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.
Properly organize your writing by including the following:
- Cover page
- Body of your work in response to the assignment’s key elements, with headings and subheadings
- 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)
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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.
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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 https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/ethics/pmi-code-of-ethics.pdf
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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