PM² Essentials Prep Course

Online Live Sessions – 16 hours

What is PM²

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed by the European Commission. It is available to the public in the form of the “PM² Guide—Open Edition”. Edition 3.0 was published under an open source license in December 2018.

PM² enables Project Managers to deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations through the effective management of project work.

PM² is a light and easy-to-use methodology which incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted project management best practices described in standards and methodologies such as PMBOK, PRINCE2, IPMA-ICB. It also captures operational experience from projects run within the European Institutions.

The publication is available for free download.

PM² Certifications

PM² Certifications are designed to certify knowledge of the PM² methodology at the following levels:

Level 1 - Knowing

PM2 Basic
PM2 Agile

Level 2 - Helping Self

PM2 Essenstials
PM2 Advanced

Level 3 - Helping Others

PM2 Expert
PM2 Trainer

PM2 Essentials Course overview

This course prepares you for the PM2 Essentials exam and provides you with a thorough introduction to the PM² Methodology along with an overview of all the core PM² elements and plans. It includes several exercises and workshops on core Project Management tools, techniques and key PM² templates.

Having completed this course, you will appreciate the benefits of using a project management methodology, be more effective at managing (or participating in) projects, and be familiar with the PM² Governance model and its roles, responsibilities, processes, templates and mindsets. You will be able to start implementing some of the most essential Project Management best practices, tools and techniques.

Is this for me?

This course is designed for Project Team Members or Project Managers who would like to learn more about the PM² Project Management Methodology, adopt an easy to use project methodology for their organization or projects.

The course is open to all. Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful but not required.

This course is also ideal for those who want to work for EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC.  Having in your CV the acknowledgment of attending a PM2 workshop showcases your familiarity with the PM2 methodology and your commitment to project management excellence.

Content

Introduction Project Management as a Project Management method

  • Projects, Programs, Portfolios and PM Methodologies
  • The project objectives and the triple constraint
  • Project success vs Project failure
  • The Project stakeholders
  • Project deliverables vs project management deliverables
  • Project outputs, outcomes and business implementation

Introduction to the PM² Methodology

  • The PM² focus on outputs, outcomes and business implementation
  • The PM² Governance model and its roles & responsibilities
  • The PM² mindsets and professional virtues
  • The PM² Project lifecycle - Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitor & Control, Closing
  • PM² management processes, key tools, core techniques

Project Management Initiation & Planning

  • Key PM² templates
  • The Business Case: justifying the project
  • Critical Success Criteria
  • The four PM² Logs and the Stakeholder Matrix
  • Project Charter
  • Project Handbook
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs

Project Work Plan

  • Work Breakdown
  • Effort and duration estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Budget

Project Governance

  • The PM² Governance Model
  • Roles & Responsibilities: The RASCI model
  • Stakeholders analysis and the Stakeholders Matrix
  • The Communications Management Plan

Monitoring and Controlling Coordination and communication

  • Managing change
  • Managing risks
  • Project logs
  • PM² checklists
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Monitoring the execution of the project
  • Control schedule and costs 
  • Project reporting

Closing

  • Project-end review meeting
  • Lessons learned, recommendations
  • Project acceptance
  • Administrative closure

This course includes the following: 

  • The PM² Guide—Open Edition (free download from the EU Bookstore)
  • A Project Governance Model (i.e. roles & responsibilities)
  • A Project Lifecycle (i.e. project phases)
  • A set of Processes (i.e. project management activities and guidelines)
  • A set of Project Artefacts (i.e. templates and guidelines)
  • A set of Mindsets (i.e. effective beliefs and behaviours)
  • A link to agile practices (Agile PM²)

Training package & Fees

This course includes the following: 

  • Live e-learning module of 16 hours
  • The PM² Guide—Open Edition (free download from the EU Bookstore)
  • A Project Governance Model (i.e. roles & responsibilities)
  • A Project Lifecycle (i.e. project phases)
  • A set of Processes (i.e. project management activities and guidelines)
  • A set of Project Artefacts (i.e. templates and guidelines)
  • A set of Mindsets (i.e. effective beliefs and behaviours)
  • A link to agile practices (Agile PM²)

Fees: 550 for PM² alliance members, 650 for non members

Instructors

PM² certified instructors. The course is offered in association with GBMC, who are PM² Alliance Training Providers.

PM² Essentials Certification

Τhe PM² Essentials Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the PM²  Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding on the what, when, who and how of the PM² Methodology. The exam structure is based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets. 

The exam questions are balanced in terms of difficulty and distribution in the 5 areas or Governance, Lifecycle, Processes, Artefacts and Mindsets. For candidates to achieve the certification they must demonstrate their understanding of the PM² concepts in an adequate level so that they will be able to work effectively as a member of a project team of a PM² project. 

High success rate: the statistical success rate of this exam is 85%.

Study material: The exam questions are based 100% on the European Commission’s:

This is an online proctored exam powered by our online examination platform:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 70 questions per exam
  • 60 minutes duration
  • At least 50 questions need to be answered correctly to pass the exam
  • One mark awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking for wrong answers

The PM² Alliance

PM² Alliance is an international member-driven and volunteered non-profit organization, founded by PM² certified practitioners. 

PM² Alliance is the organization that promotes the PM² Certifications. See more information about the PM² Certifications

Information

Course Code PM
Department Vocational Training
Instructor PM² certified instructors from GBMC
Instruction Languages EN
Level Lower Intermediate
Prerequisites Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful but not required.
Who should attend Project managers, EU funded projects consultants, project team members, national authorities members involved in EU projects
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PM² , PMP, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 16 PDUs
Offered OnlineYes
Course Fees €550.00
Last Update At: 2021/03/11 - 16:06:40

  

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