BizFighter™ – The A&D Business Simulation!

A Management and Leadership Development Course for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Running an A&D company isn’t quite rocket science – but sometimes it feels like it…

Does your A&D management team need to be more strategic, financially aware, customer focused, and business savvy?

BizFighter helps participants decipher complex A&D and Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and apply them in running a simulated company.

Teams compete and bid on new and follow-on programs, manage their contracts, and work to stay on-schedule and on-cost – and try to make a profit through it all!

Competing teams will need to work with suppliers and select and retain their human capital (including some rocket scientists…) to staff and complete their programs.

At the end of the competition, successful teams (and their virtual shareholders) are rewarded with high net profits, free cash flow, low working capital, and a high stock price.

BizFighter can be run as a live or virtual class over 2-4 days.

Overview video of PriSim’s business simulations for the aerospace and defense Industry.
Client promotional video of PriSim’s BizFighter business simulation.
Client testimonial video of PriSim’s BizFighter business simulation.

BizFighter Dashboard PriSim’s A&D Simulation Dashboard

  • Competitive Bidding: development, production, and service contracts
  • Contract Analysis: cost-plus, fixed-price performance and progress
  • Financial Statement Analysis: revenue, expenses, profit, assets, liabilities, and equity
  • Financial Ratio Analysis: book-to-bill, booking margin, working capital, return on assets, return on equity, and return on sales
  • Earned Value Management: (EVM) including ACWP, BCWP, BCWS, CPI, SPI, BAC, and EAC
  • Schedule Analysis by contract-year

Sim Tip Videos Short videos highlighting specific dynamics within BizFighter

“I was impressed with how accurate and detailed the simulation was. I enjoyed being teamed up with people coming from a smaller dealer as I really benefited from sharing ideas and observing other thought processes and points of view. We tried things outside our comfort zone, and even if we didn’t get the expected results, it opened more possibilities and helped us learn more about our own abilities. The program not only contributed to reinforce marketing, finance, accounting, planning and operations concepts, but it also reminded me how important is to combine them in order to run a successful business. The simulation is also really good at demonstrating that tactical decision making must be driven by a clear and well defined strategy; many times we made decisions based on experience and assumptions rather than facts and this had a direct effect on our long term performance. Trial and error, and actually doing is definitely the best way to learn.”
– Manager of Continuous Improvement