A project management simulation Cesim Project is a team-oriented interactive programme that has been designed to capture the essence of project management in a collaborative, competitive and variable medium.
This business simulation has been developed by the world's leading experts in the field of learning through action products - CESIM OY of Finland.
Project management, team work and leadership, effective colloboration, communication and interaction
Project managers, project team members, management and workforce of the project offices, in-house Project Management development programmes
Each participant in a Cesim Project simulation exercise has an active role as part of a project team. The project team together is tasked with completing a large sub-project and the entire project organisation must successfully complete multiple possibly interlocking projects each colored by some unique problem spots. The success of the teams vitally depends on the project members’ ability to communicate appropriate action plans within the newly formed project team. Specifically the project teams and members must decide upon formation of project teams based on unique skill sets and task requirements, determination of appropriate budgets, prioritization of project tasks, use of overtime hours, preparation for unexpected changes, outsourcing of tasks, and potential changes in project team composition.
OBJECTIVES & KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Success is measured in a mixture of collaborative and competitive elements. Project teams in charge of their respective sub-projects within the larger project organisation seek to complete their tasks with the best quality, least time and cost and within budgetary constraints. Therefore, all participants must find the fine balance between exercising cost containment and meeting the project deadlines. For each individual project or programme the system takes measures of its quality, time and costs. The simulation has indicators that demonstrate the index of individual project costs and total accumulative cost of the entire programme, project losses, as well as how effectively the project director manages available resourses within the scope of the ultimate project goals and obectives achievement.
KEY DEVELOPMENT AREAS
Better understanding of the critical element of communication in project work. Increased understanding of the interplay of collaborative and competitive elements in an environment that puts interpersonal skills at test. Insights into systematic measurement of project goals and key metrics like time, cost, budget overruns etc. Newly found appreciation of differences of opinion and variance in teamwork skills, and for people management.