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PM² Project Management Methodology

One common and open project management methodology for Europe.

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed and supported by the European Commission which captures the experience of EU institutions from managing thousands of projects, change initiatives, programmes and grants.

One common and open project management methodology for Europe”.

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed and supported by the European Commission, but also used and sponsored by many EU institutions. In fact, PM² has been custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU Institutions and Public Administrations, but 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 organization.

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Benefits of PM²

  • PM² combines globally recognised Project Management methodologies and best practices
  • 2 PM² promotes a common PM methodology and vocabulary for the effective management of projects
  • 3 PM² provides governance structure with clearly described project roles and responsibilities
  • 4 PM² improves accountability, transparency and better stakeholder communication and collaboration
  • 5 PM² offers recommendation for the tailoring to suit specific project needs and environment
  • 6 PM² offers a full set of artefacts templates, guidelines and examples to help manage your projects

The OpenPM² Initiative

Until the end of 2016, PM² methodology and certification was only available to EU institutions’ staff.

With the OpenPM², the EU Commission decides to provide open access to the PM² Project Management Methodology beyond purely EU institutions and including Contractors, Member States and finally all EU citizens.

This open initiative help 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.

The OpenPM² Initiative aims to bring the PM² methodology and its benefits closer to partners and users beyond the original target group of European Commission Project Managers, in order to help setting a common language and a way of working across countries. The users who benefit from the use of PM² include:

  • All European Institutions
  • All Public Administrations in EU Countries
  • Service Providers
  • EU Citizens.

This is how the OpenPM² Initiative acts as a catalyst for the modernisation of European Public Administrations and increase project maturity within the EU. OpenPM² is an easy-to-use project management methodology, both for public and private organisations.


Got Questions on PM² Project Management Methodology?

If you want to know more on PM² and its benefits, or if you simply have questions on this PM method and the difference with other methods, feel free to get in touch. We’re happy to help!


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