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Project Management simulation

Simulation and video-based training experience for learning and practicing project management

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About

Learn about and practice project management in a realistic simulation.

 

Learning about and gaining skills in project management requires practice. With GoVenture Project Management, you can manage one or more projects in a highly-realistic simulation:

  • Review milestones

  • Conduct research 

  • Identify tasks and determine budgets, costs, duration, dependencies, and skills needed.

  • Assign tasks to various people and groups.

  • Build and manage a Gant Chart and Kanban Chart, Critical Path, and Risk Register.

  • Send status reports.

  • Monitor project progress over many simulated weeks.

  • Manage unexpected events and take action to stay on time and on budget.
     

Project Scenarios

  • Develop a new energy bar
     

  • Renovate and launch a restaurant
     

  • Launch a new business
     

  • More scenarios coming soon

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Time Required

  • Simulation with videos and quizzes requires 3 hours to complete per project (on average). Can be played over multiple sessions on any schedule.
     

  • Play multiple project scenarios to reinforce concepts and improve performance (playing 3 projects takes about 8 hours).

What's Included

  • Simulation with videos and quizzes integrated directly into the experience.

  • Several whiteboard-style videos of project management fundamentals.

  • Project Management Superhero Book (PDF)

  • Glossary of 92 terms.

  • Fully automated performance assessment.

  • Global leaderboard to compare your performance to the best in the world (anonymous).

  • Everything is online and accessible from an Internet browser using any computer, Chromebook, or tablet.
     

Personal & Educational Use

  • This program is available for personal learning and for use by instructors and trainers to enhance an existing course or curriculum.
     

  • This program can replace some or all of your basic lectures and activities, or use it to add an experiential-learning activity to your curriculum.
     

  • You can be up and running in minutes and everything is fully automated, requiring minimal time investment.
     

  • Save time — Teaching project management is challenging because when you have many students doing project management activities, you end up spending a lot of time reviewing and assessing practice projects and providing technical support (how to use Microsoft Project, Excel, etc).  The GoVenture Project Management simulation eliminates all of these challenges.


 

Assessment

  • Assessment is fully automated and is scored based on quiz results from watching the videos and project results from the simulation.  This assures that learners are graded on both participation and performance.

Demonstration

Practice Being a Project Manager

  • The simulation puts you in the role of a project manager who is tasked with managing one or more projects. 
     

  • Start with basic projects and level up to more advanced projects.

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Simulation

  • Set up milestones, tasks, task assignments, and Gantt charts, manage budgets, critical path, and more.
     

  • Unexpected events may affect time, budget, and more.  

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Project Managment | Tasks
Project Managment | Assignments
Project Managment | Monitoring

Microlearning

  • Using our microlearning methodology, each project management concept is introduced using a brief whiteboard-style video, followed by text-based review slides, followed by a multiple-choice quiz.
     

  • The quiz results are integrated into the simulated sales results, inspiring you to remain engaged throughout the experience.

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Project Management Superhero Book (PDF)

A powerfully clear and concise guide to the basics of project management. Includes a glossary of 92 terms.

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Performance Report

Maximize your score in the Performance Report and compare performance to the best in the world on the Global Leaderboard.

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Pricing & Buying

Education Version

For schools, universities, nonprofits, and businesses. Includes an instructor dashboard for managing and monitoring students.

Home Version

Courses for personal learning are at GoVentureCourses.com

Topics Covered

1. Introduction to Project Management:

Definition of project management.

Phases of project management (planning, execution, delivery).

Objectives of project management.

Roles of Project Owner and Project Manager.

2. Project Constraints:

Definition and importance of project constraints.

Three main project constraints: Scope, Time, and Budget.

Additional constraints: Quality, Resources, Risk, Benefits.

3. Scope Management:

Definition of project scope.

Components of project scope (boundaries, objectives, deliverables).

Importance of a well-defined project scope.

4. Time Management:

Differentiation between time constraints and duration.

Impact of fixed deadlines and flexibility in completion dates.

Distinction between duration and effort.

5. Budget Management:

Definition of project budget.

Allocation of financial resources to expenses, resources, and contingencies.

Balancing work time, duration, and cost.

Compromises in projects with limited budgets.

6. Communication in Project Management:

Importance of communication in project success.

Key stakeholders in a project.

Timely information sharing among stakeholders.

Processes and tools for coordinating and monitoring project progress.

 

7. Milestones:

Breakdown of a project into milestones.

Definition of project milestones.

Significance of milestones in tracking project progress.

Example of milestones in a book publishing project.

8. Tasks:

Definition of tasks within milestones.

Assignment of tasks to individuals or teams.

Completion of tasks leading to milestone achievement.

Importance of monitoring task progress.

9. Task Properties:

Identification of task properties: Name, Duration, Cost, Skills, Dependencies.

10. Task Dependencies:

Definition of dependencies in project management.

Four main types of dependencies: Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, Start-to-Finish.

Examples of each dependency type.

11. Research & Planning:

Importance of research and planning in defining milestones and tasks.

Project Manager's role in gathering necessary information.

Expertise needed for defining project components.

12. Planning:

Foundation of project execution.

Definition of project planning.

Activities and documentation involved in project planning.

Common planning tools: Task & Milestone Lists, Critical Path, Risk Register, Contingency Plan, Kanban Chart, Gantt Chart.

 

13. Assignments:

Assignment of tasks in a project.

Factors considered when assigning tasks (reliability, quality, time, cost).

Compromises in projects with limited budgets and short timeframes.

Monitoring progress of assigned tasks.

14. Monitoring:

Importance of monitoring in project management.

Key metrics to monitor: Time elapsed and remaining, Tasks completed and remaining, Budget spent and remaining.

Monitoring individual task progress.

Taking action to correct deviations from the project plan.

Learning Outcomes

 

1. Understanding Project Management:
Define Project Management.
Recognize the roles of Project Owner and Project Manager.
Understand the responsibilities of Project Owner and Project Manager.


2. Project Constraints:
Identify the three main project constraints: Scope, Time, and Budget.
Recognize additional constraints such as quality, resources, risk, and benefits.
Understand the importance of considering constraints during planning and execution.


3. Scope Management:
Define project scope.
Understand the significance of a well-defined project scope.
Recognize the elements included in project scope definition.


4. Time Management:
Differentiate between duration and effort in project management.
Understand the significance of time constraints.
Recognize the impact of duration on project resources and budget.


5. Budget Management:
Define project budget.
Recognize the allocation of financial resources for expenses, resources, and contingencies.
Understand the need for balancing time, cost, and scope in projects with limited budgets.


6. Communication in Project Management:
Acknowledge the importance of communication in project success.
Identify stakeholders in a project.
Understand the need for timely information sharing.


7. Milestones and Tasks:
Define project milestones.
Understand the relationship between milestones and tasks.
Recognize the significance of achieving milestones for project completion.


8. Task Management:
Identify the properties of a project task (Name, Duration, Cost, Skills, Dependencies).
Understand dependencies and their types (FS, SS, FF, SF).
Recognize the importance of task completion for achieving milestones and project success.


9. Planning Tools:
Identify common project management planning tools (Task & Milestone Lists, Critical Path, Risk Register, Contingency Plan, Kanban Chart, Gantt Chart).
Understand the purpose and benefits of each planning tool.


10. Assignment and Resource Management:
Understand the process of assigning tasks to individuals, teams, or organizations.
Recognize factors to consider when selecting assignees (reliability, quality, time, cost).
Acknowledge the need for compromise in projects with limited budgets and short timeframes.


11. Project Monitoring:
Identify key metrics to monitor during project execution (Time elapsed and remaining, Tasks completed and remaining, Budget spent and remaining).
Understand the importance of monitoring individual task progress.
Recognize the need for corrective actions and contingency plans when a task is off target.


12. Research and Planning:
Understand the role of research in project planning.
Recognize the need for expert knowledge in defining milestones and tasks.
Acknowledge the importance of consulting with experts for guidance.

PM Learnig Outcomes
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