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Princeopoly: Project Simulation

Available in-house only
On site
One Day
Purpose: 

The Project Management game that trains Project Managers and Project Teams in the successful application of Project Management skills.

Princeopoly is a board game with products, risks and issues, and success is determined on the roll of a dice.

Under tight deadlines participants are challenged to build the city of Princeopolis, using their Project Management skills as effectively as they can.

There are several roles: the Project Executive, the Mayor of Princeopolis, and Project Managers for industry, infrastructure, environment and security, supplies, and residential areas.

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Suitable for: 

Princeopoly can be played by any current or future Project Management Professional.

Princeopoly is of particular interest to project teams that want to improve their management skills and effectiveness as a team.

A certain degree of knowledge of PRINCE2® is recommended but not required.

 

What’s good about the course? : 

The game teaches how to manage the Project in an effective way, in both the planning and implementation phases, by using PRINCE2® Processes, Components and Techniques.

The new city of Princeopolis must be habitable; people live, work and play there. Investments must be recouped according to the business plan, while all kinds of complex issues and concerns, hidden agendas and pitfalls are dealt with. Objectives can only be attained if participants work as a team. 

Under the guidance of experienced game leaders, players learn to set up and execute a project. During the game, participants continuously receive feedback on their roles and responsibilities within the Project, and on how decisions are taken. It will become clear that cooperation between Project members is of crucial importance for the progress of the Project.

When to Play the Game

Whenever focus is required on establishing strong Project Governance and assigning roles and responsibilities, for example:

  • In preparation or start up of a project.
  • After the close of a Project phase or at the end of a Stage Boundary.
  • As a practical exercise after completing a PRINCE2® training programme.
  • As a tool to establish project-based working within an organisation.

The principle objective for this workshop-course is for delegates to experience the practical aspects of a PRINCE2 or similar project cycle through a real-world Project Simulation that follows the complete cycle from Project Brief to Project Closure.

Through this course, students will confirm their academic tuition gained through PRINCE2 training. Those students who haven’t had that training will gain a deeper appreciation of the practicalities of real-world Projects.

Objectives:

The principle objective for this workshop-course is for delegates to experience the practical aspects of a PRINCE2 or similar project cycle through a real-world Project Simulation that follows the complete cycle from Project Brief to Project Closure.

Through this course, students will confirm their academic tuition gained through PRINCE2 training. Those students who haven’t had that training will gain a deeper appreciation of the practicalities of real-world Projects.

Benefits:

 

The benefits of the Princeopoly course are two fold:

The Organisation

The benefits of the Princeopoly course are two-fold:
Successful projects, when analysed, often demonstrate the same characteristics:

  • Positive leadership.
  • ​Clear understanding and appreciation of the processes involved.
  • ​Effective communication.

The Princeopoly experience provides your senior management with a tool through which each of these aspects can be tested and evaluated in a controlled and professionally observed environment.

The Student

Game-based methods of learning and gaining a deeper understanding of a subject is recognised as one of the most effective means of training.
Princeopoly provides a practical exposure to a complete project cycle in a controlled environment, and is the best way to round out and gain a deeper understanding of the principles of project management.

Detailed Content:

Please take a look at our video introduction to the Princeopoly Course.

This introduction provides an insight to the Princeopoly course and it's contribution to a deeper understanding of the practicalities of project management.

  • See the benefit it brings to the workshop participants.
  • See what benefits it brings to the sponsoring organisation.
  • Review the structure of the workshop to appreciate the detail provided.
  • Make note of the in-depth 21 page performance report provided as a delivery to the organisation.
  • Note that the course is provided for PRINCE2 graduates and is also a great benefit to those who have no previous experience of project management.

 

Take a look at our introduction to the Princeopoly Course

This introduction provides an insight to the Princeopoly course and it's contribution to a deeper understanding of the practicalities of Project Management.