About the Half Double Institute

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The journey towards Half Double was initiated with a clear mission: We wanted to find a project methodology that could increase the success rate of projects while increasing the speed at which we develop new products and services. In time, this has become the Half Double Institute.
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The Half Double Institute

What the Half Double Institute can offer you!

The Half Double Institute offers training and education in the Half Double methodology on three levels – Foundation, Practitioner and Master – and these are provided by the Half Double Institute partners.
The Half Double Institute also offers a Half Double Certification matching the three levels of the Half Double education, thus serving as a quality stamp of the practitioner’s knowledge about and ability to apply and master the Half Double methodology. Only partners of the Half Double Institute can nominate an individual for the Half Double certification exam. If you want to become a partner of the Institute or learn about the benefits of being a partner, you can find more information here.  

The Half Double Institute also offers knowledge about of the Half Double methodology and provides you with the opportunity to download the Half Double tools and templates for free so you can apply elements of the Half Double methodology in your own projects.
If you need inspiration on how to get started, we have collected some of our top Half Double cases and here you can discover how other organisations have applied the Half Double Methodology and the impact they achieved.
If you are interested in learning how you can roll out Half Double practices in your organisation, the Partners of the Half Double Institute also offer help on projects. This assistance covers a range of possibilities including assistance and setup of pilot projects, coaching of leaders and project teams, and transformation projects in organisations.


About the Half Double Institute

The Half Double Institute is an independent entity, created to facilitate information about the Half Double methodology, the latest Half Double initiatives and upcoming Half Double events.

Furthermore, the Institute functions as the interlink between stakeholders who want to know more about the Institute’s offerings, partners who offer Half Double training and project assistance and the Half Double certification. The certification is managed by the Danish Project Management Association who also serve as the professional guarantor of the quality of the certification.

The institute was launched the 3th of March 2020, and is continuously being developed to become a new Project Management Institution. 

The launch of the Half Double Institute website follows the Minimal Viable Product approach, which means that the website continuously will be expanded upon and upgraded. Please, feel free to give us your feedback, as it enables us to adjust and improve the website and make sure that the offerings of the Half Double Institute match your needs

The Half Double journey

The Half Double idea was ignited back in 2014 when a highly visionary crowd took the first steps towards the development of the Half Double methodologyThe idea emerged from an ambition to solve the much-discussed project problem - only 30% of projects create the intended impact and are characterized as successful. 

To uncover the key drivers to successful projects and to identify the essential elements which differentiate successful projects from unsuccessful projects, Implement Consulting Group and 25 other passionate partners worked together to outline what both best practice approaches and research in project management could reveal about the topic. Based on the research and best practice examples, 10 guiding stars were formulated which, for example, included “put people before modules” and “create short and thick projects”.

Forming a consortium

In 2015, a consortium between the Danish Industry Foundation, Implement Consulting Group, Aarhus University and DTU was established and the Project Half Double was now a formalized reality. Four years later, the first and second phase of the Project Half Double have now been successfully completed.

The first two phases of Half Double have focused on the development of the methodology in 16 real business projects and the evaluation of the project Impact. The evaluation of the 16 projects showed that 87% of the projects were successful in relation to the defined success criteria and that 69% of the projects outperformed comparable projects within the companies. The evaluation results strongly indicate that applying the Half Double methodology in projects could be key in solving the “30%” project problem.

A third phase has been initiated

Due to the impressive results, the third phase of Project Half Double has been initiated in collaboration with the Danish Industry Foundation, Danish Project Management Association, Aarhus University and Implement Consulting Group. The third phase focuses on the establishment of an independent Half Double Institute, transforming Half Double into an international certification standard, as well as spreading knowledge about and application of the Half Double methodology even further.

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