Enhancing Construction Project Management Education by Simulation

Saeed Rokooei, James D. Goedert, Lotfollah Najjar

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Simulations are one of the new pedagogical tools that are presented as supplementary materials in higher education. Many fields, such as aviation, medical science, and business, are incorporating simulation applications into their programs and using them as a part of the curriculum. However, the project management field suffers from an insufficient number of simulation applications. PERFECT is a project time management simulation application that was designed, developed, and tested at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln between 2013 and 2015. Two groups of students (with and without project time management knowledge) participated in the PERFECT-test. The results of both groups indicated that PERFECT was an effective and engaging tool in project time management education. PERFECT provides a first module of the whole project management area and promotes pedagogical tools in using simulation as a rich supplementary tool in higher education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number04017003
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Measurement
  • Pedagogy
  • Project management
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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