This course is designed to give you a foundation in complex project management and then to put these skills to the test on a major project simulation without the real-life risks. Effective project managers are developed through practice and feedback. Pilots, medical specialists and astronauts use simulation to develop their skills and reduce the risk of failure under pressure. This is an exciting opportunity for project professionals, organised in competing teams, to manage and “live” a complex project in the safety of a virtual simulated environment.
The first day of the course provides participants with the theoretical knowledge and skills required to recognise when complexity is present in project environments and to select and apply approaches for navigating the identified complexity. Aims include the application of knowledge of the elements and types of complexity to identify, assess and treat project complexity and the skills to evaluate and implement alternative approaches and strategies for responding effectively.
The second day enables participants to work on a simulated project from start to finish; putting their skills to the test to make critical decisions and to see the impact of those decisions. The simulation experience uses the construction of a football stadium project, but the lessons are relevant to complex projects in general. This includes making decisions, engaging with stakeholders, using effective communication skills, managing teams, dealing with complexity & ambiguity, and managing risk & uncertainty. Virtual teams compete to achieve the best project outcomes, but the real opportunity is the chance to compare the decisions made by each of the teams.
ICCPM together with Prendo’s Spatium simulation provides an intense, risk-free experience of managing a complex project. Developed with the Major Projects Association in the UK, the simulation provides an opportunity for project professionals to apply their complex project management skills and then be debriefed at the end, reflecting on the impact of decisions made and how they may improve in the future.
Project and Program Managers, Project Team Members, Senior Managers, Project Sponsors
2-days face-to-face OR
2021 Delivery Schedule:
- 24 – 25 August 2021 (Face-to-face – location TBD)
- 16 – 17 September 2021 (Online)
- 8 – 9 November 2021 (Face-to-face – location TBD)
- 15 – 16 February 2022 (Online)
- 15 – 16 March 2022 (Online)
- 17 – 18 May 2022 (Online)
- Certificate of Completion and a digital badge for your email signature
- Workbook, course slides and participation in the simulation
Discounts are available for ICCPM Members. Please refer to our pricing page for more information.
ICCPM is committed to fair and transparent application of fees and charges as well as the processing of refunds where applicable. Carefully read our ICCPM for detailed information pertaining to course refunds.
Expression of Interest
A is available to express interest for any of our courses. We will contact you when the next course is ready to be announced.