Project Management Simulation Review the description of the two simulation options


Project Management Simulation

Review the description of the two simulation options in the Module 8 folder and complete the option that aligns with the Portfolio Project option you selected and have been working on.
The project management simulation assignment consists of two parts.

Part 1: The Simulation Experience
Run the simulation, trying various what-if assessments to obtain a better score and complete the designated scenario. In doing so, you will benefit from running the sessions using different options and trying different action items to experience various project challenges. After completing the simulation session for the designated scenario, capture a screen image of the confirmation page showing your total score for the scenario.
Simulation Link: Project Management Simulation: Scope, Resources, Schedule V2 

Part 2: Essay
After completing the simulation, write an essay that addresses the following elements based on the simulation scenario that you performed. (This part is common to both project and assignment options.)

  • Present      an overview of the simulation scenario.
  • Explain      the intent of the simulation scenario.
  • Relate      at least three PMBOK® Guide standards or practices applied in the      simulation scenario. 
  • Describe      your lessons learned based on the what-if assessments. Explain how the      methods applied to audit and terminate projects are used to capture      lessons learned.
  • Describe      how the simulation experience can be used to enter (or advance) your      career as a project manager.
  • Describe      how proficiency in the use of a project management systems as demonstrated      in the PMS Resource Center can be applied to enter (or advance) your      career as a project manager.

Additional Instructions
Properly organize your writing by including the following:

  • Cover      page
  • Introduction
  • Body      of your work in response to the assignment’s key elements, with headings      and subheadings
  • Conclusion
  • List      of references
  • Appendices—containing      captured screen image of the confirmation page showing your total      simulation score for each scenario performed.

The introduction through conclusion sections of your essay should be approximately full 5 pages in length. Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references. 

Chapters 11.32, 20, & 21.9 in Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Part 1 (Sections 4.7 & 8) & Part 2 (Section 6) in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Module 3 (p. 4) in Project Management System Resource Center (PMSRC)

Aziz, E. E. (2015). Project closing: The small process group with big impact. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2015. EMEA, London, England. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Retrieved from

Browne, W., Dreitlein, S., My, H., Manzoni, J., & Mere, A. (2016). Two key success factors for global project team leadership: Communications and human resource management. Journal of Information Technology & Economic Development, 7(2), 40-48.

Project Management Institute (PMI). (2016, Sep). Improving capability with project management certifications: Telstra’s story. PMI Publications. Retrieved from

Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Pinto, J. K. (2015). Project management: Achieving the competitive advantage (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Project Management Institute. (2006, Oct). Code of ethics and professional conduct. Newton Square, PA: PMI Publications. Retrieved from

Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (6th ed.). Newton Square, PA: PMI Publications.


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