Muhlenberg Team Wins PM with Simulation Competition

The winning team discuss their thoughts on project management, SimulTrain, and their overall impressions on the benefits of using simulation in Project Management.

Muhlenberg College won the First Intercollegiate SimulTrain Tournament on Saturday at the University of Scranton. The winning team, with help from a U. Scranton student, led the whole way to win with an overall score of 100.25. Teams from the University of Scranton, Penn State and Kings College competed for the prize, along with a team from the PMI Keystone Chapter's Northeastern PA Branch.

The session kicked off with presentation by Professor Peter Jackson of the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), via Skype, describing how SimulTrain is used in their curriculum. The PMI Team gave an excellent presentation on careers in Project Management, and the programs available to students from PMI to help them along the way. Our host Professor Andrew Berger, Ms. Laurie McCoy, and the University of Scranton did a wonderful job providing a tremendous venue for the games, plenty of food and tech support; thanks to all!

The Muhlenberg College students had the advantage of using SimulTrain in their curriculum this semester, so they were familiar with the both concepts of PM and the game. Professor James Ranieri prepared his team well and would be happy to share the details of his Project Management course with anyone who might be interested in learning more about it. The University of Scranton has already scheduled next year's Collegiate Project Management with Simulation Competition for April 13, 2019.

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