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HERMES 5 Foundation (Fundamentals and Certification)

HERMES 5 ensures a common understanding of projects and supports all projects participants in the efficient and successful performance of their tasks and responsibilities. Hermes 5 is the Swiss project management method for all types of projects. It is the standard of the federal administration for IT projects as well as many cantons and municipalities. It is also used in the private sector.


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HERMES 5 Foundation (Fundamentals and Certification)


on request


2 days (certification-exam included), more details about the implementation


CHF 2'310.00

Comment on costs: 

The costs include the course fee (CHF 1’960.00) and the certification fee (CHF 350.00)

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«Geniales Werkzeugset für die Praxis!»

Thomas Nyffenegger, Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich

Objectives and content

Target audience

  • Project staff
  • Project Manager
  • Decision-Makers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Controllers


You get to know HERMES 5 and are familiar with the application of methods in the project

You know the methods and structure of the different views of the project. You know how to start your project quickly with the scenarios and modules

You know the phase model with the milestones and know how to control your project with HERMES 5. You know the roles and their tasks, competencies and responsibilities

The participants can structure a project with HERMES 5 and know how it is planned and managed

You know tools such as the HERMES-Online, which support you in this. You know the requirements of governance for the project and know how to meet them with HERMES 5

Following the course, the participants are able to use HERMES 5 in their specific project.

«Ich fühle mich gut vorbereitet, um die Zertifizierung zu machen und kann sehr viel mitnehmen für meine Tätigkeit als Projektmanagerin.»

Irene Vogt, iRIX Software Engineering AG


  • Area of application and benefits of HERMES 5
  • Structure of the method and the reference manual
  • Overview of the method elements
  • Project organization and most important roles in the "Service / Product" scenario
  • Phase model and decision-making processes
  • Scenarios
  • Overview of the tasks and results of the modules of the "Service / Product" scenario
  • Tasks and results of the modules "Project Management" and "Deployment Organization"
  • Overview "Notes on Use"
  • Use of the HERMES-online tool, document templates and checklists
  • Preparation for the "HERMES 5 Foundation" certification test, among others by test simulation
  • Certification test "HERMES 5 Foundation" by TÜV SÜD

More details about the implementation

07. & 08.06.2022 – online course
29. & 30.09.2022 – online course
Teaching Time: 8.15 AM to 5.30 PM

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Admission requirements

No previous knowledge is assumed. Ideally, participants have prior knowledge of project management.
The examination is the responsibility of the certification institution TÜV SÜD.

Information for applicants

The participants receive a preparation assignment.

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