The Project Business Academy

Developing first choice project managers for project business

Urgently Needed: A New Type of Project Manager

The strong need of the 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 truly commerce-based project economy.

Now, organizations need new a type of project manager:

  • Project Customers 
    need project managers able to engineer and manage complex 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.
  • Prime Contractors
    "sandwiched" between customers and contractors, they share the challenges of both groups. Project managers must have a full understanding of the business from both sides.

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 so. There is a strong business case to entrust 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 instills in 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 freely downloaded and distributed (unaltered). 


Project Business Essentials

This 2-day seminar is the entry ticket to the world of structured 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, mentors, coaches, and consultants in the field of project business management

Are there any prerequisites? 

  • None
  • Knowledge 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
  • Along the 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. 

For employers, it makes you the top choice for their precious cross-corporate project business.

Registration and Cost

Where can I check seminar dates and register?

What is my investment for the two trainer-led days?

Corporate-Sponsored Training

Organizations who want to get their employees trained in Project Business Management have two options:

  1. Sponsoring participation of individuals in our open classes.
  2. Sponsoring own classes, virtual or on-site.

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License Option

Training providers from industry and Academia are welcome to license the 2-day class. 

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