Tasks and schedule

The work plan is divided into six work packages.

Work Package 1 – Management (01.10.2013 – 30.08.2015) concentrates on establishing the control of the project, monitoring and reporting in order to assure that actions undertaken within the project meet its and LLP objectives as well as its results are of the highest possible standards. To meet this objectives, Prince 2 methodology will be introduced in order to provide proper management on project stage.

Work Package  2 – State of the art and regional need analysis (01.11.2013 – 31.03.2014) aims at conducting examination in order to collect opinion on what improvements and changes in the virtual game are necessary, to restructure it and implement in partner countries. Research will be carried out by all partners and will assist project content development thanks to consultations with most important stakeholders (engaging target groups on every stage of project implementation).

Work Package 3 – Content development (01.03.2014 – 31.05.2015) aims at developing and enriching the game with settings and amendments identified during WP2 – Regional needs analysis. Work undertaken within WP3 will modernize the tool, which will enable it to become internationally useful as it will reflect conditions ruling in foreign countries. Access to the game will be open to wider audience, as it will be translated to partners languages. Within this WP any other changes will be introduced, identified during WP2, in order to meet needs and expectations of key stakeholders. During this WP all technical improvements will also be done.

Work Package 4 – Pilot testing (01.07.2014 – 31.05.2015) aims at running in partner countries tool testing procedure in order to check if all amendments and improvements work properly. Piloting procedure will help to identify whether all changes has been introduced and they fulfill their functions as well as whether needs and expectations has been reached.  Testing will be done by exact amount of testers from each country (20 testers), those will be vocational school students, to whom the tool is dedicated mostly. In Pilot testing WP teachers and business representatives will  also participate to assess the usefulness of the tool.

Work Package 5 – Quality assurance and evaluation (01.10.2013 – 30.08.2015) aims at ensuring that the project produces outcomes which are of the highest possible standards and which comply with project objectives. This will be achieved thanks to “quality management group” introduction, which will be in charge of monitoring and assuring proper project implementation. Biannual reports, Skype conferences, on-line communication will be used in order to provide ongoing evaluation of undertaken tasks. Furthermore external evaluation will be carried out.

Work Package 6 – Promotion and dissemination (01.10.2013 – 30.08.2015) aims at raising awareness, promoting and disseminating concentrated on target group and which will encourage firstly to sign in for testing and then to use “Simulation enterprise” as well as enhance the impact of project results. An effective promotion strategy will be provided in order to target as many potential users as possible and promote the tool internationally. Promotion will be connected with WP4, as tool testing and piloting cannot take place without participation of target group. Furthermore, promotion assurance will help the tool to be widely recognized in order to enable the tool existence after EU funding period and incorporating it into teaching systems of schools and universities.