Project Management Simulations - On Demand

A New Innovative, Real World, "Choose Your Own Adventure" Learning Approach
 
PESG is pleased to introduce our latest online training opportunity - Project Management Simulations. These online, coached simulations represent a break from traditional training and let you experience the real-world issues project managers must face everyday.
 
Self-paced and web-based, these simulations put you in the hot seat as the project manager trying to keep a complex project on time and on budget. You must make a series of tough decisions using your project management knowledge and skills as you guide all stages of a major (fictional) project. The success of the project rests completely in your hands. Expert feedback assures that you gain the knowledge and skills you need to achieve success on your next project.
 
Simulation Features and Benefits Include:
 
•    Video commentary – Expert commentary from practicing project management professionals coach you through all decisions, providing context for each decision as they explore the consequences of choosing different paths.

•    Adaptive scoreboard – At each decision point, an adaptive scoreboard scores you based on PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas and the impact your choice has on the overall project.

•    Flexible and Accessible – These online simulations enable you to set your own training schedule. It is available anytime and anywhere with an internet connection, allowing you to fit training in when it is convenient for you.

•    Available for PDU credit – Participants who complete simulations earn 10 Professional Development Units (PDUs), deepen their knowledge of project management, and enhance their team leadership skills.

•    Real-world practice – The closest thing you’ll find to on-the job experience! You will face the same difficult situations project managers face each day. You will immediately see the overall impact your decision has on the project and how other choices would have affected the project differently.
 
Current available simulations
 
4CShare Global Project Management Simulation
PDU: 10   |   CEU: 1
 
In this simulation, you've been named the project leader for an exciting new project—the development of a knowledge sharing database for your company, Four Corners BioPharma, Inc. The project will involve establishing processes for storing and sharing knowledge in your multinational corporation and developing the 4CShare software itself.

Over the course of the project, you'll make decisions about the project scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risk. As you make these decisions, an adaptive scoreboard will reflect the impact of your choices on project success. The goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors (as identified by the PMI® 2011 role delineation study):

- Initiating the Project
- Planning the Project
- Executing the Project
- Monitoring and Controlling the Project
- Closing the Project
- Cross-cutting Skills
 
This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of key project management skills. Those skills include:

- Leading a project team
- Balancing competing interests, such as project scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, risk, communications, and procurement considerations throughout every project phase
- Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative team or customer outcomes
- Analyzing schedule, budget, and quality data and using that information to make educated decisions
- Addressing issues related to project procurement
 
Allerton Connector Highway Project Management Simulation
PDU: 10   |   CEU: 1

Through this simulation, the learner will play the role of a project manager on a highway construction project in the small city of Allerton. This project is considered to be a "major project" by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which means it has a budget of $500 million or more.
 
"This simulation is a winner! I would highly recommend the Allerton Connector Project Management Simulation to anyone looking for a capstone experience to test their knowledge and judgment in a real world project management environment."

— Lee R. Lambert, PMP®, CEO, Lambert Consulting Group,
Project Management Institute Fellow, 2009
 
Learners will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation. Each decision will impact the project in different ways. The goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors (as identified by the PMI® 2011 role delineation study):

- Initiating the Project
- Planning the Project
- Executing the Project
- Monitoring and Controlling the Project
- Closing the Project
- Cross-cutting Skills

This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of key project management skills. Those skills include:

- Leading a project team
- Balancing competing interests, such as project scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, risk, communications, and procurement considerations throughout every project phase
- Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative team or customer outcomes
- Analyzing schedule, budget, and quality data and using that information to make educated decisions
- Addressing issues related to project procurement
 
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
 
HealthMax Software Project Management Simulation
PDU: 10   |   CEU: 1
 
Through this simulation, the learner will play the role of a project manager on a new product development project at HealthMax Software. The goal of the project is to develop HealthRecords, a new medical records software system. For HealthMax, a small company, the success of this project has become vital to its long-term viability. It is now March, and the plan is to have three satisfied early-adopter customers and a product that is ready to launch at a major trade show in June of next year. The schedule is tight, and the budget for the project has been set with no possibility of an increase.

You will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation, and each decision will impact the project in different ways. Your goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors:

- Project Integration Management
- Scope Management
- Quality Management
- Schedule/Time Management
- Budget/Cost Management
- Human Resources Management
- Risk Management
- Communications Management
- Procurement Management
 
This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of key project management skills. Those skills include:

- Leading a project team
- Balancing competing interests, such as project scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, risk, communications, and procurement considerations
- Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative team or customer outcomes
- Analyzing schedule, budget, and quality data and using that information to make educated decisions
- Addressing issues related to project procurement
- Facing challenges related to project planning, project execution, and project monitoring and control
 
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
 
 
 

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