Kinshasa RISK simulation


Kinshasa Risk Management simulation is a workshop that enables practicing the tools and techniques of risk management in a safe controlled environment.

The main purpose of this simulation is to experience the specific operation of projects in which risk management is an important element.

The workshop teaches behaviors such as:

  • Naming of risks
  • Common risk analysis
  • Actions to minimize risks and increase chances
  • Effective communication
  • Target pursuing
  • Accepting responsibility for the decisions taken.

During the workshop, participants use necessary documents for proper risk management, such as:

  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Risk Register
  • Issue Register.

The Simulation

During Simulation we participate in the "Kinshasa" project – traveling across Africa with teams composed of motorcyclists and supporting cars. The project "Kinshasa" has two objectives:

  • Crossing the route from Lake Chad to the city of Kinshasa visiting the pre-defined places on their way.
  • Making a film about the trip.

In order to achieve their goal, the team shall analyze the risks associated with their journey.  Then they can decide how to prepare for the trip and they can secure alternative plans. They have to analyse descriptions of countries they travel through, filter important information and build project plan and risk management plan from them. They also have opportunity to plan and execute risk responses.

During the expedition, the team will bear the consequences of their choices, which will help them to understand whether the decisions were appropriate and whether the analysis was accurate. In this part of the simulation, the team will respond to emerging unplanned events related to, for example, weather, terrain, local culture, politics and equipment – using the skills of characters previously chosen. The participants of the expedition should report their progress in the project, solve problems within their responsibilities, and, if necessary, raise issues to higher level of management.


Available Options:

  • Simulation only - 1 full day
  • Simulation with Risk Management training - 2 days


Simulation contents

  • Introduction – goals and objectives of the workshop, administrative matters
  • Introduction to Simulation – information about the "Kinshasa" project
  • Phase I of "Kinshasa" Project – planning the project
    • Context Analysis of the "Kinshasa" project
    • "Kinshasa" project Risk Identification 
    • Risk Assessment and Risk Management Planning
    • Project plan creation
  • Phase II of "Kinshasa" Project – delivery
    • Stage 1 (finish in Duala city)
    • Lessons learned and risk reassessment
    • Stage 2 (finish in Kinshasa city)
  • Summary and Conclusions



For whom – the benefits

The simulation can be used in various ways.

For participants without theoretical basis concerning risk management the simulation can be an opportunity to meet the concepts of the approach in a friendly environment. It can be used to help in implementing risk management to the project, in particular proving that the risk management helps to achieve the planned goals.

For participants with risk management knowledge the simulation allows deepening their understanding and practicing operation of appropriate mechanisms. It allows moving from the level of 'I know' to the level of 'I understand and I can’. 

For organizations the simulation can be a helpful tool for:

  • Building a culture of the organization consciously managing risk (not only in projects).
  • Popularizing  and consolidating Knowledge of Risk Management among employees.
  • Team Integration.
  • Increasing awareness of risks and ways to deal with them.

Regardless of the level of knowledge and skills, the workshop simulation allows to develop the skills of effective communication and cooperation.


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