Report on IPMA Excellence Awards 2013


Ewa Bednarczyk 

Krakow, Poland

For the 12th year IPMA was seeking project excellence, organizing the International Project Excellence Award in three categories: medium, big, and mega sized. Results of the IPMA Project Excellence Awards 2013 were announced during the Award Gala at the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik. This part of the ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Mary Koutintcheva, Chairman of the Award Management Board and Mr. Reinhard Wagner, IPMA VP Awards.

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From 14 projects submitted in 2014 the international Award Jury selected 2 Gold Winners in Mega-Sized Category, and one Gold Winner in Big and Medium Categories. Just after the Congress the Winners shared their impression on the assessment process and the IPMA World Congress:


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About the Author  

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Krakow, Poland

Ewa Bednarczyk currently works for the International Project Management Association (IPMA) where she has administered the IPMA International Project Excellence Award Office since 2007. She is responsible for the coordination of the projects’ assessment process, including organization of the assessors training, assessors’ team composition, preparation of the Jury and final reports. She is the first contact person for the current and potential applicants and those who are interested in the Project Excellence Model. Moreover she supports the establishment of national Project Excellence Awards among IPMA member associations around the world.  Ewa is also a partner in a company pm2pm sp. z o.o. which offers project management training in Poland. Pm2pm mainly trains candidates for the IPMA certification.

In year 2010-2012 Ewa served as the IPMA-Pl Vice President responsible for the Polish Project Excellence Award. Ewa graduated from the Kraków University of Economics and Avans Hogeschool in Breda. She is an IPMA Level-D certificate holder. In her free time she regularly plays squash and treks. Her favorite destination is Nepal.  Ewa is also an occasional International Correspondent for PM World in Kraków, Poland.  She can be contacted at: [email protected].