And the Winner is…



Reported by Kasia Pachuta

Winners of IPMA Project Excellence Award 2014 announced on 30 September 2014 at the 28th IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

1 October 2014 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The International Project Management Associations has announced the winners of their 2014 Project Excellence Award, during their annual awards banquet in Rotterdam on 30 September.

IPMA Project Excellence Award recognizes the best managed projects in the world. All applicants are assessed against the IPMA Project Excellence Model. Process includes 2 rounds of assessments done by a team of 4-5 international assessors. First round is based on the report prepared by the applicant. Second round is done after 3 day long Site Visit of the project. Each application is assessed by different selected assessors who are diverse in sector experience, education background, cultural origin, age and gender. Decisions on finalists and winners are made by an independent Jury.

141001-pmwJ28-project-IMAGE1This year the process came to an end and its highlight – Award Gala was celebrated at Laurens Church in Rotterdam, during the 28th IPMA World Congress.

Photo: Awards Gala evening at Laurens Church, Rotterdam. 30th September 2014

In August we communicated the finalists of 2014 edition. At the Award Gala, we are extremely pleased to announce the Winners of the IPMA Project Excellence Award 2014.

Ladies and Gentlemen, big applause to Winners of the IPMA Project Excellence Award 2014:


“It’s a panoramic evaluation – 360° – which clearly established Herschel-Planck as the outstanding program in its category. It was a good training for my following project management activities. I learned a lot from the evaluation model. Indeed a good benchmark of project management results.” – Jean-Michel Reix, Thales Alenia Space, France, Gold Winner in Mega – Sized Projects

Winners of the Award underline the strength of the Award as the promotional tool for team achievements and impact it has on the company image towards customers. “A great day for the Herschel-Planck Programme! They also value the Award for the benchmark and evaluation it gives.

“Applying to the Award has been an intense learning and benchmarking experience, which resulted in a significant recognition. If you are motivated by having the opportunity to influence your organization and grow in self-awareness, then IPMA will give you a boost (key).” – Riccardo Fabbri, Project Manager, GE Oil & Gas, Italy, Gold Winner in Medium and Big – Sized Projects


From left: Luigi Antionioli and Maria Selli from Tecnimont Spa, Italy. Jean-Michel Reix and Jean-Jacques Juillet from Thales Alenia Space, France. Gold Winners in   Mega – Sized Projects. And Frank Menter – Jury member

You can learn more about these amazing projects. Go to movies and watch projects which joined the club of best managed projects in the world.

During the congress, several events related to the Award took place. Award Management Board and Award Office prepared:

– Site Visit for Finalists – which included backstage sightseeing of baggage handling system at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Award Finalists 2012 with 70 MIllion Bags Project.

– Winners Club – knowledge exchange and networking meeting for Finalists

– World Class Projects stream on the 2nd day of congress:

  • Announcement of new Energy Industry Project Excellence Award
  • Workshops and best practices sharing in infrastructure projects
  • Meet the Winners marketplace – to enable all visitors of World Congress to get to know the Finalists before the Award Gala
















Victor Zamora, Héctor Rafael Leal V and Mynor Chevez from Paseo Cayalá, Guatemala. Silver Winner in Medium and Big – Sized Projects

Please visit http://ipma.ch/awards/ or contact Award Office at [email protected] to get info about the next 2015 year process which starts soon.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s 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. IPMA sponsors research, standards, awards, seminars, an annual world congress and the IPMA Young Crew, all related to professional project, programme and portfolio management. The president of IPMA for 2014 is Professor Mladen Radujković; president-elect for 2015-16 is Mr. Reinhard Wagner. For more information about IPMA, visit http://www.ipma.ch/.

Press Release Contact: Stacy Goff at [email protected].

Source: IPMA