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In today's streamlined organizations, project management is no longer just the domain of the specialist. Now just about everyone is required to play the project manager role. At the same time, this growing need doesn't necessarily require certifications, Gantt charts, or the Critical Path Method. Instead, what's really needed is a basic, solid skill set that can be applied to everyday work.
Here's the training solution that will provide just the right amount of insight. From subject matter expert Lou Russell, this game is titled Rocket: The Project Management Game, a competitive team simulation that emphasizes simple, fast, and flexible techniques for ensuring project success.
What makes Rocket such an effective learning experience is the combination of an actual hands-on team challenge and Russell’s four-step "Dare to Properly Manage Resources" model. Through game play, participants learn very quickly the importance of each phase, from planning to completion as well as the need to practice what's referred to as "flexible structure."
How It Works
At the heart of the game is a construction project to build a rocket. Project teams are faced with the challenge of building to exact specifications, given only limited knowledge and resources – and they're expected to complete the project both on budget and on time. While on the surface, it may seem like a somewhat simple task, tension and pressure grow as information is revealed and team dynamics emerge.
The Rocket Game Kit includes everything you need to train up to 16 players at one time. All parts are reusable.
For three teams of 4 to 7 each.
Rocket is based on the global industry standard, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and it supports project management as defined by the American Society of Training and Development’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).
Complete Game Kit includes: