Despite all these challenges, the Ripple team triumphed. The only time they wavered and strayed off track was at the start of the build phase, when, faced with an array of very tempting materials and sub assemblies, they dived into task mode, all grabbing pieces and frantically building away. One fair maid was heard to cry “This is not as easy as it looks…….We need a plan……..Nobody’s listening to me!” After a short detour into chaos, they recovered and went on to complete the project on time and in full and, as a result of their success, the simulation indicated to them that they would be awarded a generous proportion of ongoing contracts.
The simulator was a big success, although, of course, there are learning points from the pilot run, which will be incorporated into the programme to make it even better the next time it ventures out into the business world. If you know of a team who would like to take on the Pathfinder Project Management Simulation challenge, please contact us at www.pathfinderassociates.co.uk