Simulation doesn’t always have to mean computer-based simulation. For example, a physical role play simulation enables us to both understand causation of decisions and dynamics of complex processes within a ‘safe’ environment.  Whatever form of simulation:  physical, discrete event, multi-agent, or systems dynamics, the authors of this Pocketbook understand the value of using simulation to de-risk decision making, particularly when all of the information we need is not available and we don’t have access to a crystal ball to tell the future. 



This book focusses on computer-based simulation and the best practice shared by expert users and the non-computer-based activities that precede and follow the computer-based phases of a typical simulation project.  It is not intended to replace or compete with the widely available existing instruction publications, rather to compliment these from a practical perspective.