10 reasons why PM², the EU Project Management Methodology, is for you

The PM² methodology (read P-M-squared) is a project management methodology developed, supported and employed by the European Commission. It is also used by numerous European institutions, as well as large and smaller organizations in the private sector.

What's new in PM²?

  1. PM² is a simple and easy-to-use methodology which combines well-known best practices derived from the experience of European Institutions in managing thousands of programmes, projects and grants (EU Grants).
  2. Twelve years after its successful implementation within the EU, PM² is the methodology most European institutions which apply strict election critieria, have chose (ECB, EIB Council, Parliament, etc). Thanks to tis ease of use and the documentation tools (artefact templates) it provides, the methodology quickly spread to the private sector, where it is even been applied in non EU-funded projects.  In order words, it is a  European Success Story.
  3. It does not reject or contradict any methodologies, models or processes supported by other bodies (PMI©, IPMA etc.). On the contrary, PM² incorporates elements of a range of globally-accepted project management best practices, standards and methodologies (including Agile).
  4. It is a simple but comprehensive methodology. Although it proposes both classic and novel management activities, its strength lies in the way it integrates good project management practices and makes them available to its users.
  5. Less is more! The proven usability of the PM² Guide (80 pages) is one of the strongest points of the PM² methodology.  PM² has deliberately avoided becoming yet another "encyclopaedia" of everything you ever wanted to know about project management. Instead, PM² has been written with its users in mind, from their perspective and addressing their needs.
  6. Its simplicity encourages users to apply it directly to their projects, and it can be applied to any type of organization or project.
  7. It includes a clear assignment of roles and responsibilities to the operational hierarchy (within the project). This mitigates conflict by transferring power and decision-making to within the project’s own governance, making PM² the ideal methodology for managing projects within organizations in matrix structures.
  8. PM² offers a holistic approach to project management which covers the governance structure of the project, the mindsets of the Project Manager and stakeholders, and the transition to PM² and its implementation in any organization or project.
  9. The methodology guide and available standard documents (artefacts) are open and free to the public (open-source licence—they are also available in Greek).
  10. PM² Alliance certifications are high-quality and accessible to the general public. All you need to do is study; once you know the methodology, you can take the exams quickly and conveniently from your own computer (Online Proctored Certification Exam Centre), avoiding time-consuming and costly registration procedures.
Last Update At: 2020/11/12 - 12:19:35


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