7th to 17th
Dec 2020
Problem Based Learning

About  24HPM²

24 Hours Project Management (24HPM²)

24 Hours Project Management (24HPM²) is an online training event, based on PM2, crafted around the idea that the best way to learn how to manage a project is by experience.


Course Includes:

  • Online Training
  • Certificate of Training Completion
  • PM² Essentials Certification Exam voucher
  • The possibility to win one of the competition prizes


Specifically the Program aims to help participants to:

  • Develop a modern holistic perspective on Project Management practices, based on PM2 (European Project Management Methodology);
  • Articulate the difference between needs, requirements, deliverables and benefits of the Project;
  • Develop a clear understanding of the PM2 Project Life Cycle, PM2 Phases and Drivers, the most relevant Processes and the Roles and Responsibilities involved in each phase of the project;
  • Develop an integrated perspective to Monitor and Control the project, relying on standards like EVM, using processes and artefacts provided by PM2;
  • Understand the nature of the problems in project planning – taking care of issues related to the Project’s change and risk management;
  • Understand the communication requirements for an effective PM – its nature, the processes, tools and techniques to deliver decision support information to the team and relevant stakeholders;
  • Recognize and promote values and ethics as a basis for team collaboration.



24HPM2 comprises different moments for training and autonomous learning:

  • 12 hours synchronous, where training and problem solving happen in a coordinated sequence;
  • 12 hours asynchronous moments, including:
    • Training webinars (online and recorded for future viewing), team building workshops and
    • Project challenges to respond to, focusing on technical and behavioral project management competences, creating a competition among the teams, relying on successful team work;
  • A set of challenges, driven by a project case scenario, for teams to practice and develop their skills and techniques.


This competition part of the event is designed to challenge the participants’ technical skills and competences, creating and exploring teamwork, leadership and communicationsituations, a balanced mix of training episodes and a serious game supported on a project cenario that provides the environment to strengthen technical and soft skills fundamental to the job of project manager.

A permanent focus, involving self-analysis and specific guidance, will be given to team building and soft skills promotion, as a contribution to great project management, around PM2 Mindsets for Project Management.

Recognizing that project management is fundamentally team work, this will be a team-based event, providing the context to strengthen team building skills, required for every Project Manager when building effective project teams. Communication is the vital energy of any project, amplified by the fact that online collaboration and virtual teams are the new normal.

This online event will provide a test bed for team coordination and collaboration, a challenging environment for the development and mastering of  communication and team building skills.


This training is for you:

Target audience

The program is designed for project managers and project team members wishing to improve their skills on project management and increase their knowledge on PM2, especially those aiming for a certification on PM2.

Prior experience in project management or working in projects is useful, but not required.

The event is based on 3 to 4 elements teams.

As a participant you will:

Training 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
  • Get training from the some of the best PM2 trainers and practitioners
  • Acquire relevant insights on the PM2 Methodology and its application, increasing the success likelihood in the PM2 Certification exam
  • Be challenged to use your best skills to produce deliverables in very time limited conditions
  • Compete with other teams for the best results on the various challenges, aiming to outperform you as a team player
  • Work as a team, building trust and shared accountability for several subjects, creating positive team dynamics and managing the project’s progress to achieve the project’s objectives;
  • Develop leadership and teamwork qualities and skills, by recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses and helping others to grow as a practitioner.
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About the PM² Essentials Certification

The PM² Essentials Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the PM² Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding on the what, when, who and how of the PM² Methodology. The exam structure is based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets.

The exam questions are balanced in terms of difficulty and distribution in the 5 areas or Governance, Lifecycle, Processes, Artefacts and Mindsets. For candidates to achieve the certification they must demonstrate their understanding of the PM² concepts in an adequate level so that they will be able to work effectively as a member of a project team of a PM² project.

About the PM² Methodology

PM² is the standard Project Management Methodology of the European Commission custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU Institutions. It aims to facilitate the effective management of a project’s complete lifecycle, and increase the quality of the project management process and project results. It incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted project management best practices as well as European Commission’s operational experience from many projects. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project.

​The European Commission has published PM² with an open and free license for anyone to use for the management of their projects, with a focus on projects run within the EU Institutions or funded by EU programmes. As such, working knowledge of the PM² Methodology becomes essential for anyone participating in such projects.

Program Outline

  • Kick-off Webinar: Presentation of the event methodology
  • Behavioral Profiling for the PM Professionals
  • Conducting Individual Behavioral Profile Assessment for the Participants

(4 Hours Synchronous)

  • Introduction: the event dynamics
  • PM2 Presentation: Project Life Cycle
  • Scenario: Presentation of the problem
  • Challenge 1: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • PM2 Presentation: Artefacts
  • Team Auto debriefing Survey (self-evaluation)

(6 Hours Synchronous)

  • Webinar 1: Project Management tool to be announced
  • Webinar 2: The Whys of Project Management
  • Webinar 3: Balancing the P’s with PM2
  • Workshop on Individual and Team Skills based on the Behavioral Profiling done on the participants in the Preparation Phase and on the Soft Skills Main Guide of the Project
  • Challenge 2: Team coordinated work to respond to a project challenge

(4 Hours Synchronous)

  • PM2 Presentation: The PM2 Governance Model
  • Team Building Workshop: Leadership and Management of Virtual Teams
  • Challenge 3: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • Challenge 4: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • Team Auto debriefing Survey (self-evaluation)

(6 Hours Synchronous)

  • Webinar 4: The PM2 Mindsets
  • Webinar 5: PM Tools & Techniques
  • Webinar 6: PM2 Logs
  • Challenge 5: Team coordinated work to respond to a project challenge

(4 Hours Synchronous)

  • PM2 Presentation: Results and Benefits
  • Challenge 6: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • Challenge 7: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • Challenge 8: Team work to respond to a project challenge, time limited
  • Team Auto debriefing Final Survey (self-evaluation)
  • Final Debriefing (main outputs from the observation of team dynamics)
  • Closing remarks: Observations from the event
  • Awards: presentation of the results of the competition, and recognition to the winners

Program Fees



PM2 Alliance


Groups of 3


Groups of 4


24HPM2 Prizes

  • Returning the registration fee:
    • 1st Place – 100% of the team’s registration fee
    • 2nd Place – 50% of the team registration fee
    • 3rd Place – 25% of the team’s registration fee
  • Training / certification voucher for higher levels (e.g. Advanced)
  • Membership Fee (PM² Alliance) for the team members, for one year
  • Distinction for the winners


The 24H PM2 takes place between 7th and 17th December.

You can participate as an individual or as a member of a pre-formed team.

To register you must send an email to eventos@sfori.com

Teams are composed of 3 to 4 elements.

20 PDUs (4 – leadership; 16 – technical) for PMI Certification holders;

  • 12+ hours Project Management PM2 aligned training (presentations and webinars);
  • 10+ Hours teamwork, responding to challenges around project situational events and competition;
  • Team building assessment and guidance throughout the whole event;
  • A certification voucher for PM2 Essentials Certification Exam, valid for one year;
  • 20 PDUs (4 – leadership; 16 – technical) for PMI Certification holders;
  • A participation certificate, form the PM2 Alliance;
  • The possibility to earn one of the competition prizes.

DGERT certification is only important for Portuguese participants because all types of credible learning processes, require these type of certification in Portugal. SFORI is a certified learning company by DGERT, the Portuguese official entity that guarantees the quality of these type of activity.

Contact us

If you have any questions talk to us:

E-MAIL: eventos@sfori.com

ADRESS: Av. D. João II, 50, 4º Piso, 1990-095 Lisboa

WEBSITE: https://24hourspm2.com/


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