The PMzone simulation board game workshop is a game-based seminar that provides experienced and occasional project managers and their team members, with a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and main challenges of project management, through an enjoyable, hands-on experience. So, whether you were asked to manage a project alongside different professional tasks, or your profession is to manage projects, you can acquire all the knowledge and tools you require by playing an enjoyable board game.
During the game, players will need to add value to their project, plan their way forward, perform both known and unknown tasks, deal with constraints, manage risks, operate within a defined budget and resource constraints, consider the big picture, be in control of the details, think creatively, compete and cooperate with other players, manage uncertainty, and remain on target. The challenges and dilemmas player will confront during the game, will allow them to develop new perspectives and improve their decision-making skills, helping them tackle their real-life projects. At the end of the game, a group discussion will be held, allowing the players to hone in on the main issues that arose during the game and understand their implications on the everyday challenges associated with managing a project. The discussion will further address the manner in which the project goals influenced the players’ strategy, the need for advance planning, the uncertainty inherent in any project, and the project manager’s leading role in the success of a project.
- Learn the basic concepts and main challenges of project management
- Acquire and improve project management skills
- Practice the professional project management language
- Develop goal-oriented thinking
- Learn how to apply game insights to real life dilemmas
- Gain a deeper understanding of the project manager’s role
- Strengthen bonds and improve communication skills across the project team