Do you need an icebreaker for a training course? An icebreaker suitable for all occasions, but best suited to helping a project team develop? Something to help the project team communicate? Something to help with leadership and team working? Then you need The Garden Party Project!
What is it?
The Garden Party Project is a classroom/paper based simulation, and challenges your team to plan a party in a refurbished garden. The Garden Party Project is an information sharing exercise which examines leadership, team-working, and communication skills. Will you be able to finish the project on time? Will you be able to cope with a limited budget, and different demands of various stakeholders? Will the weather be kind, and can you make the correct decisions?
Who is it for?
Students who want some practical exercises in problem solving, communications, scheduling, and budget management. The exercise is ideal for students or project team members on a team building or Project Management course. No prior knowledge of construction, engineering, or gardening is required to complete the exercise.
Academics/Corporate Users – If you need more details, please contact me for details.
Why Use it?
To allow delegates to experience the practical issues of solving a problem, and reflect on their experiences. Individual reflection is encouraged before allowing delegates to share their experiences of their teams performance.
What is included?
- A Hard-Plastic Storage Box.
- A Facilitator Folder with detailed instructions and feedback
- 4 Team Information Packs with instructions for up to 28 delegates/students
- 4 Packs of The Garden Project Cards
- A USB stick with pdf copies of all the relevant information
What project managers, academics and students say about the simulation:
Planning and budgeting are covered well by the simulation.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice functionality to stay in budget.
I’ve learnt to work with other team members.
A great simulation!
Working together is essential to solve the problem.
I’ve learnt how to arrange a project schedule to meet a budget.
It is important to make decisions quickly.