The PE Award Assessors are the heart of the IPMA Global Project Excellence Award assessment process. For each project that applies for the award, a dedicated team of qualified international assessors is formed that assesses the project in accordance with the IPMA Project Excellence Model®. The assessors are all experienced professionals working in project management environments. They represent IPMA during the assessment process and are good ambassadors for the Project Excellence Awards.
In order to be eligible to become a PE Award Assessor, you should:
Benefits of becoming a PE Award Assessor:
These benefits are not only useful for your professional development, but also for your company and customers.
The IPMA Awards Coordinator, IPMA Vice President and IPMA Awards PMO yearly compose the assessment teams for each Award application from the pool of qualified assessors. They do this by taking into account various selection criteria ensuring a well-balanced mix of qualified people with different backgrounds and experiences representing various countries. Before announcing the assessment teams, the Awards PMO contacts the nominated assessors and ask them to confirm that they are available for the whole duration of the Assessment process. The Award Assessors then have to inform the Awards PMO that their local IPMA Member Association of which they are a member, supports their nomination. The number of qualified assessors that can be appointed to an assessment team depends on the number of award applications.
To qualify for the pool of potential assessors, you need to take a three-day PE Assessment training, pass the exam and receive a positive recommendation from the trainers.
Active assessors are required to attend a three-day training course every five years. In addition, they should participate in an annual PE Award webinar to update their knowledge.
Those assessors who are not involved in an assessment in a specific year, must take part in a four-hour webinar to become eligible to join the pool of potential assessors again.
Assessors who have a break of one year or more, are obliged to attend a three-day training course again, pass the exam and receive a positive recommendation from the trainers, in order to join the pool of potential assessors.
The PE Award Assessor is responsible to carry our several activities in the PE Award process. An indication of the activities and time necessary is: