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 completed successfully. In addition to classic and agile project management, hybrid concepts are increasingly being used. This training is suitable for the preparation of 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 IPMA Levels D, C and B certification

You need

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

You bring

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

You learn to:

  • Use and apply the methods of classical 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
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the tasks and responsibilities of all project participants
  • Increase the commitment in your project team
  • distinguish between the areas of competence, practices and context for IPMA Levels D, C and B certification.

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, scheduling and cost planning as well as effort estimation methods
  • Risk management in projects
  • Connecting the project organization to the parent organization
  • Project controlling (monitoring and steering) and project completion
  • Interpersonal communication

Methods used

  • The seminar conveys the contents using a balanced ratio of short input presentations, discussions and group exercises
  • To achieve an optimal transfer of practical experience, seminar topics are applied and discussed using current case studies from the participants' business
  • Our trainers have many years of practical experience in the implementation of complex projects. Use their experience and knowledge for the successful completion of your own projects

About the IPMA certification

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


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

Wednesday, 23 October 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Thursday, 24 October 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Friday, 25 October 2024, 09.00 AM until 05.30 PM
Patrick Schneider
Max. number of seats
Helenastrasse 3
8008 Zürich
3 days
2100 CHF
Since it is easier to learn with a familiar face: Bring your best colleague from the company and benefit from a 10% discount from the second participant onwards.