Using simulation games in training project teams
Project managers have a crucial role that requires them to continually negotiate with numerous parties while monitoring complex data and managing project progress. Games are a good way to develop the knowledge and skills demanded in a project environment. Simulation games that are dynamic, interactive, and allow participants to test new strategies and tactics in rapidly changing situations are more effective than conventional teaching methods in providing insight into abstract concepts, such as those at the heart of project management. This article describes what management games are, discusses the benefits of simulation games, and outlines how to development a simulation game using the Twijnstra Gudde method for developing games.