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Polestar Project Management Simulation

 The Approach

This interactive simulation is a high-impact, energetic and fun way to accelerate understanding, involvement and acceptance of Project Management best practice in your organisation.

Facilitated in the fast world of global online retail, Polestar PM brings to life the project based behavioural and process issues faced by organisations. This is done through realistic scenarios to which participants can directly relate to and have actual experience of.

This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding of Project Management best practice and transforms learning into an engaging, fun and highly memorable shared experience.

This approach has been recognised by Gartner who identified that it can “transform learning into a more engaging and dynamic process, enhancing people’s work performance and driving business results”.


The Benefits

●      Increase understanding of the organisational impact of successful project management

●      Understand how project management can facilitate alignment of projects to business objectives

●      Improved understanding of Project management tools and techniques in a compressed timeframe

●      Achieve real results while working within project constraints

●      Enhanced appreciation of all areas of project responsibility, including Business, Operations and Project Office

●      Enables application of best practice methodologies such as PMBOK and PRINCE2 to project delivery


How it Works

Normally delivered over 3 rounds, the Polestar simulation is designed to introduce key Project Management components through game dynamics. Polestar simulations can be delivered over more or less rounds, dependent upon the organisational challenge.

Project delivery improves through the successful application of Project Management tools and techniques allowing the group to deliver projects of increasing interdependency and complexity. The following challenges and aspects of PM are considered during each round.

Round 1

Working in silos (Operations, Business, Project Office)

Poor Project Initiation and Communication

Poor Planning

Poor Monitoring and Control - scope, schedule and cost

Lack of Business Awareness


Round 2

Working together

Improved Initiation/Planning

Improved Monitoring and Control

Project Management tools - Gantt Chart, Work Breakdown Structures

Planning Adaptive Action


Round 3

Sharing the vision

Project Management Tools - Critical Path Analysis, Arrow Diagramming Method, Precedence Diagramming Method

Managing Risk

Project Closing

Project success


Tailored Options

The flexibility of this simulation enables the exploration of additional areas as required, including:

  • Global Projects
  • Project Finances
  • Effective Project Sponsorship
  • Role of the PMO