Raven 13

simulation of a rescue operation


  • Understanding how to move from chaos to order in teamwork
  • Learning tricks to improve everyday project communication
  • Learning how to plan project work under time pressure
  • Discovering how to communicate with your team during changes, taking into account the needs and expectations of all team members

The project simulation depicts a rescue operation conducted on an underwater research station. As a result of an underwater earthquake, the entire station is at risk. The fate of the people trapped underwater depends on the skills of the rescue team – their ability to plan, communicate and act effectively. 

The agile project simulation provides an understanding of the challenges faced by teams working in a modern project environment. Participants have the chance to experience the collective dynamics of the activity and look for improvements that affect the end result. Everyone physically moves around the room to reach different parts of the virtual map. Everyone makes decisions via an app on a smartphone (or tablet). The simulation is an experience geared towards integrating the group and practising collaboration.



Introduction to simulation

  • Explanation of the goals and rules of the simulation
  • Getting to know the map of the Raven 13 research station
  • Checking the operation of the simulation on participants’ smartphones

Effective project team planning

  • Planning (working with strategy, assessing the situation, making decisions)
  • Goal setting and prioritisation
  • Outcome measurement, team retrospective

Effective communication in a changing environment

  • Leadership (situational leadership, talent management, team competency building, managing the work of subordinates)
  • Team communication (communication planning, goal setting, monitoring, problem solving, feedback)
  • Change, risk and problem management

Building an innovation environment

  • Understanding the vision and setting goals
  • Building commitment within the team
  • Ways of dealing with complexity
  • Agile development of working methods through prototypes

Blaze Goraj

Project Team Advisor

Twenty years ago I started with a small start-up but was quickly drawn into Fortune500 giants such as Hewlett-Packard and Mondelez International.

The key to gaining experience was diversity: from help-desk system implementation projects, to leading organisational change, creating animated films for children and transforming a shared service centre for a bank. Every project problem I had to solve cost me one hair off my head.

I have discovered that the best project teams have four powers: vision, people, tools and results. I help clients develop these powers by providing original training and project consultancy.



Blazej is an inspirational instructor who will make any team more aware of what are the essential ingredients for successful team collaboration and achieving ever improving results

– Willem Bos

Palo Alto Networks

Participating in the training led by Blaze was an exciting adventure for me. The various tasks, the dialogue in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance, the approachable delivery of the content – all this contributed to a broadening of my self-awareness in the context of specific thinking and acting. Thanks to the training, I feel I have a more coherent picture of myself, my resources and limitations, which I think will translate into effective interaction with others. I truly recommend it!

– Renata Chylińska

A fantastically led workshop. The atmosphere that Blaze brought in was amazing and propelled me to action. I took a lot of practical knowledge out of the class. I strongly recommend it!

– Agata Górska

If you are thinking about attending a class, my answer is: a definite YES! A lot of substantive knowledge, discussed in a simple and clear manner using modern tools. Engaging “games” allowing to look at the problem from different sides and at the same time activating all the participants to solve it together. I found the idea of a game involving everyone in cooperation brilliant! I strongly recommend it!

– Paweł Kowalski

Excellent trainer. Motivates group interaction, integrates, explains issues very clearly, activates and deepens the action process. Excellent facilitation skills. Highly recommended.

– darijah3

Full professionalism during training, a lot of substantive content, but also a good atmosphere, the ability to engage participants to work actively and efficiently. Time well spent!

– Aleksandra Winder

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