MindEdge offers Palatine Group's "Return to Mars" Project Management Simulation

March 31, 2009

MindEdge is partnering with Palatine Group to offer learners Return to Mars: Leading a Complex Project, an online, simulation-based project leadership course developed for NASA. Learners who successfully complete the course can earn 14 PDUs for Project Management Professional recertification.

Return to Mars is offered through MindEdge's Winchester Center for Management Development and will be available through many of MindEdge's project management training partners.

Return to Mars blends over 40 flash movies, 350 screens, state-of-the-art sound, animation, interface facility — and even the legendary actor Leonard Nimoy — into 14 powerful modules. The groundbreaking, interactive, media-rich learning experience recreates many of NASA's innovative projects, including the Pathfinder Mission to Mars. The course uses an advanced project to create a dramatic context for a learner to build skills and to practice project management techniques within a subsystem of the Pathfinder mission/project. Participants simulate a real project, gaining information and skills they can immediately apply to their own projects.

The course gives participants a clear understanding of the dynamics and challenges of project management, and provides tools and techniques for managing the entire project life cycle. Alongside insights into the value of such skills as leadership, teamwork, and communication, Return to Mars provides practical tools such as work breakdown structures, lessons learned, and a 60-day scheduling tool.

"We're very pleased to make Return to Mars available for project managers interested in honing their decision-making skills through adaptive learning," said Jefferson Flanders, president of MindEdge. "Palatine Group has been a leader in project management education and training, and offers an unparalleled expertise in simulations."

About Palatine Group

Palatine Group is a professional services firm offering business and project management simulations, performance support, and technology-based learning. Founded in 1976, Palatine Group offers global services, operating through several industry-focused groups in financial services, government, communications, technology, and healthcare. With over 60,000 managers trained and over 75% of US government agencies and 35% of Global 50 companies as clients, Palatine continues to pioneer new ways to think about knowledge delivery, client performance, and innovative solutions. Palatine Group is located in New York City, in Soho's technology corridor. Visit: http://www.thepalatinegroup.com

About MindEdge

MindEdge, a learning company based in Waltham, MA, provides leadership, management, communication, and educational solutions for organizations to help them meet their objectives.


For more information, contact Jefferson Flanders, President of MindEdge, at 781-250-1805, or email jflanders@mindedge.com.