Constraints in Action
Project trade-off decisions come about when at least one constraint is no longer aligned with the original project
and managers need to adjust the remaining constraints to complete a project.
Run the Project Management Game at least two times until “The End” is displayed.
Introduction (2-3 sentences)
Provide an insight taken away from the game that will pique your reader’s interest. NOTE: Introductions and
conclusions may be written after the body of the paper is completed.
Game Experience (1/2 page)
Describe what happened when you changed size of team and product features.
Screenshot the results and place it in an appendix.
Game Results (1/2 page)
The planned time to market was 60 weeks. Compare your results and explain implications in the difference.
Quality goal: 10 features. Compare your results and explain implications in the difference.
Budget: 600,000 Euros. Compare your results and explain implications in the difference.
Constraints in Operations Management (1 page)
Research best practices for managing constraints in operations. (research required)
Connect with simulation results. Assess how organizations are affected by trade-off decisions. (research
The Consumer (1/2 page)
Research how the difference in planned vs. actual quality from the scenario could affect the consumer. (research
Conclusion (2-3 sentences)
Wrap up the discussion of real-world implications of the game scenario.
Screenshot results of the game
Project Management Game “The End” page
Decision Made page
Effective academic and research writing requires a third-person voice. This SLP will be written in the third
person. Do not use any quotations. Refer to yourself in third person as “participant,” or you can write about what
the “player” will do, rather than saying “I” and “we.” Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and
reference the sources in APA format. NOTE: Failure to use research with accompanying citations to support
content will result in reduced scoring “Level 2-Developing” for Assignment-Driven Criteria, Critical Thinking,
and Assignment Organization and Quality of References on the grading rubric.