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HP Race to Results Simulation (Project Management Awareness)


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Course number HC575S
Length 1 day
Delivery method Onsite dedicated training ( OST)

Course overview

Can project management be fun? You bet! HP's Race to Results Project Management Simulation is an exciting, high energy team activity that clearly illustrates the business benefits of project management. This experiential learning, facilitated by the world of motor racing, causes breakthrough understanding of how multiple projects must be orchestrated to maximize bottom line enterprise results.


  • Some project management experience is helpful but not required. Project team experience is very desirable


  • This course is suitable for large numbers and ideally used to engender an initial understanding of project management among groups of project teams preparing to work together
  • It is also valuable to managers and project sponsors wishing to obtain a broad yet focused overview of project management

Course objectives

  • Recognize the requirements and advantages of project management best practices
  • Apply best practices to enhance project delivery
  • Achieve results while working within project constraints

Next steps

  • Project Management Fundamentals (HC577S) and other project management topics leading to recognition of your knowledge and skill by passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification appropriate to your country or region
  • Recognize 6 PDUs (Professional Development Units) for your Project Management certification after completing this course

Benefits to you

  • Improve your understanding of key project management tools and techniques
  • Gain an enhanced appreciation of all areas of responsibility including Business, Operations and Development
  • Apply methodologies and behavioural changes to a realistic software development cycle in a low risk environment
  • Accelerate your understanding of your project management strengths and opportunities

Course outline

Introduction to Simulation

  • Normally delivered over 3 races, the simulation is designed to introduce key components of project management through game dynamics. Project Delivery improves through the successful application of PM tools and techniques allowing the group to deliver projects of increasing complexity and interdependency. The software development cycle is central to the activity and participants are exposed to all process groups [initiation, planning, execution, control and closure]. While a large proportion of project management processes may be discussed, the following are considered in greater detail:

Race 1

  • Silo Working [Operations, Business, Development]
  • Communication Planning
  • Poor Project Initiation/Planning
  • Project Reporting
  • Poor Business Awareness

Race 2

  • Improved Initiation / Planning
  • Introduced Project Chart, Plan, Project Objective Statement
  • Priority Matrix
  • Schedule Planning
  • Work Breakdown Structure, Activity Definition/Sequencing Gantt Chart
  • Duration and Cost Estimating
  • Gantt Chart

Race 3

  • Critical Path Analysis, Arrow Diagramming Method, Precedence Diagramming Method
  • Project Control
  • Planning Adaptive Action
  • Risk [Qualitative Risk Analysis, etc]
  • Acquiring a Team

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