The Challenge of Egypt-Project Management Business Simulation

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No matter if your company is managing projects in a traditional or Agile way, this simulation will help you explore PM best practices and challenging situations and deliver a valuable project during a day full of fun.


Challenge of Egypt is project management business simulation that lets participants engage in an interactive environment to learn through experience and practice the concepts of project management. A strong focus is placed on exploring options for handling difficult situations in a real-word project scenarios.

The workshop is highly engaging and exciting as the whole situation takes place in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh needs a pyramid to secure his afterlife. The team has to deal with all kinds of events and setbacks to deliver value to the Pharaoh while keeping the project within scope, quality, budget and time.

Challenge of Egypt is offered in two versions:

  • Traditional Project Management
  • Agile Project Management.

Manage Projects Successfully

Get insights of the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to manage successful projects. Learn how to apply Project Management best practices based on PRINCE2® and PMBOK® (PMI®).​

Communication is key!

In the business simulation, as in real projects time is not enough, and the issues keep coming but the need for communication stays. Learn how to improve team work and identify improvements to the way you manage and run projects​.

Practice! Practice! Practice!

Learn the essence of project management by adopting a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach and obtain immediate feedback in a safe environment.

The “Challenge of Egypt” Business Simulation has been designed and developed by our Dutch partner GamingWorks and has been recognized world-wide as a true source of value in acquiring Project Management skills.

What you’ll learn

Business and team benefits: 

  • Practice of important parts of project management in various roles
  • Managing the project in the role of project manager
  • Setting up a project organization with the associated roles, tasks and responsibilities
  • Building project business case
  • Engaging and managing stakeholders
  • Analyzing the project risks and finding countermeasures
  • The proper way to plan a project
  • Monitoring the tolerances (budget, time, scope and quality)
  • Resolving project issues
  • Dealing with changes within the project.
  • Evaluating a project
  • Insight in the knowledge, skills and behavior to manage successful projects

Step-by-step activities of the business simulation:

While playing the “The Challenge of Egypt“ business simulation, the team will go through a series of retrospectives to enhance the learning process:

  • Observation and retrospective session at the end of every round of the business simulation;
  • Experience sharing between the teams;
  • Analysis of outcome of each team and evaluation;
  • Conclusions and recommendations for improvement.

For teams

The business simulation can also be delivered in a closed group for a team, aiming to improve the teamwork and identify improvements that can be introduced to your organizational Project Management process. It can be delivered as part of a team building or off-site event.


Meet our team of certified trainers and business simulation facilitators with years of experience in managing complex projects of different scope and geographies. They are experienced “game leaders” who can adapt the mechanics of the game to the situation needed.

Svetoslav Iliev

Senior Consultant & Trainer

Svetoslav is specializing in Agile Frameworks, Agile Service Management, DevOps, ITIL, and ServiceNow. He has a strong (10+ years) IT Service Management background in large scale organizations, particularly in the areas of transitioning and operating services as well of managing relationship with customers and stakeholders and managing service desk teams.

Denitsa Deneva

Senior Consultant & Trainer

Denitsa is specializing in ITIL and ServiceNow. She has substantial experience and a demonstrated history (10+ years) of working in the Information Technology and Services Industry with focus on the IT Service Operation, Transition and Transformation, People Management and Client Relationship Management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites for the business simulation? 

There are no fixed prerequisites for attendance. Still, the simulation will be more useful for you if you have some experience working in a project-based environment.

Who should attend?

Any professional who has experience in project management, who is involved in, or affected by, projects or change management within an organization. These could be (but are not limited to): project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project team members, subject matter experts, analysts, stakeholders, and senior managers who want to get more out of their project teams.

Can the business simulation be customized?

Yes. If you are organizing a training for a group of people from your organization, we can discuss what are your team’s strengths and improvement areas in the project management domain and tailor the training to address them!
The simulation can also be adapted in its Agile version to help with the onboarding of teams transitioning to Agile way of working.

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