Penn State Abington

What is a Simulation?

The simulator approach

The innovativeness of the simulator is that it affords the user the chance to monitor a project. Whereas traditional training methods place emphasis mainly on planning and implementation, the simulator lets participants practice monitoring a project while being confronted, under stress, with a number of situations that regularly arise in most projects.


simulator image in an office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two ways to learn

When using SimulTrain©, participants work in groups of four persons per simulator. Their training takes place on two levels:


They learn from the simulation itself — from the reactions of the people involved in the project to the decisions made.

 

They also learn from the potent interactions that develop in the four-person groups. Each person plays a very precise role (such as supervising the schedule, costs, quality, and motivation), and these roles engender conflict.