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Kinshasa Risk Management simulation is a workshop that enables practicing the tools and techniques of risk management in a safe controlled environment.

The main purpose of this simulation is to experience the specific operation of projects in which risk management is an important element.


Workshop description

The workshop teaches behaviors such as:

  • Naming of risks
  • Common risk analysis
  • Actions to minimize risks and increase chances
  • Effective communication
  • Target pursuing
  • Accepting responsibility for the decisions taken.

During the workshop, participants use necessary documents for proper risk management, such as:

  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Risk Register
  • Issue Register.

Participants take project roles which allows them to learn the obligations, responsibilities and methods of action that come with those roles.


What is going on?

During Simulation we participate in the "Kinshasa" project – traveling across Africa with teams composed of motorcyclists and supporting cars. The project "Kinshasa" has two objectives:

  • Crossing the route from Lake Chad to the city of Kinshasa visiting the pre-defined places on their way.
  • Making a film about the trip.

To achieve the set goals the team conducts a risk analysis related to their achievement. As a result, the team may decide how to prepare for the trip and create a backup plan.

During the trip the team members will bear the consequences of their choices so that they may establish whether their decisions were good and whether the analysis was correct. In this part of the simulation, the team will react to random unplanned events related to weather, terrain, local culture, politics and equipment - by leveraging the skills of their characters. The participants of the trip will make reports on the project progress on an ongoing basis, solve problems within their authority, and escalate the issues to the higher management level as needed.


Duration

- Simulation including introduction - 1 day

- Other options available when organising simulations for a closed group


Simulation contents

Workshop plan

  • Workshop introduction (aims and premises, administrative matters)
  • Basics of risk analysis (basic concepts, ideas, process)
  • Introduction to the simulation - basic information on the “Kinshasa” project
  • Context analysis for the “Kinshasa” project
  • Risk identification of the “Kinshasa” project
  • Risk evaluation and risk management planning
  • Stage I of the “Kinshasa” project– risk management in a project
  • Stage II of the “Kinshasa” project– risk management taking into account experience acquired during Stage I
  • Review and conclusions


For whom – the benefits

The simulation can be used in various ways.

For participants without theoretical basis concerning risk management the simulation can be an opportunity to meet the concepts of the approach in a friendly environment. It can be used to help in implementing risk management to the project, in particular proving that the risk management helps to achieve the planned goals.

For participants with risk management knowledge the simulation allows deepening their understanding and practicing operation of appropriate mechanisms. It allows moving from the level of 'I know' to the level of 'I understand and I can’. 

For organizations the simulation can be a helpful tool for:

  • Building a culture of the organization consciously managing risk (not only in projects),
  • Team Integration,
  • Increasing awareness of risks and ways to deal with them.

Regardless of the level of knowledge and skills, the workshop simulation allows to develop the skills of effective communication and cooperatio


Remarks

  • This course is accredited by PMI.
  • For participating in a full-day workshop Kinshasa you can receive 7 PDU / Contact Hours.


Application

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