T1FC Is A Great Team Building Activity!

The 1st Floor Challenge (T1FC), Lisbon 2015.12.12

I really enjoyed T1FC! It was a great team building activity because it forced us to discuss ideas as a team, split tasks and roles, working together for a goal.

My favourite topics were the time and risk management, as I believe these might be some of the most important to ensure the security of your project.

I had no expectations for this event and it really surprised me a lot! It was funny yet informative and the practical approach really helps to understand the needs and the techniques to solve them.

I had a wonderful time through all of it and would definitely recommend it to anyone, regardless of their background or interest.

Congratulations To All Who Have Participated In The T1FC at IUT Lumière Lyon 2!

IUT Lumière Lyon 2 - 2016

This is the second time we bring the T1FC at IUT Lumière Lyon 2. It was attended by 55 students of the courses: Coordinateur de Projet en Systèmes d’Information, Coordinateur de Projet en Gestion des Risques, Coordinateur de Projets en Gestion de la Sous-Traitance – Chargé d’affaires.

During the day they learned and practiced innovation, project management and sustainability while doing a real project. They had to negotiate and make decisions in initiating, planning and execution phases, while continuously monitoring the work.

Congratulations to all who have participated! Your presence together with your active contributions, good performance, feedback and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. We appreciate your positive feedback, and we will certanly take all your ideas on board to improve.

A big thank you. We will be there the next year!

The 1st Floor Challenge en Ciudad de Panamá

T1FC - PANAMA, PANAMA 2016.02.27

Llevar el T1FC a Ciudad de Panamá  fue excelente.

Llevar este taller, por primera vez a Latino América, nos hizo sentir felices, y ansiosos. Al final, la motivación de la gente, su empeño, su alegría y su interés en aprender es algo que llevaremos con nosotros para el futuro. Aprendimos muchísimo con ustedes, esperemos que ustedes también hayan aprendido con nosotros!

Estamos felices por haber sido parte de Panamá.

Haber realizado un taller exitoso en América Latina, para 23 personas, fue un gran salto. No tenemos dudas que llevaremos el T1FC al próximo nivel. Una oportunidad que agarraremos con firmeza con las dos manos!

Estén atentos por nuevas noticias sobre el The 1st Floor Challenge.

The Next Chapter of T1FC Will Take Place In Panama

T1FC - PANAMA, PANAMA 2016.02.27

This time is the turn of Panama, we are preparing all the equipment for this awesome team building session.

Get hands-on with Ricardo Azevedo & Mirla Ferreira, in a fully immersive one-day masterclass. You will learn in an integrate way the key elements of Design Thinking, Project Management and Sustainability and practice them while build a drone.

Ciudad del Saber, Edificio 105, Salón 107 Clayton, Ancón.
Apartado 0843-03081, Panamá, Republica de Panamá.

Saturday February 27, 2016, 9:00am-6:00pm

Can’t be present in Panama?
We are preparing others sessions taking place all over the world in 2016. Submit your email and location
and we’ll let you know when the workshop takes place in your city.

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T1FC as a Team Building Workshop. Interview With André Marquet


ANDRÉ MARQUET CO-Founder & CEO at Productized.co

He has a solid engineering background, and has moved towards Product Management with 15 years professional experience building leading online products, in both corporate and start-up environments. He’s fact driven and passionate for design and user experience, and has a proven track record of defining strategy, designing solutions and implementing successful projects in both startup as well as corporate environments.


In today’s interview I’m chatting with André Marquet, from Productized.co I was interested to know his opinion about The 1st Floor Challenge workshop, related with our participation on the Startup Pirates HD in Lisbon, on this past 12th of December.

Mirla Ferreira: Hi André, thank you for being here. So let’s get started. Why you choose T1FC as a Team Building activity for the Startup Pirates Lisbon event?

André Marquet: Hi Mirla, I’ve been organizing Startup acceleration classes and events for the last 7 years, and I took some time to realize that team building activities are really core to help teams create strong inter-communication. I also think that PM methodologies are lacking in most early stage environments, and sometimes you need to held craft these kind of methodologies from the early beginning into entrepreneurs.

Mirla Ferreira: What are the most strengths do you find in T1FC workshop?

André Marquet: T1FC is a great workshop program because it’s fun, it’s witty and at the same time helps team build confidence on creating a methodology even for creative activities. One of the criticism we got was that the TF1C workshop needs to be longer in order for people to understand the PM methodologies behind and not just the engineering challenge of building a quadcopter. Either way, the biggest strength is that actually building a quadcopter that teams end up flying themselves and competing against each other is huge fun.

Mirla Ferreira: Does the T1FC outcomes influenced, in some way, the rest of the week?

André Marquet: Every time I organize an acceleration programme I take so many lessons learned – one of the main purposes of the TF1C was to help the participants of the SP Lisbon edition to create better teams! In that sense the TF1C worked really well, because the 10 teams that ended up being created were rock solid for an entire week! Still, from a Project Management learning point of view maybe we could have arranged the workshop after the teams had been created.

Mirla Ferreira: Thanks André, I’m very grateful for your time .