The Project Risk game is a fun hands-on game designed for project managers to learn about risk management
for general learning, for PMP exam prep, or for simulation of their real project risk possibilities. It can be used both in
the classroom environment and as a project team-building activity.
The board game is based on a project path weaving
through the familiar processes of Initating, Planning, Executing, Control & Monitoring, and Closing. There
is a Project Manager pawn that progresses through the path over 12-rounds of project play (representing project reporting
Progressing steps cost chips and returns chips. 6 game pawns represent team members (that can be lost through
certain project risks occurring).
Risk cards are both negative and positive (aka opportunities) and most of these risks
come from an identified risks log but like real life, some come from out of the blue.
Players roll two dice. An
octagonal die represents one of the random risk events being triggered and a 6-sided die represents the project steps progressed.
playing competitively, the winner is the one who finishes to the end, or closest to the end, with the most chips and most
team members left.