The Sands of Time


This exercise represents the planning and delivery of a portfolio of work. Plan the workload you will undertake and seek to deliver the work to the optimum level with the allotted timescale. How can you deliver excellent performance against challenging organisational goals when the goalposts keep changing? And most importantly, how do you work together as a team?

Group size

Up to 80, split into teams of between 10 and 20.


60 minutes.


Learning Outcomes:

  • The importance of planning in the delivery of a portfolio of work
  • Allocating appropriate delivery targets within an allotted timescale, and hitting them
  • The approach and agility needed when the delivery goalposts change unexpectedly