Simulations allow you to test different planning solutions for a range of activities and resources. A simulation is an alternative plan in which one or more dimensions – such as projects, resources, priorities, goals and schedules – can be modified.
The criteria and preferences used in a simulation may benefit some stakeholders more than others (e.g., customers, shareholders, partners, suppliers).
The simulation tool therefore becomes a kind of laboratory in which each configuration is analyzed from the stakeholders’ point of view through the use of KPIs and scorecards.
This helps to improve the decision-making process. It makes it more transparent and reliable regarding the objectives pursued and how they will be achieved.