YPTO becomes PM² aligned
The visionary leadership of YPTO has embarked in an organisation wide roll-out of the PM² Methodology.
YPTO is a public IT company based in Brussels. As a subsidiary of SNCB, the Belgian National Railways, it offers them the essential IT expertise. In collaboration with SNCB, YPTO is constantly searching for the best way to transport passengers to their destination as comfortable as possible, focusing on modern and efficient railway traffic.
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We have chosen to apply PM² in our organisation because it’s an accessible and compact methodology developed and supported by the European Commission, combining worldwide acknowledged project management methodologies and best practices.
From the April to November of 2019, YPTO’s project staff and contractors attended a series of 2 day PM² Trainings at three levels (PM² Essentials, PM² Advanced and Agile PM²).
More than 100 trained staff has already achieved one (or more) of the PM² Alliance Certifications.
The PM² Alliance online Certification programme is available to anyone who wished to certify their knowledge of the PM² methodology at various levels. The Certification programme is organised in 3 levels and currently includes 6 certifications:
- Level 1
- PM² Basic Certification: Examines the candidates’ understanding on the general concepts of the PM² Project Management Methodology of the European Commission.
- PM² Agile Certification: Verifies candidates’ understanding of the application of Agile principles, Tools and Techniques in PM² Projects.
- Level 2
- PM² Essentials Certification: Demonstrates the candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the Methodology.
- PM² Advanced Certification: Attests the candidates’ knowledge on both basic and advanced concepts of the Methodology.
- Level 3
The PM² Certifications are ideal for individuals, organizations and training providers, as they can greatly help in comprehending Project Management, managing projects, daily work activities and career development.
There is an increased demand for certified PM² professionals, and this is no surprise when considering the steadily raising popularity of the PM² Methodology, as well as the fact that it is the standard Project Management Methodology of the European Commission and the preferred one when it comes to EU funded projects.