On October 6, 2015 Sim4People, Oracle, and Kepner-Tregoe joined forces to promote Oracle and systematic problem solving at the University of Sheffield. 35 enthusiastic students divided into 6 teams were exposed to our new discovery case – running 100% live.
…from an observer’s point of view I have genuinely never seen that level of student enthusiasm and engagement before, it was great to see…
Thomas George, Employment Service Officer
The task was simple, but the problem was not: A business process at a Paper Mill is broken because the supporting technology (a robot from Mindstorm Robotics) is “acting strange”. Solve the problem as safely, cheaply and quickly as possible. The students put a lot of effort into the problem solving, but they also had to suffer to experience some key learnings:
Sim4People’s problem solving simulator and Labs are realistic and challenging. They are the perfect place to try different approaches and to make mistakes because it is free of charge. The mistakes the students did – and that we all do if we are not trained in systematic problem solving – could very well have cost a fortune for a company in real life.
Is it part of your job description to gamble with your company’s money?