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Never too young to be a project manager – learning through game play

Never too young to be a project manager – learning through game play

Managing projects is tough, right? You need training, experience, an iron will, and a cast-iron stomach to handle the challenges and complexities that your sponsor, stakeholders, vendors, and customers throw at you. It may seem that if you aren’t some sort of Superman, you won't survive.

However, many would disagree. Around the world, children can, and do, manage projects every day. The big difference between their projects and yours is scale and language. But even at that, you may find yourself surprised at what mere children can do in the world of projects. All we need to do is put things in the appropriate language and context, and realise that project management is not all hard work, complexity and Gantt charts – it actually simplifies down to a collection of valuable life skills that can be learned at almost any age. 

You need to have a bit of fun to get the most out of life, and learning is no different. Based on the first book in the Project Kids Adventures series, The Ultimate Tree House Project 2.0 is a fun, interactive game that gets people working together in teams to compete, collaborate and have fun while building a tree house. And you also have to manage the complexities that life can throw at you, because managing a project is never straightforward.

Gary (Gazza) is passionate about sharing knowledge and making project management concepts more accessible, particularly to new and aspiring project managers (of all ages). He likes to tell stories and play games to help convey complex concepts in a way that helps the concepts "stick". Who says learning shouldn't be fun? Read more about Gary. 


Certified project managers can claim one PDU for attending this presentation. 

Event Properties

Event Date 15/11/2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 15/11/2017 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 24/10/2017
Capacity 120
Registered 58
Available place 62
Cut off date 13/11/2017 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Faculty of Engineering
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