For almost 45 years HERMES has proven its worth as a project management method in the Swiss administration, for about 15 years also in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and in many other organizations in Switzerland and abroad. The training requirements for this easy-to-use method are correspondingly high. Since the author has been giving HERMES training courses, however, he has been confronted with the problem that the HERMES reference manual is certainly a very good reference book, structured, alphabetically ordered . . . but completely useless for learning the method. For this reason, the course instructors usually use a set of slides as an additional support, either the one provided by the ISB
or another set of slides developed by the training institute. What was missing, in my opinion, was an easily readable publication that would guide the reader through the elements of the method with a common thread. Since Serge Schiltz likes to give my course participants a compact work to read, he decided to fill this gap.