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OpenPM2 Project Management Methodology

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OpenPM² is a project management methodology developed and supported by the European Commission. Its purpose is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders.

OpenPM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project.

OpenPM² incorporates elements from globally accepted best practices, standards and methodologies. Since it has been developed by the European Commission, OpenPM2 is ideal for projects related to the public sector, or EU programmes and grants.

OpenPM2 provides:
  • A project governance model (roles & responsibilities)
  • A project lifecycle (project phases)
  • A set of processes (project management activities)
  • A set of project artefacts (templates & guidelines)
  • A set of mindsets (beliefs and behaviours)

Seminar Audience

Even if it will be helpful to have a previous experience in project management, this is not a mandatory prerequisite in order to attend the seminar. This practical seminar is targeted to:

  • Experienced project managers that want to understand the PM2 Methodology and how it can be applied to their projects
  • Novice project managers that want to learn a simple, practical project management methodology
  • Project team members that want to understand the overall project management framework and context
  • Team managers that collaborate with project managers
  • Functional and operational managers that want to better understand what is involved in project management.
  • People involved in EU funded projects
Seminar Benefits

After the end of the seminar the participants will:

  • Understand the key concepts and terms of project management
  • Understand what OpenPM2 provides
  • Know how to start implementing PM2 in their projects
  • Understand the OpenPM2 project organization, roles and responsibilities
  • Know the OpenPM2 phases and lifecycle
  • Know the phase inputs and outputs, as well as the phase gates and approvals needed
  • Know the activities and artefacts for each OpenPM2 phase
  • Understand the OpenPM2 mindsets.

Seminar Trainer

Yiannis Vithynos NTUA, MSc. He has many years of experience in the management of complex telecommunication and IT projects in Greece and the Balkans. He is the founder of Critical Path Consulting & Training, a company dedicated to Project Management.

Yiannis is a Project Manager Professional (PMP)® and a PMI-ACP® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, he is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, certified as IPMA-D and is also the holder of Advanced Project Management Certification (APMC).

He was a member of the first elected Board of Directors of the Greek section of PMI and was a member of the organizing committee of the 1st Project Management Conference in Athens in November 2006. He is also a member of the IPMA (Greek IPMA Member Association) and project evaluator for IPMA Worldwide Excellence Award.

Seminar Content
  • Introduction to the PM2 Methodology and context
    • Objectives
    • PM2 Methodology
    • Centre of Excellence in PM2 etc.
  • Project Management
    • Projects
    • Project Management
    • Project Environment
  • Overview of the PM2 Methodology
    • The House of PM2
    • PM2 Lifecycle
    • Key Artefacts
    • PM2 Mindsets etc.
  • Project Organization and Roles
    • Project Stakeholders
    • Project Organization
    • Project Roles
    • RAM/RASCI Diagram.
  • The 5 PM2 Phases
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Closing
    • Monitor & Control
  • Project Management Plans and Logs
  • Project Management Tools & Techniques
  • PM2 Extensions
    • Agile, Programme, Portfolio Management
Seminar Material

The training material includes the official European Commission publication "The PM2 Project Management Methodology Guide 3.0", as well as all the slides, templates and exercises used in the seminar.

The material is given in electronic format (pdf) to all participants, and also in printed format to the local participants.

The training includes both preparatory material to be studied before the start of the seminar, classroom teaching that can altrnatively be attended remotely through internet (live connection through webex), and exercises to be completed after the seminar has ended.

Implementation information
  • Both the materials and the seminar language is in English
  • The above open seminars take place at our facilities in Athens (108 Kifissias Avenue, 115 26 Ampelokipoi - Metro Panormou).
  • The seminars are also organized in other countries/locations, as can be seen in our planned seminars page
  • There is a discount for more than one participations from the same company at each seminar.
  • There is also a discount for each participation in more than one seminar during the semester.
  • It is possible to organize seminars within your company or organization, according to your needs.
  • Our seminars can be subsidized by the OAED / LAEK program 0.24%.
  • There are special rates for unemployed and students.
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