A planned and controlled approach to project risks is an imperative and indispensable step within project management. Developing skills, knowledge and organisational processes in this area will lead to a significant return on investment (ROI) for any organisation that runs projects either internally or for the benefit of their customers.
Additionally, any entity (organisation or consortium) that exhibits a maturity level in risk management, increases the chances of being selected for funding, under the various EU funding schemes. The reason is that proper risk management acts as an alleviator for the risk averse public sector# (including the various EU bodies).
Participants of the two days training will learn:
The risk management approach within the PM² Methodology
How to apply project risk management best practices to EU funded projects
How to use the risk related PM² templates/artefacts
The various project risk management roles and responsibilities
Tools & techniques to manage stakeholders
Tools & techniques to manage risks in projects
How to monitor and control project performance, with a constant focus on project risks
How to facilitate effective communication with project partners
How to tackle bias influence in the decision making process
This workshop is ideal for those who work (or about to work) on EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC. Having in your CV the acknowledgement of attending the present workshop showcases your familiarity with the PM² methodology and your commitment to project risk management excellence.
Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:
Become familiar with the current EU rules
Get exclusive information and resources on the PM² Methodology
Improve the success rate of your project proposals by minimizing the project’s exposure to risks
Increase your organisation’s competitiveness
Receive tangible and actionable advice on project risk management
Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across the EU
The PM² Basic Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ basic understanding of general concepts of the PM² Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding mainly on the what and when of the PM² Methodology, and secondarily on the who and how .
The exam questions are based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets, focusing more on Lifecycle and Artefacts and less on Processes, Governance and Mindsets.
For candidates to achieve the certification they must be familiar with theses PM² concepts at an adequate level so that they will be able to follow the motions of a PM² project and communicate effectively with PM² team members and Project Managers.
Prerequisites: Proof of training completion by one of the PM²Alliance Affiliated Training Providers (this course).
Exam difficulty level: Easy
Success rate: the statistical success rate of this exam is 82%.
Study material: The exam questions are based 100% on the following European Commission PM² Guide v3, 2018
Participation fee for the 2 days training:
In-Class €1490 exl. VAT
Remote €1100 exl. VAT
Training package includes:
Admission to the course
Hard copies of training material
Certification of “Risk Management for EC Funded Projects” training completion
Certificate of attendance
Accreditation to Professionals Directory
Complimentary coffee & snack breaks
Complimentary networking lunch breaks
Ilias is an instructor with more than 15 years of experience in training and consulting, currently posted in Brussels as a Training Manager at the European Security And Defense College. He holds a Masters’ Degree in techno-economic systems and a B.A. in Military, Diplomatic and Law studies, from the Hellenic Military Academy (SSE). Additionally, he is a certified Project (PMP®) & Risk (RMP®) Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), as well as PM² certified (European Commission’s (EC) Project Management Methodology).
Currently Ilias is also engaged as a Ph.D. researcher, in the field of Risk Management and Decision Making. His research is primarily based on the outcomes of the ‘Good Judgement Project‘ that was launched by IARPA, and aims at providing viable solutions to the corporate world, by enhancing the decision making procedure through the provision of more accurate probabilistic forecasts, while taking under consideration the pragmatic scarcity of resources and available information.
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