Cyprus Project Management Society

Project Title

IPEC (Initiate-Plan-Execute-Close)


  • Project duration: 01/09/2015 – 01/09/2018
  • Participating countries: Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Lead partner: The lead partner of the project is the INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE
  • Target groups:European SMEs
IPEC project


The IPEC Project' s consortium is built up from a strong network of partners from different EU countries, all having extended experience and expertise on the topics of Project Management Methodologies and Gamification.

The consortium is composed of partners from 7 countries from different regions; Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It is a mix of public and private organisations, profit and non-profit organisations which will bring different perspectives and experiences to the project.


What is IPEC?

IPEC stands for Initiate, Plan, Execute and Close. The IPEC project plans to develop a new micro-lite Project Management methodology, based on the needs of SMEs. This methology is going to use the IPEC cycle: Initiate, Plan, Execute and Close.  Not only will IPEC develop this project management methodology, it will do so by applying Gamification. Gamification uses the typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity,  typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.


Why IPEC Project?

As micro and small enterprises are rarely able to employ dedicated project managers, they often  struggle with their project management. Most formal project management methodologies are just too costly and time intensive for their needs. Yet, research has shown that only 2.5% of the companies successfully complete 100% of their projects. This calls for action.


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