Professors are tasked with teaching students the theory of project management while exposing them to the art and science of project management. Together with the classroom experience, our simulation will help students improve their skills and reduce the potential for costly mistakes, while exposing them to a wide range of project scenarios they may encounter in the real world.
Using the PMBOK® Guide as the foundation, our project management simulation allows students to apply theory to practice by running a project from beginning to end, all while providing students with rich multimedia experiences to master theoretical concepts.
During a simulation run, there are NO lectures or quizzes. Instead, students learn through experience by receiving feedback from the simulation guide or through the interaction of the simulation stakeholders based on the decisions made during the project. This virtual method is the most realistic approach to how project managers learn in the real world, by trial and error, except running this simulation will not affect a person's career or reputation due to any mistakes. Thus, this method also prepares students to take on the role of project manager. In addition, there are other interactive activities students will complete, thus engaging in real project management issues and gaining real project management experience.
At the end of every simulation run, each student receives a scorecard out of 100 based on how well they applied the concepts of the PMBOK® Guide to a project. This information can be used to assess how well students are applying theory to practice, as well as to adjust the course curriculum to allow for better student comprehension of the concepts taught in class.
How Does It Work?
The Double Masters academic version simulation is offered on-demand via the web and can be run whenever convenient for the student or instructor. This means there is no software to download or manage and the simulation can be accessed from any computer in the world, as long as there is reliable Internet connectivity. With this model, there is no need to go through your school's bookstore, as access is made directly through the Double Masters’ website. Once a student registers on the Double Masters' website, payment is made via PayPal. Schools can also choose to pre-pay for their session.
The process is simple and straightforward:
The Instructor defines the simulation session duration. The students can only run the simulation during the established time constraints.
Students are given an ID and session code to be placed into the same simulation session.
The Instructor assesses their student’s performance via the scorecard. The instructor can monitor every decision a student makes, as well as have access to mail and documents read, schedule and budget data, EVM metrics, and decisions made.
Integrating the Simulation
Using the Double Masters simulation is easy. In fact, using the simulation as a supplement to academic coursework is no different than any homework assignment. Double Masters will set up the simulation session, provide support to the professor, as well as provide teaching notes and an instructor’s guide.
To learn more on how to implement the simulation into your course, or to schedule a web demonstration of the simulation features, press the button below and provide the following information:
- Instructor's name, email and associated university
- Name of course or department of studies
- Indicate if the course is at the graduate or undergraduate level
- Briefly describe your needs