Project Management

Project Management is a common practice for multiple purposes. There are business, innovation, IT and all other kind of projects nowadays. The practice behind managing those is common or similar in most cases. For project management there are two major consortiums available on the market:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
    Provides common practices which are highly leveraged within the international market.
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA)
    Contains common practices like PMI, but is based on national standards developed in Europe. This is a holding association for multiple national standards.
    • ​German Society for Project Management (GPM / PM3)
      Based on common german standards.
    • Project Management Austria (PMA)
      Based on common austrian standards.
    • Swiss Project Management Association (SPM)
      Based on common swiss standards.
  • PRINCE 2
    Common practices based on projects experience for the public sector. This practice has been opened for all other kind of projects by now.


The given consortiums have different levels of certifications:

Project Management Institute International Project Management Association
  1. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP)


There are further topic-centric certifications available for Portfolios (PfMP), Programs (PgMP) and certain critical project management disciplines.

  1. D-Level: Certified Project Management Associate
  2. C-Level: Certified Project Manager
  3. B-Level: Certified Senior Project Manager
  4. A-Level: Certified Projects Director


  1. Foundations
  2. Practitioner