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Mencken Madness
Project Management in Practice

Duration:  4 hours

Ideal for professional development or team building purposes, this simulation can be run as a stand-alone event for 9-50 people.  Alternatively, it can be embedded in a training program, conference or corporate event to add an experiential component that engages, inspires and educates.

Our team can work with you to customise the day to reflect internal project management methodology, tools, roles and signature behaviours (culture).

The challenge

Set against a backdrop of the 1960s New York Advertising sector. Teams compete as rival advertising agencies to develop a winning advertising campaign and pitch this to their would-be client, Miss Mencken.

Working together in teams participants integrate all aspects of project management and leadership to deliver the final product on time, on budget, and in accordance with Miss Menken’s quality requirements. Along the way, they are challenged by unexpected issues, emerging stakeholder requirements and the ever-present tension between time, cost and quality – just like real projects!

Expected outcomes

The experiential aspect of the simulation gives participants an opportunity to apply a range of technical project management tools and techniques in an environment that simulates the constraints and complexities of the workplace.

Developing the skills around scoping, scheduling, communication, risk management and project evaluation, as well as critical interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to support effective teamwork, stakeholder engagement, and project leadership.


Watch a simulation in Action!

Got a seminar or team building event coming up?

  • Can be tailored to focus on your strategic objectives.

  • Great way to inject a sense fun, whilst people are learning new skills.

  • Enhances collaboration between team members.


"It's not the strongest species that survives , nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works cooperatively against common threats."

Charles Darwin - English naturalist, geologist and biologist