The PM² group has been formed to support the European Commission's ambition to disseminate the Project Management Methodology PM² in European Union Institutions, European Agencies, Service Providers, Public Administrations in the Member States, and the European private sector.
What is the PM² group?
We are a not-for-profit membership organization. Our members are project management consultancy and training organizations, PM² user organizations, and also include the examination and certification institute that created the public PM² group certification program.
What does the PM² group do?
PM² group's goal is to facilitate the implementation of the PM² project management methodology in public and private projects as intended by the Center of Excellence in PM² of the European Commission.
The PM² group has set out three main activity areas to achieve this goal:
1. Auditing the supported public certification and trainer accreditation program, based on the EU commission's guidelines.
2. Promoting the adoption of PM² in European public and private organizations
3. Facilitate access to PM² learning materials and certification for individuals who want to increase their employability.
The European Commission
PM² is a project management methodology developed by the European Commission. The Commission's Center of Excellence in PM² (CoEPM²) maintains and improves the methodology. It also oversees the EU staff certification process. The PM² group supports and audits the public certification of Van Haren, which is equivalent to the certification process of the CoEPM².
Van Haren Learning Solutions has created a certification program based on the internal certification guidelines of the European Commission with the same certification levels for theoretical and practical knowledge. With this program, Van Haren establishes a common understanding of proven skills for each certification level between all professionals, both EU staff and non-EU staff. Both programs have exams with the same covered topics, required level of understanding, number of questions, passing score, and exam time. The Certification Council of the PM² group supports and audits this certification program.
CertN.global is an independent exam institute that executes the certification program for PM². It manages the PM² group certification program according to the European Commission's guidelines and guarantees a fair and efficient exam process for all candidates.
Accredited training organizations
Accredited training organizations are training organizations that pass the accreditation requirements set out by the PM² group. They provide courses that align with the latest version of the PM² Guide and prepare students to use PM² in real-world projects. Their training also prepares learners for the public PM² group certification program.
Launching partners are membership organizations that have been early contributors to the methodology and the public certification program. They made notable contributions to the PM² group at the beginning of the initiative and received a special reference.
Members of the PM² group are project management consultancy and training organizations, PM² user organizations, and also include the examination and certification institute that created the PM² group certification program. Members commit to helping the PM² group to achieve its goal, each member in its own way.
The PM² group strives to facilitate the implementation of PM² in public and private projects