Project Management Simulation Training

Project Simulation (15 - 22.5 PDU's )

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“LSA did a great job. The project management simulation training was really well done from both a content and approach perspective. 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?

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 project management simulation training 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.


Learn how to:

  • Identify, recognize, and manage problems related to the critical cost, schedule, and quality constraints and trade-offs
  • Identify estimating success factors
  • Develop a detailed baseline project schedule and use it to track project progress
  • Identify internal and external project stakeholders and develop appropriate communication and expectation management plans
  • Use project risk management techniques to identify risks and create appropriate response plans
  • Use in-process project reviews to improve performance throughout a project

Target Audience
Anyone associated with programs and projects including project sponsors, project managers, project team members, and key stakeholders.

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

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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


The project management training program was fantastic. It could not have gone any better.  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.  We are excited to take the next steps with LSA Global and to implement the project management best practices in a way that works for our unique culture.

Karen M. Inzilla
Director, Sales Operations

Blackhawk Network

LSA recently designed and delivered a project post mortem for a highly strategic project with a group of 25 team members from engineering, design, marketing, product management, sales, manufacturing, purchasing, business development, research, and finance. The pre-workshop diagnostic, interviews, and experiential session greatly exceeded our expectations.

We were able to honestly and effectively get everything out on the table, agree upon key lessons, and create a targeted action plan that made sense for our unique situation, team, and culture. The whole process made a very complex and potentially political situation a big success. We could not have done the retrospective without LSA.

Eric Vernon
Director of Operations


We have found LSA to be highly responsive to meeting our unique project management training program needs. 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 the solid Project Management skills that we need.

Laura McHugh


We hired LSA to design and deliver a Project Post Mortem for sixty five key people on a mission critical project with a very tight turnaround. LSA’s ability to identify the key trends, leverage points, and next steps was remarkable.

They really got to the heart of the issues in a constructive and unbiased manner that exceeded our expectations.

It was not an easy task with so many skeptical people with different agendas, styles, experience, and perspectives.  But they nailed it.  Thank you!

Darrell Gallagher
Head of Studio

Crystal Dynamics

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


LSA’s ability to do an effective project postmortem and then help us to use those insights to define and plan our next strategic project were invaluable.  Their practical approach and built-for-purpose project kickoff and definition methodology have definitely taken our project definition, project planning, and project management skills to the next level.

I bet they helped us to move 4 times faster than we would have without their help.

Elizabeth Smith, PMP
Senior Project & Portfolio Manager

LSA Global Applegate Consumer Product Client

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 skills and methodologies.

Bill Thayer
VP Field Operations


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


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


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


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