification.


We implemented the Project Management framework but we still run out of budget, finish too late, risks weren’t well managed, the final result isn’t what was required.


Why is this?

  1. Many training courses are focused on getting certified, which means “Train to pass the exam”. They forget, or fail, to put the effort in to teach the students how to apply the theory in day-to-day work.
  2. You've implemented the framework, but didn't embed the new behavior in the organization. Or you didn't define a shared vision of the way to run and behave in your projects.
  3. You didn't implement learning cycles. You're not learning from each project closure. The lessons learned aren't 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™



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.



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.


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

Interested in Challenge of Egypt?

Are you looking for ways to help translate PM theory into practice, gain buy-in for PM best practices or a way to assess and improve your project management performance?


Contact us today on 0800-246-1-468 FREE or email: to arrange a Challenge of Egypt simulation for your project team.

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