MIS Project Manager

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Welcome to ‘MIS Project Manager’

MIS Project Manager (formerly known as the Information Systems Project Manager Game) is a dynamic and interactive computer-based simulation for experiential learning of some of the fundamental principles of Information Systems development project management. It provides an excellent stimulus for student interaction, discussion and debate, with an engaging and light-hearted approach. The context is the development of a generic information system with 18 activities, 250 days and a £1.1m budget.

The simulation/game teaches generic principles of IS development, with specific but non-technical ISD content and realistic insights, gained from experience and the literature. The game is suitable for informal ice breaking and team building roles as well as for supporting formal teaching. It is suitable for up to 10 groups of 1-3 players per session. The computer releases the participant from detailed calculations, and the tutor from detailed rule explanations; it manages the process and content and can generate feedback.

See the menu to the left for full details, operating instructions, and to experience the simulation.

News / updates

Watch this space for site updates and news about the MIS Project Manager simulation
Jan 06A new version of MIS Project Manager is released. It is more user-friendly, including illustrated events and automatically updated status windows. The user can save simulation status locally or on the server.