How It Works
Participants will be assigned to project teams and will face the challenge of building a rocket to exact specifications. A difficult task as they are given limited knowledge and resources – and are expected to complete the project both on budget and on time. Tension and pressure quickly grow as information is revealed, and team dynamics emerge.
After the activity, the facilitator will conduct a debrief session where participants will discuss their experiences during the simulation, and uncover the DARE model of project management.
Uses and Applications
Rocket provides insight into the choices we make every day as we work to complete the projects that support the strategies of our businesses and organizations. What makes this such an effective learning experience is the combination of an actual hands-on team challenge and Russell's four-step "Dare to Properly Manage Resources" model. The gameplay approach rapidly teaches your participants the importance of each phase, from planning to completion. This way, they can practice what is referred to as a "flexible structure."
Rocket is also based on the global industry standard, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK.) It fully supports project management as defined by the American Society of Training and Development’s Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP.)
By the end of this game, participants will:
- Experience firsthand the skills required to manage projects effectively
- Understand the various challenges of project management
- Realize how to leverage personal strengths to improve project communication
- Learn how to apply the DARE model of project management