The Ambition Gradient Approach to Evaluation of Computer Simulation Game Team Performance


  • Alvin C. Burns


Evaluation of the quantitative performance of company-teams is difficult due to their uneven performance profiles and different strategic postures. Proposed here is a gradient evaluation system, which embodies seven different propositions on business simulation team performance evaluation. The ambition gradients approach derives a percentage corresponding to how well a company-team performs relative to its goals. Effective and efficient goat gradients comprise a diagnostic grid, which also reveals performance relative to other company-teams. While not the perfect evaluation method, the ambition gradient approach does allow direct comparison of disparate strategies, and it can be used to track the learning/performance of a company-team over time.