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.

 


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.