IPMA Recruits Assessors for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award 2014


By Ewa Bednarczyk and Kasia Pachuta 

Krakow, Poland

“Go the ‘extra mile’ in project management with your involvement with the IPMA Project Excellence Award”

–  John-Paris Pantouvakis, PhD

Every year a group of around 100 assessors get a unique chance to gain the experience in the assessment of the best-managed projects in the world. Projects coming from all industries and continents take the challenge and apply for the IPMA International Project Excellence Award. This is the annual award organized by the International Project Management Association since 2002 and it is based on the IPMA Project Excellence Model.

The assessors are the heart of the assessment process. Each project is assessed by four or five assessors Prof. Ding Ronggui (China) and Prof. Rajat Baisya (India) both experienced assessors, Team Lead Assessors and Trainers underline that being the assessor is excellence chance to work with project professionals and share ideas and lessons with them. Ph. D. John-Paris Pantouvakis (Greece) said that benefits start already from interacting with a team of peers at the assessors training.

The first part of the assessment is based on the application report, then the assessors meet with the project team and stakeholders at the site visit.

“At the site visit the assessors have an opportunity to discuss with excellent project managers from different industries how to manage projects successfully, to review real case documents and management tools, and to get lots of best practices, which are valuable to make great improvement to our projects” says Prof. Ding Ronngui.

Mr. Venkatesh (India) adds that site visit provides an exciting opportunity to know and understand people (both assessors and applicant) from different countries, regions, cultures, traditions etc.: “A real life experience!” 


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About the Authors 

flag-polandEwa-BednarczykEwa Bednarczyk 

Krakow, Poland

Ewa Bednarczyk has administered the International Project Management Association (IPMA) International Project Excellence Award Office since 2007. In years 2010-2012 she served as SPMP (IPMA-Poland) Vice President responsible for the Polish Project Excellence Award. Ewa graduated from the Cracow University of Economics and Avans Hogeschool in Breda. She is an IPMA Level-D and Prince2Foundation certificates holder. Ewa is also an occasional International Correspondent for PM World in Kraków, Poland.  She can be contacted at: [email protected].

flag-polandpmwj18-jan2014-bednarczyk-PHOTO2 PACHUTAKasia Pachuta

IPMA Award Office Manager

Cracow, Poland

Kasia Pachuta has a very international educational background. She studied in Poland, France, USA and South Korea, graduating from Cracow University of Economics. Kasia can be contacted at [email protected]