Project Simulator


Project Simulator

Project Simulator is a plug-in to Microsoft Project that uses a proven .NET simulation technology to create comprehensive “what-if” scenarios that reflect the reality of your project.

Project Simulator 2010 is a scenario planning, simulation and reporting add-in for Microsoft Project enabling project managers to rapidly Visualize, Analyze and Optimize their project plans, resulting in a higher probability of completing projects on-time and under-budget. 
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Project Planning
Project managers are often challenged with selecting the best method for executing a project before it even begins. This involves analyzing decisions such as using Technology A vs. Technology B or conducting the project in-house vs. outsourcing. Effective selection of the most appropriate plan can be difficult and time consuming considering that the life cycle of a project contains both variability and interdependency. Project Simulator 2010 takes this variability and interdependency into account by providing answers with ranges and confidence levels, resulting in a more accurate forecast of project performance. 
Project Execution
Once the project has begun, project managers have a different set of issues than during the planning stage such as missed deadlines, new bottlenecks and changes in available resources. Project Simulator 2010 addresses these issues by allowing managers to identify and test ways of getting projects back on schedule if they fall behind.
1 . Add Range Estimations to Your Project
Within Microsoft Project, real life variability can be added to task times, resource availability, Go-No-Go criteria and other parameters through statistical distributions.
2. Create Project Scenario(s) with Variability
Easily create “what-if” scenarios and reports through the simulation engine.
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3. Make Decisions Driven by Project Scenario Analytics
View the information you need to reach your project goals and make important decisions, such as:
  • Improved Resource Allocation
  • Investment Decisions
  • Outsourcing Strategies
  • Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Project schedule selection
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Create more realistic plans
Over 70% of all projects are late and over budget. Why? Because when creating project plans, traditional planning tools are incapable of taking into account variable processes, complex interdependencies and resource constraints.
Using Project Simulator is a quick and easy three-step process:
1. Visualize Your Realistic Project Plan with Simulation.
In Microsoft Project, open an existing project file or create a new one. Simply replace uncertain values in your project with statistical distributions or factors which represent the range of possible values.
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2. Analyze Your Project Options with Simulation
Gain visibility into your project dynamics by creating what-if scenarios.
• Technology Investment Options • Plan Configuration Options • Prioritization Strategies

3. Optimize your Project Plan with Simulation

Running what-if scenarios of your plans enables you to understand the cause and effect of the most uncertain and critical factors affecting your future.

• Resource Allocation
• Probability of Critical Path(s)
• Process Improvement Initiatives
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Tell me something I don’t know
Simply adding the ability to model variability is telling project managers something they already know: including variability and resource constraints often will produce less than favorable project schedules. To be useful, the tool must provide the ability to analyze and optimize the project plan, exposing areas of opportunity for improvement in spite of future uncertainties and constraints.
Project Simulator is that tool. It provides the scenario management infrastructure that leads you to answers, not just the probability of outcomes.
Project Simulator is the only scenario planning, simulation and reporting tool designed for Microsoft Project.
Project Scenario Planning?
Project Simulator allows you to easily create scenarios. A scenario represents a distinct, conceivable project future. Project Simulator’s simulation engine simulates each scenario, including future randomness.
Scenario planning enables you to understand the cause and effect of the most uncertain and critical factors affecting your project future. Exploring scenarios gives you visibility into the dynamics of your project, allowing decision-makers to test their beliefs about the way their project works. Scenario planning with simulation allows you to stretch the envelope of your thinking in a risk-free environment.
Given the impossibility of knowing precisely how the future will play out, a good project strategy is one that executes well against several possible scenarios. To find the optimal strategy, multiple scenarios must be created, simulated and analyzed against each other.
Strategies that have been analyzed with the range of future uncertainty against multiple potential project futures are more likely to stand the test of time. Project scenario planning with simulation offers a distinct competitive advantage.
“Decisions which have been pre-tested against a range of what fate may offer are more likely to stand the test of time, produce robust and resilient strategies, and create distinct competitive advantage.”
Enhance your Portfolio Management Capability
Project Simulator is a Microsoft Project add-in specializing in scenario planning and simulation. Project owners can enhance their plans with real life variability and develop the optimal project that meets corporate objectives.
Portfolio Simulator is a full-featured, stand-alone application providing scenario management and simulation technology, so your organization can visualize, analyze and optimize their portfolio of projects. 
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