The PM² Expert Certification is a Level-3 certificate that addresses the certification needs of anyone supporting organisations, project managers and projects from a PM² methodology expert’s position:
The PM² Expert Certification is designed to confirm a candidate’s ability to apply the PM² Methodology in practice.
Candidates who achieve the certification prove a deep level of understanding of the methodology and their ability to apply PM² best practices in their own projects, but also in helping from an expert’s position others apply them.
Level of involvement: high.
Study material: The exam questions are based on the following European Commission publications:
The PM² Expert Certification is comprised of three parts: a online Training, an online Case Assessment and an online Exam.
1) The PM² Expert Training is delivered as 3x3hr online sessions which cover Advanced PM² Concepts and discussions.
2) The PM² Expert Case Assessment part of the PM² Expert Certification has a duration of approximately 10 weeks and is conducted 100% online through the PM² Alliance online platform. During this period a candidate builds their PM² plans while the assessment instructor provides guidance, tips and tricks, and answers candidate’s questions.
The assessment is completed with the submission of the documented PM² project based on the following PM² Artefacts templates: Project Initiation Request, Business Case, Project Charter, Project Handbook, Project Work plan, Business Implementation Plan, the Project Logs and Project Status Report.
Candidates are invited to propose their own real projects (even completed ones). After approval of the proposed case, candidates submit their PM² plans one by one for review by the assessment instructor whose feedback can be even incorporated into the final deliverables before they are scored.
2) The PM² Expert Exam is the second part of the PM² Expert Certification. It’s an online proctored exam conducted through the PM² Center’s online examination platform. In contrast to all other PM² Alliance Certifications, the PM² Expert Certification Exam is based on a balanced mix of advanced PM² knowledge and situational judgement type of questions. The exam is taken after the successful completion of the case assessment.
There are several formal prerequisites for the completion of the PM² Expert Certification: