The minimalist project management system
P3.express Professional Certification Program
P3.express is a simplified, minimalist, and practical project management system. It’s easy to learn, and easy to use.
P3.express is open and free, with a Creative Commons license.
Co-funded by theErasmus+ Programme of the European Union
About the Organization
There’s a management team responsible for the project management activities, with one or more team members, depending on the size and complexity of the project. The project manager leads this team and is accountable for the project management activities. This person reports to the external customer project manager (if any) as well as the internal sponsor, who is a senior manager responsible for the final outcome of the project, for funding and resourcing it, etc.
There are one or more production teams in the project. Each internal production team (one with team members from your own organization) is led by a team leader, who reports to their functional manager (if any) as well as project manager. Each external production team (suppliers) is led by a supplier project manager who reports to the their internal managers as well as the project manager
Because despite the existence of fundamental systems such as PRINCE2® and the PMBOK® Guide, most projects are run intuitively, without the help of a structured project management system. This is the case because the fundamental standards, while invaluable, are too complex for normal projects.
Imagine all the people who use Excel. What happens if you replace Excel with a programming language? Most people won’t be able to use it, and they will be left without a tool, even though a programming language is more capable than Excel.
The fundamental project management systems are all like programming languages, and what people need most in projects is something like Excel. P3.express is that simple tool that most people can use.
.easy to learn
P3.express uses a simple process. Consisting out of 33 management activities in 7 groups.
.easy to use
You can make changes to P3.express to better match it to your environment. There are various themes for P3.express, each of which will tailor the general P3.express system for a certain type of project.
.easy to teach
The is free facilitating courseware available and awareness e-learning. Making it fun and interactive.
Candidates who are certified are expected to be able to manage projects or contribute to their management in an effective and structured way using P3.express.
The goal is to create an implicit definition of level of expertise required for managing real-world projects, and therefore, give people an indication of when they can be relatively confident about their expertise.
Candidates can become certified by
- accepting the code of conduct, and
- passing the P3.express Practitioner exam.
Time (minutes) for the exam:
% minimal passing grade
Type of questions:
Are there also negative questions included in the exam?
(for example: “which of the following is NOT a principle in the Agile Manifesto”)
Yes. Candidates are strongly advised to read the questions carefully.
Special abilities and regulations for people with disabilities on non-native English.
You can make changes to P3.express to better match it to your environment. However, be careful not to harm the internal consistency of your system when doing so, and keep your system simple. It’s usually better to start with the original form of P3.express, and adjust it gradually in response to your needs, refining those choices by inspection and adaptation.
We have plans to prepare various themes for P3.express, each of which will tailor the general P3.express system for a certain type of project. The following are planned so far:
- P3.express for construction projects
- P3.express for IT development projects
- P3.express for European Union projects
- P3.express for university projects
- P3.express for film making projects
- P3.express for single-person projects
Each theme will be developed by at least 3 experts from the domain, and one or more facilitators from the core development team of P3.express. If you’re interested in joining one of the working groups, or have an idea for additional themes, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.