Project Management Challenge Benelux 2017
09/05/2017 to 25/06/2017
15 minutes

1st: Flight tickets (value: 1000 euros)

2nd: Training voucher Threon (value: 750 euros) or Duoticket Eurostar London (premium class)

3rd: Training voucher Threon (value: 500 euros)

4th: 6 bottles wine Patache d'Aux 2011

5th and 6th: Magnum Champagne

7th->50th: Cinema tickets

We are inviting all Project Managers to participate in the first Project Management Challenge of the Benelux. From early May to end of June 2017, EDITx and Threon organize the Challenge consisting of an on-line test and a final on July 4th in the offices of Threon in Ghent (18.00 Hr – 22.00 Hr). The finalists will compete there for the Benelux Project Manager Champion 2017.


How to participate?

Registration is open during the entire duration of the challenge. You only need to register on EDITx.

How is the challenge organized?

You will have 15 minutes to give the correct answer to as many questions as you can (up to 30). The questions are multiple-choice with one and only one right answer.

The quiz allows the usage of two ‘jokers’: the "50/50", forcing the on-line test to take out half of the answers and the "Ask the challengers", whereby the percentage of the challengers choosing each answer is displayed to you.

Members of the jury:

The members of the jury are selected from public and private sector, including the academic world. They have taken the challenge to build up the content of the challenge.

Jury and ambassadors

Steven De Haes
Full Professor Information Systems Management
University of Antwerp & Antwerp Management School
Anton Zandhuis
PM author, sr.trainer and executive consultant
Louis J. Mercken
Chairman of the Challenge Jury, Co-Founder Threon, Currently Senior Advisor to the Threon CEO & Board of Directors
Ivo De Meersman
General Manager Payments & Cards Belgium
Thierry Chantraine
Professor in project management
University of Liège
Veerle Van Wassenhove
Corporate Program Manager

The topics of the questions:

The Challenge covers the full life cycle of a generic project, and terminology has been aligned to the ISO 21500 standard.

Pre-project Definition Design & Development Implementation Closing


ISO 21500: 2012 - Guidance on project management
Integration Stakeholders Cost Quality Resources
Scope Time Communication Risk Procurement

The level of the questions and related scoring:

The on-line test contains questions with 3 levels of difficulty: Low, Medium and High with an associated score 1, 2 or 3 points, if answered correctly. A wrong answer results in a score of (-1) irrespective the level of the question. The total score will be the cumulative score of all questions answered within the set timeframe of 15 minutes. When you skip a question, you win nor lose points.

Low Straight forward knowledge test Remembering: Recall or retrieve previous learned information.
Low Rephrased terms & definitions Understanding: Comprehending the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.
Medium Practice questions on use of a technique Applying: Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the work place.
High Situational questions Analyzing: Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences.
High Situational questions Evaluating: Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Rules of the Challenge

Participants must be over 18 years old and be Benelux residents. The Challenge is not open for staff of Threon. One registration per person is permitted. The participant must compete in his or her own name. Personal information of the participant may be checked through different channels. Personal information must be accurate. Inaccurate or false information given by the participant will disqualify the participant. The participant will be able to access the Challenge once s/he clicks "Participate" button and has completed his/her registration. If any participant is found having multiple profiles for any kind of reasons while participating in the contest for any kind of reasons, he/she will be disqualified for the event.

At the end of on-line contest at least 8 finalists are invited for the final.

What will be displayed at the end of the challenge?

Your score and position in the leaderboard will be communicated at the end of the challenge and only visible to you. The details of the contest are shown to all players at the end of the Challenge, avoiding hereby that questions are shared among players during the Challenge. If you rank among the top 25 participants after the on-line test, your Name, First-name and score will be posted on the leaderboard and visible to the public.

Data privacy & Information Sharing

The Challenge runs on a secure platform managed by EDITx. Participant personal data will be collected by EDITx: firstname, lastname, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and Linkedin profile (if present). Personal data are used for the following purposes:

  • To monitor the correct competition process;
  • To analyze and optimize EDITx
  • To set up the Statboard & Leaderboard at the end of the challenge


EDITx shares the personal information (Last Name, First Name, Mobile and Email) of the participants with & only with the Owner of the challenge Threon and with any governmental agency or Authority in Belgium or authority at their request (in case of irregularities).