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Come Play with us – Board Game Workshop for Classic Project Management

16 November 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

One of the biggest challenges for project management practitioners and other stakeholders is to gain real-life experience in managing or working through the entire lifecycle of a project. Going through On-The-Job (OJT) project managing cycles is one of the critical areas for project management competencies development. However, the business and organisation project assignments in the real world are not for “training” or “practicing” skills development. The project manager’s performance can often make or break the company’s business results. Thus, it is deemed necessary to have a project management “practice environment” or “training ground” to simulate a close to “real-life” project life-cycle management to close the experience gaps.

The challenges and dilemmas players 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.

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.

During this simulation 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 bigger picture, be in control of the details, think creatively, compete and cooperate with other players, manage uncertainty, and remain on target.

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.

Benefits of attending:

  • Practice the basic concepts and main challenges of project management.
  • Acquire and improve project management skills.
  • Use the language of professional project management.
  • Develop goal-oriented thinking.
  • Demonstrate game insights into real-life dilemmas.
  • Appreciate the project manager’s role.
  • Strengthen bonds and improve communication skills across the project team.


Hilton Hotel, Glasgow
1 William Street
Glasgow, G3 8HT United Kingdom
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0141 204 5555

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