What is PM²?
PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed and supported by the European Commission. Until the end of 2016, the PM² methodology and certification was only available to EU institutions’ staff. With the OpenPM² Initiative, the EU Commission decided to provide open access to the PM² Project Management Methodology beyond purely EU institutions and including Contractors, Member States and finally all EU citizens.
PM² has been custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU Institutions and Public Administrations. PM² also incorporates elements from globally accepted best practices, standards and methodologies, such as PRINCE2, PMI’s PMBOK and IPMA. The result is an easy-to-implement methodology suitable for any type of organisation.
PM² helps establish a common project management language and process for projects across organisations, increase effectiveness, collaboration efficiency and success in the coordination of projects in the EU.
Using PM² is especially effective for managing projects within:
- European institutions
- Public Administrations and non-governmental organisations
- Service Providers to these administrations and institutions
- European coordinated or funded projects
- Private companies with a significant project portfolio.
The OpenPM² Initiative acts as a catalyst for the modernisation of European Public Administrations and increases project maturity within the EU.
QRP International offers PM² Project Management Methodology courses in accordance with the European Commission, Centre of Excellence in PM² (CoEPM²). QRP is part of the PM² Group, the only certification institute that meets the European Commission’s standards.