At PMzone we understand that your project management skills provide a much greater opportunity than managing an efficient project. They can transform every project around you. We invite you to leverage your skills and our tools and lead the PM revolution in your organization or professional environment.
The project management simulation board game self-training kit provides you with a readymade workshop that’s completely different from any you have attended or led before. Centered around a professional board game, the workshop provides a practical overview and concrete tools for both occasional and experienced project managers, in a dynamic and fun manner. After a quick online training program, you are ready to lead a group workshop that can be conducted as many times, for as many people as required.
What’s in the kit?
‘Being a project manager’ online course overview
The beginning (overview of project management)
What is a Project?
The Golden Triangle and Triple Constrains
The Infamous Triangle and The Truth Behind It
The Primary Paradox of Project Management
What is a Successful Project?
Who is a Project Manager?
The project's compass (initial planning)
Initial Planning Overview
Project Necessity and Feasibility
Project Goals and Objectives
Project Critical Success Factors
Project Stakeholders, Key Players and Affected Parties
Working Assumptions and Constraints
Project Life Cycle, Milestones and Deliverables
Developing a WBS and Rough Estimates
Creating a General Work Plan
Preliminary Risk Identification
Launching the Project
Initial Planning Summary
It's all in the details (detailed planning)
Detailed Planning Overview
Breaking Down Work into Tasks
Task Dependencies and Constraints
Resources, Roles and Responsibilities
Duration and Effort Estimation
Detailed Risk Planning
Detailed Planning Summary
You have reached your destination! (project controlling)
Why Is Controlling Sooooo Important?
Ongoing Controlling Procedures
Periodic Controlling Procedures
Special Controlling Procedures
Who said what to whom? (project communication)
Why Is Communication Sooooo Important?
Project Formal Communication
Project Informal Communication
Summary and Conclusions
The Project Compass Document
Online ‘how-to-play’ course overview
How to play
This easy-to-follow instruction video explains the rules and logic of the PMzone board game and how to conduct the game-based workshop.
Through an enjoyable, hands-on experience that challenges them with real-life scenarios, occasional and experienced project managers gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and main challenges of project management.
Post game discussion
This video explains how to conduct an effective post-game discussion that focuses on the main issues that emerge during the game.
By addressing these topics and understanding their connection to real-world challenges, project managers are able to better understand the discipline and gain practical tools to manage their real-life projects.
Advanced game play
The PMzone simulation board game can be adapted to the level of the participants and the number of times they’ve played the game.
This video explains how to escalate from basic to advanced, while allowing the players the time to understand the rules of this complex game before they proceed to a more advanced level.