Project management - methodology and tools

Project management means achieving ambitious goals in a limited time with defined costs across interdisciplinary teams. All project participants (project managers, project staff, experts) must understand how projects are correctly initialized, planned, executed and successfully completed. In addition to classic and agile project management, hybrid concepts are increasingly being used. This training is suitable as a refresher for the IPMA® certification.

You want to

  • Understand the principles of classical, agile and hybrid approaches and know their respective areas of application and their limits
  • Be prepared for certification to IPMA Levels D, C and B

You need

  • Methods for better handling of innovative, high-risk and cross-divisional projects

You bring

  • Experience as project manager, project staff, resource manager in the line organisation
  • One or more case studies from your own practice
  • Active cooperation and willingness to participate in open discussions

You learn to:

  • Use and apply the methods of classical, agile and hybrid project management relevant in practice according to the context
  • Formulate project proposals, agree project assignments, clarify the initial situation and formulate the product vision
  • Structure and plan projects and establish an efficient and meaningful project controlling process
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the tasks and responsibilities of all project participants
  • Increase commitment in your project team
  • Optimize the handling of innovative, high-risk, cross-divisional projects

Topics covered by the seminar

  • Process models: agile, classic, hybrid; selection of the appropriate process model
  • Project order / kick-off; product vision
  • Goals and requirements; specifications and performance specifications
  • Analysis and evaluation of stakeholders
  • Project organization, project bodies, roles and responsibilities *Planning following the classical approach, project structuring, phases/milestone and work breakdown structure (sub-projects, work packages, delivery objects)
  • Project flow, schedule and cost planning as well as effort estimation methods
  • Risk management in projects
  • Connection of the project organization to the parent organization
  • Project controlling (monitoring and steering) and project completion
  • Interpersonal communication

Methods that are used

  • The seminar conveys the contents using a balanced ratio of short input presentations, discussions and group exercises
  • Current cases from the participants' practice enrich the discussion
  • Handbook "Project Management Manual", 4th edition (incl. e-book)
  • Handout and exercise materials as well as checklists

About the IPMA certification

The internationally recognised certifications in project management according to the IPMA® guidelines demonstrate mastery of the three areas of competence practices, context and people. Attending the two seminars "Methodology and Instruments" and "Leadership and Team" provides an ideal basis for successful certification according to the current IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB4). The textbook "Handbook Projectmanagement - agile, classical and hybrid", used in the training, covers all topics relevant for IPMA certification. The selection and combination of the topics in the seminar is based on the requirements of IPMA®.


You will receive documents in digital form, which can be accessed in your personal login area on the BWI homepage.

Patrick Schneider
Max. Teilnehmer
3 days
2100 CHF
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