Warm up a project team and bring out the best in each participant. Prepare your people to anticipate and navigate the heat of project pitfalls.
In Celemi Cayenne™, participants advise a recently finished project—an IT roll-out of a new system. The catch? Nobody’s satisfied. The project failed to deliver as expected, the potential value was insufficiently tapped and there were overruns. In teams, participants revisit the project to identify the issues, deliver better results and maximize business value while balancing diverse stakeholder needs. The challenges are universal. The lessons are as memorable like the burn of a hot pepper.
Help your company learn from mistakes long before the stakes are high by playing Celemi Cayenne—the secret ingredient for securing project success.
Business value, teamwork, decision-making, project success, communication.
Everyone involved in or affected by a project including project managers, business executives, content provider consultants, experts, end users and support personnel.
Board-based business simulation with computerized follow-up.
Number of participants
12-30. Participants are divided into 4-6 teams, and multiple games can be held simultaneously.
Cayenne is available in a great number of languages.
Through the fiery competition of Celemi Cayenne™, participants:
gain a holistic understanding of projects and critical success factors.
diagnose signs and symptoms of potential problems and mitigate them.
prioritize to get the most value from limited resources.
assess the conditions for successful project management.
identify and utilize key performance measures.
understand the importance of preparedness and actions from the start.
recognize the art of balancing needs to create maximum business value.
build a common vocabulary and understanding.
Cayenne™is recommended to:
increase staff involvement and commitment.
improve alignment or get an existing project back on track.
set up and prepare an effective project team.
secure the understanding of critical success factors of project work.
increase the engagement in and preparedness for a new project kick-off.
improve decision-making processes to achieve high business value.
establish a proactive behavior among project team members.
The storyline loosely follows a typical IT implementation of a new business system. However, the challenges are universal and easily recognized. Participants diagnose signs and symptoms of potential problems, and mitigate them using limited resources.
• Key stakeholders are not engaged… get their attention or trust your own judgement?
• New insights arise…revise the scope or stick to the plan?
• Project team is overloaded… take quick action or make systematic changes?
• Actuals are not in line with budget and timeline… adjust figures or adjust ambitions?
“Very good way of looking at project management
capability. Much more useful than just listening and
watching slides! Recommended for real project teams.”
– Project manager, Global pharmaceutical company, Sweden
“Very good! I particularly liked the discussions after
completing each phase, since it allowed us to connect
the game’s problems with the reality of our particular
– Regional manager, Car Manufacturing Firm, USA
“Never having completed anything quite like this, I
found it stimulating and thought-provoking, especially
the “knock-on” effect of our choices, and the
importance of group-work and communication.”
– Team leader, Local County Council, United Kingdom