One month remains to submit applications for the IPMA® Project Excellence Award


Reported by Ewa Bednarczyk in Kraków

7 March 2013 – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has announced that only 30 days remain for nominations for their 12th annual project excellence awards, the most advanced competition among best managed projects in the world.

ipma-international-projet-excellence-awardThe aim of the IPMA International Project Excellence Award is to increase the recognition of projects from different countries, different industries and different organisations and to motivate project teams to develop and improve project management. It supports professional project management in achieving high performance and identifies projects as examples of excellent project management.

Approximately 60 international assessors are currently undergoing refreshment trainings on the Project Excellence Model and award process, and getting prepared to assess projects all over the world.

“In our opinion this is probably the biggest exchange of best project management practices,” said Ewa Bednarczyk, IPMA Award Office Manager. “Many of our assessors have been involved in the assessment processes since the beginning; that means they’re spreading the knowledge gathered from 88 successfully completed projects, coming from different sectors, cultures and part of the world.”

All applicants have the unique opportunity to have their projects assessed by a team of 5 professional assessors and benefit from their rich experience.

Mr. Dan Donciulesku from SIVECO Romania SA, award finalists added: “There are rare possibilities for a project to be audited or evaluated from outside by PM professionals. The IPMA Project Excellence Award is such a possibility, providing international recognition. If you are tough enough, apply for the Award!”

Most previous award finalists have indicated that already the 1st phase of the assessment process is valuable. Choosing the proper project for the competition and writing an application report gives an opportunity for auto-reflections and first improvements are immediately implemented in the organization.

But what the applicants appreciate the most is a final 35 pages benchmark report which includes project strengths and areas for improvement discovered by the assessors in the application report and at the site visit.

Last year’s Award Prize Winner Widjaja S Sumarjadi from PT Tripatra Engineers and Constructors commented: “We are very proud of our achievement as the IPMA Prize Winner for Project Excellence in the Mega Size Project. This award is an international recognition of our project through our participation in the award assessment process; it provides the benchmark to the other international companies. This achievement is not an end result; it will be the starting point of our continuous improvement process so that we can complete the project with better quality in the future.”

Now it’s your time to have your project assessed according to the Project Excellence Model.  Do not miss the application deadline: 8 April 2013.

For all companies interested in the Project Excellence Award and Model IPMA offers individual, introduction webinars.

More Award benefits can be seen in the Award Marketing presentation under the link:


For more information please visit: www.ipma.ch/awards or contact the IPMA Award Office Manager at [email protected].

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The Chair of the IPMA Executive Board is Mr Roberto Mori. The president for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic.   For further information please navigate to www.ipma.ch .