Project Management Methodologies and Standards

This post summarizes project management methodologies.

List of Project Management Methodologies and Standards

Project management methodologies featured on this post:

  • IPMA
  • PM2


The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide is a standard for project management, issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Professionals that want to get accredited on this standard can get different official certifications related to PMBOK.

Certifications for professionals related to PMBOK:

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP): advanced level
  2. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPB): entry level

Because the most popular certification related to PMBOK is PMP, sometimes PMP is used instead of PMBOK to refer to the standard.

It is mainly used in the USA.


PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a project management methodology issued by AXELOS.

It is mainly used in United Kingdom and Australia.

There is an official certification for PRINCE2.

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The International Project Management Association (IPMA) issues standards related to project management.

Official website


Project Management Methodology (PM2, stylized PMĀ²) is a project management methodology issued by the European Commission to be used on their organizations.

It was developed under the Digital Europe Programme.

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There are certifications for professionals related to PM2. They are available on this external link.

You can read more about PM2 on this post.

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