Open Project Management Methodology
Ana Coelho, HAKKEN - PMO, Portugal
You are a project manager looking for free and easy to use project management methodology.
OpenPM² is a project management methodology designed by the European Commission. Its purpose is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively, and to deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. While OpenPM² is suitable for any type of project, it is ideal for projects related to the public sector, or EU programmes and grants.
OpenPM² is a free version of the PM² developed by the Commission in 2007. It incorporates elements from globally accepted best practices, standards and methodologies. OpenPM² gives open access to the PM², widening the circle of beneficiaries across Europe and enriching the methodology with additional good practices and examples. It aims to improve project management competency in the EU.
What OpenPM² offers now:
- PM² Guide - Open Edition
- PM² Templates
- PM² Online resources (wiki)
- A Project Support Network (PSN) - a network/community of PM² users that can support each other in rolling-out PM² in their organisations, and with using the PM² methodology in their projects.
- Establishment of an OpenPM² Project Support Network, a network of local Project Support Offices
- Publication of the remaining PM² publications
Read the OpenPM² leaflet.
Look at the OpenPM² infographic.
The European Commission, the European Council, EU External Action Services, the Committee of the Regions, and over 20 EU Agencies located all over the EU 28 Member States. The tool is also used by many consortia and hundreds of contractors involved in EU projects.
“OpenPM² is one of the rare open source standards in Project Management (PM), and among the most formal and complete. Its longevity and reach will soon span beyond the European Commission PM community, as new organisations seek to integrate its assets into new standards, such as the Business Technology Management (BTM) Body of Knowledge (BOK), to serve as professional certification and program accreditation standards.”
Stéphane Gagnon Ph.D, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
- Over 5 000 trained project managers (EU staff and contractors) all over the EU-28
- 1 000 certified (EU staff and contractors). Certifications run by Prometric.
- Qualified PM² Trainers