About Us

Founded in Aveiro, Portugal, The 1st Floor Challenge is a workshop different from any you've ever done.
Forget the long hours of monotonous explanations. We believe learning should be as compelling as your favourite game! In only one day, you'll learn how to manage a team project like a pro, and a chance to fly your own drone. It almost sounds too good to be true.

We teach the best practices of Project Management, Sustainability, and Innovation, all in an engaging Team Building activity.

Implement your knowledge in a real project, by managing your team's drone building, and be proud of your project when you see it fly!

Mirla Ferreira
Project Manager & Speaker

Jessica Triana
Designer & Speaker

Ervin Triana
Drone Specialist

Ewelina Wilanowska


  • Acquire knowledge on innovation, project management and sustainability in project management methodologies.
  • Apply those methodologies in a real world scenario.
  • Get contact and practice international standards related with Project Management (Project Management Body Knowledge PMBOK® and PRISM™ Reference Guide to Sustainability in Project Management).
  • Exercising interpersonal aspects needed for a project, such as: leadership, team building, teamwork, decision making, communication and negotiation.
  • Build and fly your own drone!

What you get?

  • Project Management, Team Building and Innovation skills.
  • 07 PDU’s for your PMP® certification exam.
  • A certificate of presence, and the possibility to see your project in the Hall of Fame.
  • A PRiSM® certificate giving by GPM®.
  • Cookies, coffee and a lot of Fun.

       What are you waiting for?

What will you learn?

Design Thinking methodology.
Real world customer problem presentation.
Practice Design Thinking methodology by applying it to customer needs.

Project management fundamentals
Project Management Certifications: PMP & GPM Certification.
Understanding project management.
Understanding sustainability in project management.

Project Initiating
Develop project charter & stakeholder register.
Develop the P5 impact analysis and a high-level Sustainability Management Plan (SMP).

Project Planning
Plan scope management.
Collect requirements, Define scope, Create work breakdown structure (WBS),
Plan schedule management, Estimate resources, Estimate durations & costs,
Develop schedule, Determine budget,
Quality plan, Human resources plan, Communications plan,
Plan risk management, Identify risks, Qualitative risk analysis,
Quantitative risk analysis, Plan risk responses,
Procurement plan, Sustainability management plan.

Project execution
Build a Drone,
Generate work performance data,
Implement corrective actions,
Team management in a stressful environment.
Manage stakeholders and their engagement.
Decision making for everyday problems of the project.

Project Monitoring & Controlling
Monitor & control project work, Control scope,
Control schedule, Control costs, Control quality,
Control risks.

Project Closing
Validation & acceptance,
Project closing,
Lessons learned.


  • Design Thinking.
  • PMBOK® Guide.
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures.
  • Practice Standard for Scheduling.
  • Practice Standard for Project Risk Management.
  • PRISM™ Reference Guide to Sustainability in Project Management.
  • P5™ Standard for Sustainability in Project Management.


  • Everyone interested to learn more about innovation and project management.
  • Kick-ass project managers that want to show to the world they are the best.

Get in touch

The 1st Floor Challenge is organized by Emeteclass.
If you need more information, contact us t1fc@the1stfloorchallenge.com
#T1FC is taught in english, portuguese and spanish.