The Project Business Academy

Developing first choice project managers for project business

Urgently Needed: A New Type of Project Manager

The need of an industry is your career opportunity.

It is a measurable trend: Industries are moving from cross-functional internal projects to cross-corporate project business, building a truely commerce-based project economy.

Now, organizations need a new type of project managers:

  • Project Customers 
    need project managers able to engineer and manage complex project project supply networks made from contractors, subcontractors, etc., ensuring an over-arching 'Mission Success First' culture.
  • Project Contractors
    need project managers to run projects as temporary profit centers for their employers, ensuring happy customers, but also profitability of the project and protection of the company's liquidity.

Still, most project managers in project business learn their skills by trial and error. However, trial in project business is expensive, and error even more. There is a strong business case to give the responsibility for the precious project business only to project managers who are also well-trained in commercial and legal matters.

This is what the Project Business Academy, a division of the Project Business Foundation gives its students: The professionalism that helps respond to the specific challenges and risks of project business. Plus business acumen and business spirit needed to make project business an enjoyable success.

Steps for Your Professionalization


The Project Business Study Book

by Project Business Foundation

Click here for free download

Since its publication in January 2021, the Project Business Study Book has changed the world of Project Business Management forever.

It is authoritative in defining the roles and a basic process for project business. It classifies the different types of project business and includes the Project Business Glossary to help professionals agree on a common terminology.

The Project Business Study Book can be downloaded for free and distributed without restriction. 


Project Business Essentials

This 2-day seminar is the entry ticket to the world of methodical project business management. It is a great starting point for beginners and a career booster for semi-experienced professionals.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers in project business on customer and contractor side
  • Business developers
  • Project sponsors and supervisors
  • PMO (Project Management Office) and PBMO (Project Business Management Office)
  • CEOs of projectized organizations
  • Trainers, menots, coaches, and consultants in the field of project business management

Are there any prerequisites? 

  • None
  • Mastership of project management methods (traditional & agile) is beneficial.

Who will do the training?

  • ACE qualified trainers (more)

What is the agenda of the training?

  • Introduction
  • What is Project Business
    • When the project is the business
    • Players & roles
    • The customer-contractor interface
    • Legal & commercial factors
    • Interpersonal relationship and leadership
    • Integrity
  • A process for project business
    • The overall process and decision points
    • Business development
    • Carrying out the work
  • Other forms of project business
    • Freebie projects
    • Not-for-profit project business
  • Next steps for you

The training certificate

This certificate will be issued after the conclusion of the seminar. It makes you the #1 choice for the management of cross-corporate project business. 

Registration and investment

Where can I register for a free information event before I take the  seminar?

What is my investment?

  • Regular: €1,200 (for 2 days)
  • Reduced introductory investment:
    € 800