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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Game On

Sometimes seen as just a virtual fantasy world, video games bring project management lessons to life.

Robert Castel, MBA, PMP

To view video games as possessing only entertainment value is short-sighted and without merit.

Today's massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) impart social and innovative learning techniques for individuals and groups on a global scale—and to project management's benefit.

Games, particularly MMORPGs, teach players a plethora of emotional intelligence (EI) competencies, such as self-confidence, empathy, trustworthiness and communication.

Games are not about avoiding reality—they are about experiencing reality in a way that is naturally exploitative at many levels. A project team could very ...

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