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.

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 small and micro enterprises and using 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.


Based upon the IPEC model, methodology and toolkit we have developed the IPEC app which is an online tool including gamification elements which helps you to implement projects in a structured and effective manner. In addition the partnership has recently published a report about the wider use of gamification within VET (available through the website soon). After 3 years of European collaboration, the project will close off by the end of August 2018. To get an idea of what we have been doing in the 3 years of the IPEC project, you can read our newsletters in the ‘Newsletters’ section of this website. And of course, don’t forget to check out the IPEC app!