The development of the PM² methodology begun in 2007 and the ﬁrst version was released for the EU institutions in 2008.
The ﬁrst open access publication, the “PM² Guide—Open Edition” was published in November 2016 under an open source license.
Milestones of the development of the PM² Methodology
Introduction of roles and responsibilities for IT projects
Introduction of PM² 2009: Pilot implementation of PM²
EC Project management courses aligned with PM²
Endorsement by CTI
Release of the PM² Training Programme for IT Projects
Release of the PM² Guide, 1st Edition
Training Courses for Business Managers
Release of the PM² Methodology 2.0 and the PM² Guide, 2nd Edition
Introduction of PM² Certification Level 2 for EC institutions
Release of Agile PM²
Release of the PM² Methodology Guide ver. 2.5
Release of Agile PM² Guide, 1st Edition
Release of the PM² Guide, Open Edition
Training Courses for Project Officers
1st OpenPM² Conference
Release of the PM² Methodology Guide ver. 3.0
Genesis of the PM² Alliance
Introduction of PM² Certification outside the EU institutions
Launch of Regional Coordinators in Europe
PM² Alliance’s first Train the Trainer seminar
"One common, open and free Project Management Methodology for Europe"
The OpenPM² Initiative
With the OpenPM² Initiative, in 2017, the EU Commission provided open access to PM² to everyone beyond the EU institutions such as Member States, Contractors and finally all EU citizens.