On the 4th of June 2018, the Cyprus the Project Management Society (CPMS) hosted a multiplier event of the IPEC project, in which the CPMS participated as a member of the consortium.
The event was successfully hosted at the Strovolos Cultural Center in Nicosia and was attended by representatives from business associations, Vocational and Educational Training (VET) centers and SMEs in various sectors. The event was followed by a networking dinner.
The main objective of the IPEC (Initiate-Plan-Execute-Close) project is to contribute to the improvement of the micro and small enterprises performance, through the development of a micro-lite project management methodology. The IPEC methodology is a flexible, micro-lite process tailored to the needs of non-specialists and micro and small enterprises.
During the event, delegates were given the opportunity to exploit how the “IPEC” project was implemented by a consortium of partner organisations based in 7 European countries (Cyprus–CPMS, Germany–emcra Gmbh, Ireland–Institute of Technology Tralee, Italy–Eurocrea Merchant Srl, Greece–Avaca Technologies Sa, the Netherlands–Business Development Friesland and the United Kingdom–Exponential Training & Assessment) and acquire knowledge and insight about the main deliverables of the project, namely the IPEC project management methodology, the IPEC toolkit and the online platform which can be used both as a learning platform as well as for managing individual projects.
Delegates were made aware that all deliverables are available to practitioners, Vocational and Education Training (VET) centers working with SMEs and small and micro enterprises seeking to adopt the IPEC methodology in their operations and/or product offerings.
The project was co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme (2015-1-IEO1-KA202-008641) and was coordinated by the Institute of Technology Tralee. The CPMS was the Lead partner of Intellectual Output 1 which included the IPEC micro-lite Project Management model/methodology and the IPEC toolkit.