The Product Pipeline program is a corporate team building and training activity that includes fun and challenging interactive business simulation that encourages participants to work together both within small teams and the larger “company.” The metaphor? Delivering the product to the customer.
Each small team or “department” of 5 to 10 people works in an 8′×8′ area that is connected to the working areas of the other teams. The “departments” must use limited supplies (PVC piping, balloons, bamboo stakes, rope and tying materials, etc.) to construct a marble delivery device that will transport a maximum number of marbles safely. The clincher is that each team’s section of the pipeline must interface with those before and after it.
Two project managers that you elect oversee the project and uncover customer needs. Your pipeline has a minimum marble “revenue” requirement to meet. Pipeline departments also have budgets that they can spend at a “store” for select purchases of materials. Your company’s marketing department must present a wonderfully creative presentation for the pipeline before the final moment of truth. There is also an opportunity to perform more than one round of marble delivery along the entire length of the structure to examine best practices and process improvement. A diversity of roles means a chance for everyone can participate.
This innovative team building program includes a debrief by a trained facilitator around team effectiveness, communication, seeing the big picture, and time and resource management. Consider adding our Play to Win program for a 1/2 day of customized team building.
One large open ballroom clear of tables and chairs with enough space for each team to work in an 8×8 square. 20 sq ft per participant is a good guide.
“I wanted to follow up and let you know that Rob did a great job and everything went very well with the program. That was not an easy task, especially with 200 people! It was very fun to see the meeting chair sitting on the floor in front of Rob, listening to him present the wrap up to the group. From start to finish, we were very pleased!”Allied PRA Destination Management
“We loved the team building event. It was fun and interactive. Unfortunately, my team didn’t do too well in the construction of the pipeline, but the full team approach was a huge success. Igor was fantastic!! He did a great job for sure!”F.W. – StarTech
“I just wanted to comment on what a great job Mike Brown and Monica did. The event went off without a hitch and both Mike and Monica were great leaders. We are thrilled with the outcome of the event and view it as time and money well spent! “M.H. – Adleta Corporation