PM2 Talks

The initial proposal of the Chair included a yearly PM2 Talks with the next structure:

  1. Three lectures by well-known professionals or academics in the field of project management.
  2. A round table to encourage debate and discussion on the strengths and opportunities to improve the methodology.
  3. A practical exercise for attendees that allows them to put into practice the concepts learned during the activity.

The PM2 Talks have been designed to be a meeting and discussion point among the different target groups. This will allow the exchange of experiences and different points of view that will benefit all participants.

The conditions derived from the COVID_19 pandemic have made the people in charge of the Chair investigate new forms, models and structures that allow involving the largest possible number of people in the debate and improvement of the PM2 methodology.

Apart from the evolution of the COVID_19 pandemic and the possibility of holding workshops in the future like the proposal includes, we think that the ideal is to stablish collaborations between the Chair and other institutions and companies to develop and participate in debates related to the practical use of the PM2 methodology.

On Tuesday 27 September, a workshop was held among project management professionals from consulting companies, training companies and academia. All of them have participated in the Spanish translations of the PM2 Guide and the PM2 Agile Guide. The participants were:

  • Juan Manuel Dominguez (APGP)
  • Javier Pajares (Professor in Project Management at the University of Valladolid)
  • Agustín Moya (PM2 Alliance Member)
  • Ángel Agueda (EvergreenPM - CEO)
  • Begoña Moreno (University of Granada – Chair Holder)
  • Germán Martínez (University of Granada – Chair Academic Coordinator)

The attached document, which can be downloaded in pdf format, summarises the main aspects that were discussed and the recommendations made by this working group in order to continue with the continuous improvement of the PM2 methodology framework.

Findings and recommendations reached were mainly related to practical aspects of the use and implementation of the methodology, as follows:

  • Translations into Spanish.
  • Professional certifications in PM2.
  • Guides and artefacts available.
  • Experiences - Cases of application.
  • Digitisation.
  • Review, update and continuous improvement.

White Paper - PM2 Follow up Meeting - What is going on?



On June 16, the Jean Monnet Chair participated in a Webinar organized by the Spanish Association of Integrated Project Management. In particular, the framework of the European Union Resilience Fund and the role that PM2 methodology can play in the success of its management was discussed.

"AEDIP is an employers' association constituted under the Spanish Law 19/1977 on the regulation of the right to trade union association, of April 1st. It is a national, non-profit entity, for an indefinite period of time, which adopts the name of "ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE DIRECCIÓN INTEGRADA DE PROYECTOS" (SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT).

It is formed by consulting and engineering companies in the construction sector, which consider the "Construction Project Management" as the "most appropriate way to carry out projects in this sector, from its conception to its final delivery to the client, ready for use".




On 1 March 2022 the Jean Monnet Chair PM2EU+ was invited to participate in a working meeting of the project "A new academic pathway for European Project Managers: bridging the gap to facilitate better project design and management in Europe" - EUPM (2021-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000035769), within the ERASMUS+ programme.

The invitation was extended by the project leader, Prof. Marco Amici, from the University of Rome 2, considering the Jean Monnet Chair PM2EU+ of the University of Granada as a key stakeholder at European level when dealing with issues related to project management and governance. The universities involved in the project are:

  • P1 (Coordinator): University of Rome Tor Vergata (UTV) - Italy
  • P2: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - Spain
  • P3: Alma Mater University (AME) - Slovenia
  • P4: University of Tartu (UTA) - Estonia
  • P5: FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (FHJ) - Austria
  • P6: Nova Universidade de Lisboa (NUL) - Portugal
  • P7 University of Pardubice (UPA) - Czech Republic.

The main objective is to generate a new common academic programme based on a shared curriculum integrating project management and Project Design and Project Management Methodology to improve the management of European Union (EU) funded projects. The integration work will be based on the PM² Project Management Methodology of the European Commission (EC).
The PM² Methodology is particularly suitable for the purpose of creating a standardised curriculum for university students and for the development of professional skills in the field of project management.


Meeting Italy

The suggested role of the Chair is to advise and collaborate in defining university curricula to improve project management and leadership skills. To this end, knowledge and mastery of the PM2 project management methodology framework, developed by the European Commission, is considered to be very useful.

On Thursday 16 September at 18:00 the AEIPRO's Specific Interest Group on Project Management Research and the Jean Monet Chair were presented.

This event was part of the preparatory work for the Second Centenary Congress organised by LATNET (composed of all the Latin American chapters of the International Project Management Association - IPMA).

Congreso Bicentenario

The conference was held by Professor Germán Martínez Montes, holder of the chair. In addition to presenting the main activities carried out to date, an analysis of the main lines of research and development in project management was carried out.

In particular, the Projectification of Society and Economy and the Evaluation of Project Success were analysed in greater depth. Throughout the discussion it was concluded that these lines of work, and the results derived from them, can bring great added value to the improvement of project management. You can download the presentation in the next link: Webinar AEIPRO - Jean Monnet Chair.


Webinar AEIPRO

Universities are a key player in the field of Project Management. On one hand because they offer specialised training in this discipline; on the other hand, they carry out an enormous amount of academic and applied research projects.

In many cases, Project Management tends to be identified with fields related to engineering and technology, but this does not necessarily have to be the case. To talk about Project Management in universities and what PM² can contribute in these areas, we will have the participation of several people from Spanish universities, with extensive experience in the field of Project Management and with knowledge of the PM² Methodology of the European Commission.

The talk was held on the 22nd April at 18:30 with the participation of:

  • Germán Martínez, from the Jean Monnet PM² Chair of the University of Granada.
  • Elisabet DuoCastella, from the University Pompèu Fabra.
  • Bruno Sánchez, from the Isabel I University.
  • Javier Pajares, from the University of Valladolid.
  • And under the moderation of Agustin Moya, coordinator in Spain of PM2 Alliance.

The link to the event can be found here: PM2 COFFEE TALK

The talk was open, free and ddid not require prior registration.


On 10 December 2020 a new PM² Talks was held in collaboration with PM² Alliance Spain to discuss the development of the PM² Alliance 2020 International Conference "Moving Forward: The PM² Advantage". 
The call was carried out using the platform provided by Linkedin and was attended by more than 100 professionals related to the world of project management and from a wide range of backgrounds (public sector, training consultants, European Commission officials, etc.)

You can consult the main findings at the following link:


PM2 Coffee Dic 2020




This year 2020 the PM² Alliance 2020 International Conference "Moving Forward: The PM² Advantage" will be held. Organized by the PM2 Alliance, this year's conference will take place in a virtual format and will involve professionals, trainers and experts in the PM² methodology, who will share their personal experiences in the use of the PM² methodology and the benefits they bring to their organizations.

Presentations and discussions will focus on the use of best practices and project management methodologies that help organizations meet the challenges of project execution, customer engagement and management of contractors and subcontractors.

The Jean Monnet PM2EU+ Chair will have a very active presence and will participate directly in the following session:

  • The Open PM² Jean-Monnet Chair Initiative. December 02, 2020. In this session there will be an international presentation of the chair, its main objectives, the actions planned for the next four years and some reflections on the possibilities of OpenPM2.



We are going to start with an informative activity - broadcast as an event on LinkedIn - on the 19th at 7pm coffee talk (or tea) with PM² Alliance Spain

  • You already know that Open PM² is the European Commission's Project Management Methodology.
  • You are aware that it is very interesting, but you don't know exactly what it is or where to look for information.
  • You would like someone to tell you more.
  • On November 19th at 7pm we will be talking about Open PM² with three people who have been working with Open PM² for some time now.
  • We'll tell you where the resources are to start learning the methodology; some things about the Alliance 2020 PM² Conference to get the most out of it; training options in Open PM² and more.
  • It's all about starting a conversation with the community interested in PM². It's not a presentation, nor a webinar, just a chat over coffee, or tea or whatever you want, which is what it's all about.
  • The talk is open, free and does not require prior registration. If you see that you are interested, put it on your calendar and come by.

PM2 Coffee

In all these posts and publications, PM2 and OpenPM2 are used indistinctly to refer to the Project Management Methodology developed by the European Commission (free and open since the end of 2016). It could be understood that the name PM2 would correspond to an internal use of the Commission and the name OpenPM2 by the rest of the users.