About PM² Project Management Methodology


About PM² 

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed and supported by the European Commission, used by many other EU Institutions and open to Contractors, Member States and EU Citizens. Its purpose is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project. PM² has been custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of the EU Institutions, but incorporates elements from globally accepted best-practices, standards and methodologies.

PM² provides:

  • A Project Governance Model (i.e. roles & responsibilities)
  • A Project Lifecycle (i.e. project phases)
  • A set of Processes (i.e. project management activities)
  • A set of Project Artefacts (i.e. templates and guidelines).
  • A set of Mindsets (i.e. effective beliefs and behaviors).

The PM² Guide is published with a full share and reuse license, and is positioned to become an open source project management methodology. This means that reproduction and reuse is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

More information about the PM² can be found on the PM² Portal https://europa.eu/pm2/

The PM² Guide is available at the Publications Office of the European Union:


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