7th to 17th December 2020


24 Hours Project Management (24HPM2) is an online training event, based on PM2, crafted around the idea that the best way to learn how to manage a project is by experience.

Price for Members


Price for Non-Members


Special price for Groups

Group of 3


Group of 4


Course Includes:
Online Training
Certificate of Training Completion
PM² Essentials Certification Exam voucher
The possibility to win one of the competition prizes


24HPM2 comprises different moments for training and autonomous learning:

  • 12 hours synchronous, where training and problem solving happen in a coordinated sequence;
  • 12 hours asynchronous moments, including:
    • Training webinars (online and recorded for future viewing), team building workshops and
    • Project challenges to respond to, focusing on technical and behavioral project management competences, creating a competition among the teams, relying on successful team work;
  • A set of challenges, driven by a project case scenario, for teams to practice and develop their skills and techniques.

This competition part of the event is designed to challenge the participants’ technical skills and competences, creating and exploring teamwork, leadership and communication situations, a balanced mix of training episodes and a serious game supported on a project scenario that provides the environment to strengthen technical and soft skills fundamental to the job of project manager.

A permanent focus, involving self-analysis and specific guidance, will be given to team building and soft skills promotion, as a contribution to great project management, around PM2 Mindsets for Project Management.

Recognizing that project management is fundamentally team work, this will be a team-based event, providing the context to strengthen team building skills, required for every Project Manager when building effective project teams. Communication is the vital energy of any project, amplified by the fact that online collaboration and virtual teams are the new normal.

This online event will provide a test bed for team coordination and collaboration, a challenging environment for the development and mastering of communication and team building skills.

Program’s Objectives

Specifically the Program aims to help participants to:

Target Audience

This training is for you:

The program is designed for project managers and project team members wishing to improve their skills on project management and increase their knowledge on PM2, especially those aiming for a certification on PM2.

Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful, but not required.

The event is based on 3 to 4 elements teams.

Training Outcomes

As a participant you will:

  • Get training from the some of the best PM2 trainers and practitioners
  • Acquire relevant insights on the PM2 Methodology and its application, increasing the success likelihood in the PM2 Certification exam
  • Be challenged to use your best skills to produce deliverables in very time limited conditions
  • Compete with other teams for the best results on the various challenges, aiming to outperform you as a team player
  • Work as a team, building trust and shared accountability for several subjects, creating positive team dynamics and managing the project’s progress to achieve the project’s objectives;
  • Develop leadership and teamwork qualities and skills, by recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses and helping others to grow as a practitioner;
Training Outcomes

As a participant you will:

  • Become familiar with the current EU rules
  • Get exclusive information and resources on the PM² Methodology
  • Improve the success rate of your project proposals by minimizing the project’s exposure to risks
  • Increase your organisation’s competitiveness
  • Receive tangible and actionable advice on project risk management
  • Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across the EU

About the PM² Essentials Certification

The PM² Essentials Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the PM²  Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding on the what, when, who and how of the PM² Methodology. The exam structure is based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets. 

The exam questions are balanced in terms of difficulty and distribution in the 5 areas or Governance, Lifecycle, Processes, Artefacts and Mindsets. For candidates to achieve the certification they must demonstrate their understanding of the PM² concepts in an adequate level so that they will be able to work effectively as a member of a project team of a PM² project. 

About the PM² Methodology

PM² is the standard Project Management Methodology of the European Commission custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU Institutions. It aims to facilitate the effective management of a project’s complete lifecycle, and increase the quality of the project management process and project results. It incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted project management best practices as well as European Commission’s operational experience from many projects. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project.

​The European Commission has published PM² with an open and free license for anyone to use for the management of their projects, with a focus on projects run within the EU Institutions or funded by EU programmes. As such, working knowledge of the PM² Methodology becomes essential for anyone participating in such projects.

Programme Outline

Introduction (pre-event)

Kick-off Webinar: Presentation of the event methodology

Behavioral Profiling for the PM Professionals

Conducting Individual Behavioral Profile Assessment for the Participants

Day 1 (4 Hours Synchronous)

Introduction: the event dynamics

PM2 Presentation: Project Life Cycle

Scenario: Presentation of the problem

Challenge 1: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

PM2 Presentation: Artefacts

Team Auto debriefing Survey (self-evaluation)

Hands-on Period 1 (6 Hours Asynchronous)

Webinar 1: Project Management tool to be announced

Webinar 2: The Whys of Project Management

Webinar 3: Balancing the P's with PM2

Workshop on Individual and Team Skills based on the Behavioral Profiling done on the participants in the Preparation Phase and on the Soft Skills Main Guide of the Project

Challenge 2: Team coordinated work to respond to a project challenge

Day 2 (4 Hours Synchronous)

PM2 Presentation: The PM2 Governance Model

Team Building Workshop: Leadership and Management of Virtual Teams

Challenge 3: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

Challenge 4: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

Team Auto debriefing Survey (self-evaluation)

Hands-on Period 2 (6 Hours Asynchronous)

Webinar 4: The PM2 Mindsets

Webinar 5: PM Tools & Techniques

Webinar 6: PM2 Logs

Challenge 5: Team coordinated work to respond to a project challenge

Day 3 (4 Hours Synchronous)

PM2 Presentation: Results and Benefits

Challenge 6: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

Challenge 7: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

Challenge 8: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited

Team Auto debriefing Final Survey (self-evaluation)

Final Debriefing (main outputs from the observation of team dynamics)

Closing and recognition (post-event)

Closing remarks: Observations from the event

Awards: presentation of the results of the competition, and recognition to the winners

Speaker: English Speaker TBC

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Have questions?

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