Project Management Simulation Training

Project Simulation (15 - 22.5 PDU's )

“LSA did a great job. The project management simulation was really well done from both a content and approach perspective. Overall a very positive experience that provided a lot of value. They really understood the art and science of project management and the specifics of our industry.”
Laxmi Peri | VP Technology & Product Development | Thoratec

Would you like to:

  • Kick off a project so that it is set up to succeed?
  • Increase staff involvement and commitment on a key project?
  • Manage limited resources to create the highest business value possible?
  • Establish proactive behavior among project team members?

Description:
Project management skills, tools and techniques are best understood through experiential, hands-on and relevant application. This project management simulation training course integrates all the major project management topics and techniques into a ‘cradle-to-grave’ project simulation. It challenges project teams to run a critical project, creating the highest possible business value – on time and budget.  Project teams learn and apply techniques from the entire project life-cycle.  The simulation is an actual project that requires hands-on planning and execution – it is NOT a computer game. As a result, the simulation flexes to the environment and the capability of the participants and becomes a revealing mirror for understanding their own project practices.

The course follows the life of a project, and each technique is carefully presented so participants can successfully apply it to the simulation in a way that makes sense to their project realities. The simulation includes regular ‘lessons learned’ activities to facilitate the transfer of training to the participants’ actual projects.  Due to the intense team cooperation required, this is also an ideal format for gaining lessons on team dynamics and navigating complex and matrixed environments.

Objectives:

Learn how to:

  • Describe the project management life-cycle
  • Identify the critical cost, schedule and quality constraints and trade-offs
  • Recognize, avoid, and manage problems early related to project scope
  • Identify estimating success factors
  • Develop a detailed baseline project schedule and use it to track project progress
  • Use earned value management techniques to calculate cost and schedule performance to monitor progress
  • Identify internal and external project stakeholders and develop appropriate communication plans
  • Understand company and project risk tolerance
  • Use risk management techniques to identify risks and create appropriate response plans
  • Manage vendors and contractors with more clarity regarding scope, schedule and cost
  • Use in-process reviews to improve performance throughout a project
  • Brief immediate supervisors concisely on project issues

Target Audience:
Anyone associated with programs and projects, from sponsors to team members to key stakeholders, benefits from understanding the tools of project management. Program and project managers, team leaders, and managers overseeing multiple projects will get the greatest benefit from this course.

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about the project management simulation customization and delivery options onsite at your company, please contact us.

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Thanks for a great and valuable session. The Project Management expertise and methodology that you brought to the table was perfectly targeted to our needs and our company. You definitely helped us launch an important step in driving best practice company standards around project management. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to improve Project Management Best Practices, Skills, and Methodologies.

Bill Thayer
VP Field Operations

Bloomenergy

ServiceSource has relied on LSA Global’s expertise for a variety of core initiatives, from strategy design and implementation, to sales skills, to sales coaching. We recently engaged LSA Global to create a competency matrix for our inside sales team that will serve as our roadmap for employee on-boarding, development, succession planning and retention. This project had a tight timeline with high visibility. LSA Global completed the deliverable ahead of schedule and surpassed our expectations.

PMO and Outside Sales Operations
Senior Vice President

Service Source

We recently designed and implemented two high value Project Management Workshops with LSA. The goal was to improve the fundamental project management skills for less experienced project managers and team members and to prepare our experienced project managers to become PMP certified. The programs were very well received and additional sessions have been requested. Both facilitators were excellent, building strong rapport with our scientists and taking time to encourage & answer questions. Based upon the results and the feedback around the company, the next workshops are already full. I highly recommend LSA to any company looking to take their project management skills to the next level.

Stacey Porter
Senior Manager Learning & Development

Roche

Gilead and LSA Global continue to build a mutually beneficial relationship. We have found LSA to be highly responsive to meeting our unique needs in learning and development. Their passion for high levels of customer satisfaction and quality align very closely with our core values.

Kudos to LSA Global for the program that they provided my team. It was exactly what I wanted, and your team did a great job of engaging our group and providing a solid introduction to key Project Management skill sets.

Laura McHugh
Director of Training and Organizational Development

Gilead

We turned to LSA Global to help us take our project risk management practices to the next level. As we continue to grow and our projects are increasing significantly in complexity, it is imperative that we incorporate risk management best practices deeper into our Delivery and Project Management methodologies to continue to increase productivity, efficiency, and client satisfaction. I am really happy with the results and would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take project risk management to the next level.

Scott Wassmer
US Director of Production

AKQA

We hired LSA to design and deliver a Project Post Mortem for 65 key people on a critical project with a very tight turnaround. LSA’s ability to identify the key trends, leverage points, and next steps was great. They really got to the heart of the issues in a constructive and unbiased manner that exceeded my expectations. It was not an easy task with so many skeptical people with different agendas, styles, experience, and perspectives.

Darrell Gallagher
Head of Studio

Crystal Dynamics

LSA did a great job. The project management solution was really well done from both a content and approach perspective. Overall a very positive experience that provided a lot of value. They really understood the art and science of project management and the specifics of our industry.

Laxmi Peri
VP Technology & Product Development

Thoratec

LSA’s Project Management facilitator is one of the best I have ever worked with. His efforts and work in teaching complex and intensive Project Management principles across all levels and backgrounds within our organization have been of the highest value.

Leslie Guzman
Learning and Development

Roche

The project management training program was really great. It was extremely helpful to me as a manager to be strategic during a time of explosive growth and change. It was fully customized to our industry and our needs, everyone came out of it with a solid direction of next steps, and the satisfaction scores were wonderful. It could not have gone any better. The team is still talking about it and looking forward to more. We are excited to take the next steps with LSA Global and implement the project management best practices in a way that works for our unique culture.

Karen M. Inzilla
Director, Sales Operations

Blackhawk Network

LSA’s Customized Project Management workshop exceeded our expectations. The facilitator was a true expert in both the content and our industry. They really understood our priorities and helped us learn not only the best practices in Project Management, but how to apply them to our specific environment. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to create the foundation for successful projects and project teams.

Dave Musolf
Director Program Management

Palm

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