PM2 – HERMES for Europe?

Time: 15.00 Location: online Type: Webinar Language:

The PM² Methodology is the official project management methodology of the European Commission.  It was first released for the EU institutions in 2008 and as Open PM² for the greater public in 2016.
It is a lean and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project as it enables project teams to manage projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders.
These goals and ambitions have a lot in common with HERMES 5, the Swiss project management methodology since 1975 and in Luxembourg since 2006.

Laurent Kummer

Laurent is a project management professional and has been involved in industrial, IT and quality projects since the 1990s. He is one of the co-authors of PM², the official project management methodology of the European Institutions that has been released to the public in 2016 as OpenPM².

He is also active in representing the Belgian project management community at the International Standard Organisation and participates in the making of the ISO 21500 standard family on project management. Before this, Laurent spent over a decade leading quality and IT infrastructure programmes for General Electric in France, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

During this time in various Industry sectors (Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas), he earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification and since has been a pioneer and active promoter of lean project management, the topic on which he authored his first book “The Lean Project Manager” in 2017.


eco-HERMES is the association of HERMES 5 users in Switzerland and beyond. We foster the exchange of practical experience with HERMES and project management in general. In our working groups, results are developed which complement the HERMES methodology.
We offer a platform for networking and promote the dissemination of HERMES.


We will first get an overview and brief introduction on the PM² project methodology, its purpose, history, guiding principles and current development.


In the following discussion, project management experts familiar with PM², HERMES 5, PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2 will discuss commonalities and differences between PM² and HERMES 5, challenges, future developments, certification paths, etc.

  • Laurent Kummer, PM 2 Ambassador, Co-owner PM kube
  • André Bürki, HERMES responsible at the Swiss Federal IT Steering Unit
  • Ernst Menet, Professor Berne University of Applied Sciences, Owner emmc GmbH
  • Serge Schiltz, President eco-HERMES, Co-owner processCentric GmbH


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  • Thursday, 25 June 2020 – 15h to 17h
  • Webinar – Registered participants will receive a Microsoft Teams link
  • Attendance is free
  • Language: English