Challenge of Egypt

REGISTER before May 31, 2017

5000 THB for Member and 6500 THB for Non-Member.
(Talent Triangle: — 7 PDUs in Technical)

About Project Management

What is the current situation?

Still a large percentage of Projects fail to realize the required results. Some reports suggest between 70 – 80%, some put it alarmingly higher! All this despite the enormous investment in Project Management training such as 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 project team. Why do projects continually fail? What are some of the key reasons? Our global surveys reveal top issues being: ‘the sponsor role in governing the project’, ‘end-user engagement and involvement’, ‘poor requirements specification and planning’, ‘poor project management discipline, roles and management of scope changes’, ‘lack of project leadership and so skills’.

An additional strain is put on Project management by the drive towards ‘Agile’ practices, giving rise to Agile Project management and Prince2 Agile. This business simulation on can be used to help address the common failures mentioned above, or it can be used to teach people more about Agile project management disciplines.

About the simulation

The scenario takes place 4000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Zoser’s pyramid has just been completed; work on the Cheops pyramid has yet to be started. Egypt was one of the most important civilizations of that time, and structures were being built alongside the Nile that would continue to astonish people for millennia to come. How could the Egyptians do this? This cannot be done without proper project management. How are you going to excavate, transport and construct millions of stones and ensure that tens of thousands of people work as efficiently as possible? Obviously, that didn’t just happen all by itself. Furthermore, the process was continually subject to the changing demands of the Pharaoh, the weather, diseases, wars etc. Project Management practices, skills and instruments were required to deal with all of these issues.

The mighty Pharaoh is fighting wars to protect his country. There is a risk he could be fatally wounded at any moment. Just like every Pharaoh he wants to secure his afterlife, and to take his treasures and weapons with him. His good friend, the priest, will take care of the Pharaoh’s requirements and will ensure that a project is set up to construct this magnificent pyramid close to the river Nile. Teams of administrators and quality experts will support the project and guarantee that the Pyramid will secure the Pharaoh’s afterlife. The best project manager in the country will make it all happen.

Do you dare to take the challenge?

This one day interactive project management workshop lets participants experience how to apply Project Management theory in a realistic challenging environment.


Item Time
Registration and Networking 8:00 – 8:45
Chapter Business 8:45 – 9:00
Introduction 9:00 – 9:30
Requirements and Design.

Risk Management

Project Plan

Detailed Planning

9:30 – 10:50
Coffee Break 10:50 – 11:00
Project Kickoff 11:00 – 11:15
Round One 11:15 – 11:45
Round One Evaluation 11:45 – 12:15
International Buffet Lunch 12:15 – 13:15
Round Two Preparation 13:15 – 13:45
Round Two Evaluation 13:45 – 14:45
Round Three Preparation 14:45 – 15:00
Coffee Break 15:00 – 15:15
Round Three 15:15- 15:45
Day Closure and Lessons Learned 15:45 – 16:30
Question and Answer 16:30 – 17:00

Following are guidelines for registration:


Mr. Gonzague PATINIER has over 20 years of experience as trainer, consultant, architect and team leader in Information Technology, with a focus on guiding organization in their Service and Project Management journey by providing consultancy and training (service support and delivery, infrastructure, system, network and security technology solutions). Responsible for architecting solutions to resolve business and technologies gaps in services and enterprise management, he headed many projects in ASEAN, covering from assessments, solution architecture design to implementation in a variety of industries and government sectors. He is accredited for and has conducted many ITIL, DEVOPS, COBIT trainings and used business simulation such as Apollo 13 and Challenge of Egypt for customer workshop within ASEAN. He is one of the founding members of the local itSMF Thailand chapter, where he was the Marketing Director for many years. He is now an active member of the Project Management Institute in Bangkok.

Members and non-Members:

PRE-REGISTER for this event within May 31, 2017 using the form below and get a chance to win a copy of the PMBOK (Thai Version).

To complete your REGISTRATION for this event, you will need to transfer money PMI Thailand Chapter bank account as follows:

Bank Account Information:
Name of Account: PMI Association Thailand Chapter
Savings Account: 0172620673
Bank: Kasikorn Bank
Branch: Klongtoey

After you have transferred the full amount to the account, please fax us copy of the transfer slip to 02348-8312 and/or send a scanned copy to We will then check your payment and send you a confirmation email finalizing the registration process.

The payment deadline for registration is June 09, 2017.

Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.