Teaching

The Spanish translation of the PM² Guide Version 3.0 developed by the European Commission is available since this January 2021. The publication has been carried out by the Publications Service of the European Union and has been made possible thanks to the close collaboration of a team of specialists in project management who have participated voluntarily. In particular, this Chair has participated very actively in the development of the translation work as both the Academic Coordinator (Begoña Moreno) and the Chairholder (Germán Martínez) have been part of the panel of experts who have collaborated from the beginning throughout the process.

A download link is available here, because of this will be the core of the training activities that will be provided throughout the three years of the project:

This is the first official translation (released by the Publications Service of the European Union) after the original version (in English). This cincunstance shows that::

  1. Firstly, the great interest that the new methodology and its possible uses have aroused in Spain.
  2. Secondly, the possibilities that are opening up from now on for all Spanish-speaking countries, with a greater impact and diffusion expected in Central and South America.

The proposed teaching activities are two 45-hour courses each year (thus satisfying the 90 hour requirement of the action). This means a total of 6 courses during the three years of the action. The theme of the courses will be the use of PM² for all types of projects. However, the content, orientation and case studies developed will be adapted to the actual needs of each of the target groups.

The action establishes the following target groups:

  • Students, young researchers and university staff.
  • Other public administration workers, professionals and the general public.

At the end of each course and on the basis of the lessons learned, the results of the surveys and interviews with the participants and the other activities carried out in the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair (research and conferences/conferences), proposals for improvement will be defined for the following years' courses.

A pre- and post-evaluation of the participants' skills will be carried out. This will make it possible to ascertain the effectiveness of the actions. It will be completed with a survey to analyse the overall satisfaction of the participants. The holder of the chair and the academic coordinator will monitor the action. Finally, an ex-post evaluation will be carried out to find out the benefit of the training and its possible applications in professional activity.

 

Main Objective of the Course

The course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and reference sources necessary to:

  • Master the essential elements of project management (characterization, scope, time, cost, quality, communication, human resources, stakeholders, risk, procurement and change).
  • Understand, adapt and effectively use PM²'s open methodology both for managing their projects and for effective reporting and smooth communication with the many project stakeholders at various levels of authority.

With a clear hands-on approach, participants will gain experience and at the end of the course will be able to apply PM² best practices.

Curso

What is the PM2 Methodology

PM² is a project management methodology developed by the European Commission. Its main purpose is to provide project managers (PMs) with a suitable tool that allows them to effectively manage the entire life cycle of any project. PM² has been created with the needs of European Union Institutions and Projects in mind, but it is transferable to projects of any organization. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology that project teams can adapt to their needs. PM² incorporates elements of other internationally recognized project management methodologies as well as standards and bodies of knowledge.

Additional Course Information

All information can be found at the following link: BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE. PM2 METHODOLOGY APPROACH.

Curso Basico

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, a session has been held as part of the dynamics of improving the project management skills of staff assigned to different Public Universities of Andalusia. The object of the same basically included:

  • Presentation of the Chair and its scope in terms of teaching, research and dissemination.
  • The analysis and presentation of the general concepts of project management.
  • The presentation of the PM2 methodology developed within the DIGIT of the European Commission.

The session was held in a mixed format, with part of the audience being present in person and the other part through a Google Meet session.

As in all the actions carried out by the Chair, a quality control and a follow-up of the attendees' satisfaction has been carried out.
The main results can be consulted in the management section of the chair - quality management.

On Friday, April 23, 2021, a session was held within the dynamics of improving the teaching skills of the teaching staff of the ETSICCP of the University of Granada. The object of the same basically included:

  1. Presentation of the Chair and its scope in terms of teaching, research and dissemination.
  2. The analysis and presentation of the general concepts of project management.
  3. The presentation of the PM2 methodology developed within the DIGIT of the European Commission.


The session was conducted in a hybrid manner, with part of the audience being in person and the other through a Google Meet session.

The activity was jointly organized by the Jean Monnet Chair PM2EU+ and the ETS de Caminos Teaching Group.

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The PM2 methodology allows the use of a language and a way of managing projects common to all EU member states. The Ministry of Defence participates and leads projects in collaboration with other allies, for which having a common tool developed by the European Commission itself can be an advantage in terms of efficiency and operability.

The webinar presented the fundamental bases of project management, the singularities and ways of working of other armies in terms of project management and will outline the structure and content of the PM2 methodology developed by the European Commission. 

The activity, co-organised by the Jean Monnet PM2EU+ Chair and EMACON (Plans Division / Force Plans Section) was carried out in an online format, providing all participants with the necessary documentation to follow it, which has been available in open and free format (OpenPM2) for the last three years.

In the flyer you can consult more details about the activity that is part of the PM2 Talks that the Chair is holding on an ongoing basis, aiming to reach the largest possible number of potential PM2 users.

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The activity was attended by civilian and military personnel linked to the Joint Defence Staff, the Army General Staff, the Air Staff, the Navy General Staff, the Directorate General of Armaments and Material, etc.

 


The exceptional circumstances that are being experienced as a result of the Covid_19 pandemic are making it necessary to re-design training actions, initially designed to be given face to face.

The nature of the activities, some of them in teams, the output products in the practical application of the PM² project management methodology requires a careful design of online / non-presential courses. However, in accordance with the evolution of the Pandemic and in order to comply with what is included in the training project of the Jean Monnet Chair, two online courses will be offered for the current academic year, with synchronous and asynchronous activities and which will try to cover all the concepts and elements included in the proposal.