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The Project Management Board Game (2 days, 15 PDUs)

19 -  20 Jun in Penang 
Contact us to arrange for in house sessions to meet your schedule. (Fully HRDF claimable)
* Acquire effective and practical Project Management Application skills thru FUN Board Games!


One of the biggest challenges for project managers or project management practitioners is to gain real-life experience in managing or working through the entire life-cycle of a project. Going through enough On-The-Job (OJT) project managing cycles is one of the critical areas for project management competencies development. However, the business and organization project assignments in the real world are not for “training” or “practicing” skills development. The project manager’s performance can often make or break the company’s business results. Thus, it is deemed necessary to have a project management “practice environment” or “training ground” to simulate a close to “real-life” project life-cycle management to close the experience gaps.


The learning objectives include:

  • Practice the key concepts and main challenges of project life-cycle management
  • Acquire, polish, and further improve the project management skills
  • Narrow the Know-Do and Say-Do project managing gaps
  • Develop project goal-oriented thinking
  • Demonstrate game insights into real-life project dilemmas
  • Hands-on experience in project analysis and how to achieve project KPIs
  • Polishing the project strategic thinking and competing constraints trade-off
  • Deepen the appreciation of the project manager’s leadership, roles, and responsibilities
  • Strengthen bonds and improve communication skills through team-play


Module 1: Project Management Fundamentals

This module aims to refresh the participants’ understanding of the project management key concepts, knowledge areas, and critical techniques and methodology in planning and to manage the respective phases in a project life-cycle.

Module 2: Ready to Play the PM Board Game

This module provides an overview of the board game structure, introduces the playing rules, roles, and methods, and aligns the participants to the game simulation objectives and desired outcomes. A play-simulation case example will be used to fast-track the participants’ learning of the game.

Module 3: Learning PM The Fun Way

An entry-level round of play using a custom-made case allows players to get familiar with the game and to practice and refresh their project life-cycle managing skills in an interactive team setting.

  • Game1 - Breathe Life into Theory
  • TheKnowing-Doing Gaps
  • Theimportance of Planning & Basic Practices
Module 4: Lever-Up Your PM Skills

A competency polishing round of play using a custom-made case allows players to pick up the lessons learned from Game 1 and improve their project life-cycle management skills through active discussions and reviews in a team setting.

  • Game2 – Converting Understanding into Actions
  • TheCompeting-Constraints Trade-off
  • Howto Control the Project?
  • Theimportance of Project Stakeholders and Strategies Alignment
Module 5: Applying the PM Best Practices

A showcase round of play using a custom-made case allows players to demonstrate the best practices acquired from Games 1 and 2. The players will have the opportunities to challenge for the best project outcomes through active brainstorming, creative actions, and a goal-driven decision-making process in a team setting.

  • Game3 – Mastery Challenge
  • TheProject Goals-Oriented Thinking
  • CriticalProject Decision Making
  • TheProject Accountability
Module 6: 3Rs Session

The 3Rs session is to allow the players and the team to Relate, Reflect, and Realize the board game plays experiences, identify the skills gaps, and put the learning of the best practices into actions.

  • The3Rs – Relation-Reflection-Realization
  • TheProject Management Competency for Personal & Organization
  • ConvertingBest Practices into Actions


This workshop-based course uses the board game from PMZONE® to simulate the project management practices based on PMBOK® Guide from the Project Management Institute, www.pmi.org. Classroom training, exercises, industry-tailored game-based case studies, hands-on game plays, and experience sharing are included to impress learning.


Project practitioners, project managers, project leads, project team members, functional managers, executives, engineers, and those who are managing small to big projects.


2 days, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm


The pre-requisite to this class is the “Project Management Foundation” training and a minimum of 1 year of project experience.

Promo Price (per participant, excluding SST):
* Normal: RM 1,580 per pax
* Early bird: RM1,380 per pax (register 3 weeks before the training)