A team debates the value of a range of organisational projects in order to make difficult resource allocation decisions, modelling the process of a decision and negotiation meeting for project prioritisation.
Pressure Point explores how the team members establish decision making criteria processes and how they can influence each other to change their perspectives and opinions. A second stage has been added to include managers considering sustainability within their decision making process. Both for-profit and not-for-profit options included.
The Pressure Point exercise runs as a board game with each participant taking on the management of a different specific project. Each project comprises a series of targets that must be achieved to gain budget. This budget offsets operational costs and enables that project to be maintained for a further period of time. As in real life, the operating environment is subject to change and the participants work with a mixture of known and unknown information. Team management decisions are required and the demands of the task must be balanced with team maintenance needs.
Pressure Point originated as a request from the International Red Cross for a development exercise which they could use in their selection and training of highly qualified medical professionals who were likely to be managing complex, multilayered projects in emergency situations or disaster relief areas.
The Red Cross needed a tool which would enable them to observe managers and assess their potential, or existing skills in areas related to project management under pressure. These skills were so relevant to operational managers in a wide variety of organisations and industries that the activity was developed for more general use. A second version was added to meet an increasing need for managers to consider sustainability in their decision making.
2x A2 Magnetic gameboards, 1x Carry case, 2x Pre-printed A2 game sheets, Magnetic components, Participant briefs, & Facilitator manual
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