Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/31302
The use of simulations as a teaching/training method is well known and researched even though it is relatively new to project management education. The advantages of simulation-based training have been reported, both when teaching project management and in other disciplines. The aim of this research was to evaluate the effects of simulation-based training in project management education. Both from the viewpoint of students and professors. Sixteen people participated in a simulation workshop. All of the participants answered a pre- and post-simulation exercise questionnaire. Six professors answered a questionnaire regarding simulations as a teaching/training method in project management. Until now, the main focus of simulation-based training research has been on the students. The results regarding improved perceived knowledge of participant were not statistically significant but professors reported that simulation-based training improves participants knowledge. Exposure to simulation-based training, through a workshop, does however increase trainees’ level of agreement with the advantages of simulation-based training. Professors said that students with more project management experience gain more from simulation-based training than those with less experience. Lastly, both students and professors reported a lot of the same advantages and disadvantages with simulation-based training. It is the conclusion of this work that the findings show that simulations are a valuable training method for project managers.