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Simulation Workshop: Project Leadership

Stepping up to the role of leading a project is intimidating enough for a project leader, but it can be a major risk for the business if the first time they lead a project is in a live environment. This 2 day simulation workshop provides a realistic and dynamic experience of running a large project in a risk-free environment.

What is a Simulation?

Simulated learning blends immersive 'virtual' gaming with face-to-face tuition to create a 'real-life' learning experience.

What the experience will feel like for an attendee?

Teams of three attendees play the same 'risk-free' scenario (a true ‘level playing field’) which you don’t get in the workplace, so attendees can really get a handle on which specific skills they need to improve, and get help with improving them from our highly-skilled facilitators who add-value and embed learning by sharing their real-life experiences.

How does the simulation work?

The Simulation is based on Academic Research that models human behavioural systems and has high validity - attendees cannot ‘game’ the simulation or ‘fix’ the results.  It is a computer based, realistic scenario, playing (and scored) against simulated characters, with their own personalities, beliefs and traits. These stakeholders play back at you, changing their behaviour, based on what you do (using Higher Order Artificial Intelligence). There’s a ‘perfect’ score, based on objectives and a 'perfect' outcome, with attendees assessed on how near the ‘perfect’ answer they get.

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Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To:

  • Define objectives and clarify success criteria
  • Form contract and resourcing strategies
  • Manage risk and uncertainty
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Balance conflicting stakeholder interests and managing scope changes
  • Understand the independence of scope, risk, contract and stakeholder variables

Course Content

Workshop Outline

The simulation project is the construction of a new football stadium which is played in teams. The primary objective is to complete the project on time, on budget and consistently whilst keeping major stakeholders informed and satisfied. It hones player’s skills in risk analysis, risk management, change control, issues analysis, issue management, stakeholder management, and critical path analysis and resource (human and financial) management.

Players will develop skills in:

  • Assimilating and analysing information quickly and effectively
  • Effective communication and teamwork
  • Organising information and tracking actions efficiently
  • Quality decision making under pressure, dealing with ambiguity
  • Effective risk analysis and management
  • Effective stakeholder analysis and management
  • Effective issue management and resolution.

And achieve learning outcomes in:

  • The importance of project management to the implementation of strategy
  • The ability to handle fast-paced change in a resilient way
  • The roles and responsibilities required that contribute towards effective project management
  • The skills needed for successful project delivery


This course requires some pre-course reading.

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