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Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: non-finalist
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2017
non-finalist


Project: Indonesia Banten 1X670MW Supercritical Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant Project
Organisation: Harbin Electric International Company Limited

Project Country: Indonesia
Country: China

Short text:
The Indonesia Banten 1X670MW supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant project is a private investment EPC project. It is the first big power plant project in Indonesia, financed through a private investment. The project scope included the construction of the power plant and the coal unloading jetty. Excellent project results were achieved, due to strong leadership and people management. The project leadership communication skills and collaboration with all stakeholders involved, help realise the good project management results.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2017
Gold Winner


Project: The 2nd Power Plant of SDIC Meizhouwan 2×1000MW EPC Project
Organisation: Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Corp.,Ltd

Project Country: China
Country: China

Short text:
The 2nd Power Plant of SDIC Meizhouwan 2×1000MW EPC project is located in the North Shore Economic Development District of Putian, Fujian Province, China. This project is one of the biggest coal-fired power plants in China. This EPC project equiped 2 1000MW class ultra-supercritical thermal generator sets that consisted of a thermal system, ash disposal system, feeding coal system, water supply system, water treatment system, electrical system, 500 kV transmission line and plant front area affiliate auxiliary production engineering, etc. The project leadership introduced many technical and project management innovations in the project and created great stakeholder satisfaction results.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2017
Bronze Winner


Project: Senoro Gas Development Project
Organisation: PT. Tripatra Engineers & Constructors

Project Country: Indonesia
Country: Indonesia

Short text:
The Senoro Gas Development project is an EPC Project for the realisation of a gas production facility, part of an integrated gas-LNG project development. It's objective was to create the commercialisation development of gas reserve from the Senoro field which is located in the Senoro-Toili Block, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The project is a grass-root project in a green-field site, developing fourteen wells required for gathering, flowing, processing, delivering sales gas and stabilising the condensate. Strong leadership skills helped the project overcome many challenges and realise more benefits than were expected.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2017
Silver Winner


Project: Construction of Unit 3 of Rostov Power Plant
Organisation: JSC ASE EC.

Project Country: Russian Federation
Country: Russian Federation

Short text:
The construction of Unit 3 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant, realised in 2009-2015 was one of the largest power engineering enterprises of the South of Russia. It now generates 40% of the electric power of this region. The project managed to deal with serious technical and time challenges. The result of the Project was commissioning of Unit 3 which met all the technological, environmental and social requirements of IAEA. The project was completed 6 months before the target date and the budget was met.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2017
Bronze Winner


Project: Chinchinada – Kakinada Pipeline ( KG Basin Pipeline Replacement cum revival Projects Phase: 1 (24” X 95.00 Kms)
Organisation: Gail India Ltd

Project Country: India
Country: India

Short text:
The purpose of the Chinchinada - Kakinada Pipeline Project was to revive the gas supplies to various critical consumers. The project was able to overcome many technical and social challenges and was deemed successful by all stakeholders involved. In terms of leadership and people management and realising the project scope within time and budget, it also helped the project team members and the project organisation in their professional project management development.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2017
Silver Winner


Project: Buzzard Power Generation Upgrade
Organisation: Baker Hugues, a GE company

Project Country: Great Britain
Country: Italy

Short text:
The Buzzard Power Upgrade project consisted of the successful delivery of a new gas generator and power turbine, modification of the fuel gas line and software, efficiency upgrade of the Air Filter House, modification of the power management system, general revision of the electric generators and installation with supervision and manpower. The project reached its objectives in a flexible way, successfully adapting to the changing needs of the customer. There were clear processes in place with successful stakeholder engagement leading to a very satisfied project team, customer and good project results.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2017

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2017
Gold Winner


Project: Nazarbayev University School of Medicine
Organisation: PE Facility Construction Directorate Nazarbayev University

Project Country: Kazakhstan
Country: Kazakhstan

Short text:
The construction of the Nazerbayev University School of Medicine has resulted in the creation of a world-class institution generating and sustaining excellence in health education and biomedical research. The school serves as the academic hub of the Republic of Kazakhstan's first integrated academic health system. Strengths of the project lie in the stakeholder approach, project management processes implemented during the project and project results realised.

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2017
Silver Winner

Name: DavidBanks
Country: Australia

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2017
Gold Winner

Name: GongJunting
Country: China

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Brozne Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2017
Brozne Winner

Name: JacquesDunselman
Country: Netherlands

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2016
Gold Winner

Name: LaszloBalaton
Country: Hungary

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Brozne Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2016
Brozne Winner

Name: GartKostermans
Country: Netherlands

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Brozne Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2016
Brozne Winner

Name: ShenMinghua
Country: China

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2016
Silver Winner

Name: JonRiddett
Country: Australia

Year: 2014
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2014
Gold Winner

Name: AndrewBell
Country: Great Britain

Year: 2014
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2014
Silver Winner

Name: Jean-MichelReix
Country: France

Year: 2014
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Brozne Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2014
Brozne Winner

Name: Imran K.Malik
Country: United Arab Emirates

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2015
Gold Winner

Name: SteveGibson
Country: Australia

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2015
Silver Winner

Name: SoohongKim
Country: Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Project Manager of the Year
Level: Brozne Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Project Manager of the Year
2015
Brozne Winner

Name: EndreKovacs
Country: Hungary

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2017

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2017
Gold Winner


Project: Maternal and Child Health Promotion Project
Organisation: Human Development and Community Services (HDCS)

Project Country: Nepal
Country: Nepal

Short text:
The project has filled severe healthcare need of mothers and children in Rukum district and contributed to socio-economic wellbeing of the entire area. It is an integrated healthcare promotion project with multiple stakeholders. It has strengthened delivery of healthcare services at healthcare centers by training medical professionals and equipping centers. It worked with beneficiary and influential groups in communities to mobilize knowledge and resources for the delivery and sustenance of achievements on improved health of mothers and children, mainstreamed adoption of family planning practices, and strengthened referral mechanisms by overcoming traditional beliefs and practices through awareness-raising and health camps.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2017

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2017
Bronze Winner


Project: Rural Village Water Resources Management Project, Phase II
Organisation: FCG International Ltd

Project Country: Nepal
Country: Finland

Short text:
The Rural Village Water Resources Management Project in Nepal is a successful example of
Finnish-Nepali bilateral development cooperation. With a total budget of 26 million Euro, it supported residents of the most remote parts of far west Nepal. We achieved access to water and sanitation, with a particular focus on disadvantaged castes, ethnic minorities and women.
Water is the basis for developing home gardens, irrigation schemes, and micro-hydropower generation.
Systems have been constantly developed – including Project Implementation Guidelines, Water Use Master Plans, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy – giving tools to work in this challenging environment.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2017

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2017
Silver Winner


Organisation: Nazarbayev University

Project Country: Kazakhstan
Country: Kazakhstan

Short text:
The establishment of Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana was proposed by the President of Kazakhstan as a major investment in education for the development of human capital. NU represents an integration of higher education, research, and innovation/production. The government has been financing the project; annually almost all students receive state scholarships. The level of complexity is high; there are 8 schools, several research centers, innovation and medical clusters, 371 academic and 1,212 administrative and research staff, and almost 4,000 student population. The campus is located on almost 100 hectares with teaching, research, and administrative facilities, including accommodation for students and faculty (491,747 sq. meter property)

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2017
Gold Winner

Name: EricVanweydeveld
Country: Australia

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2017
Silver Winner

Name: Sebastiaanvan Hese
Country: Netherlands

Year: 2017
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Bronze Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2017
Bronze Winner


Country: United States of America (USA)

Year: 2017
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2017
Winner

Name: JeffreyPinto
Country: United States of America (USA)

Short description:
Professor Jeffrey K. Pinto, Ph.D. is the Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management Technology in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State University, the Behrend College. He is Director of Penn State’s Master of Project Management program, having developed the degree through partnership with University of Manchester in 2001.
Professor Pinto’s main interest and research activities involve the investigation of human and organizational behavior functions within project management. In addition to his earlier work on project critical success factors, he has investigated challenges to cross-functional cooperation on project teams, applications and interoperability of geographic information systems, leadership styles, project planning and governance errors, and development of virtual work teams and stakeholder trust. Most recently, his work has examined issues of project manager burnout and gender bias in selecting and rewarding project managers. With Professor Nuno Gil, he is currently investigating the effects of polycentric architectures in project planning, using data from megaprojects like High Speed 2 in the UK.

Year: 2016
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2016
Gold Winner

Name: ChristopheBredillet
Country: France

Short description:
Professor Dr. Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD, IPMA Level A, FAPM, is professor of organizational project management at the Management Department, School of Business Administration, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). He is Director of the DBA program and Director of the joint committee for the masters’ in project management programs network, including five universities under the umbrella of Université du Québec. He is Vice-President and Scientific Director of the Société française pour l¹avancement du Management de Projet (SMAP) and adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology’ (QUT) Project Management Academy.
Besides these activities, Professor Bredillet has been continuously involved with IPMA since the beginning of the 90s, as well as with other PM professional bodies, contributing to standards development, certifications & award assessment, research activities, conferences, and the early development stage of IPMA Young Crews. He was Editor-in-Chief of Project Management Journal® between 2004 and 2012, leading the journal to be covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science. In 2012, he received the prestigious Manfred Saynish Foundation for Project Management (MSPM) – Project Management Innovation Award for his contribution to a philosophy of science with respect to complex project management.

Year: 2015
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2015
Winner

Name: Hans Georg Gemünden
Country: Germany

Short description:
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Gemünden has built up project management in research and education in academia in Germany and has for 15 years served as a professor for innovation and technology management at TU Berlin. Earlier in his career he held academic positions in Karlsruhe, Kiel and Saarbrücken. His research in project management includes such areas as success factors of single projects, success factors of highly innovative projects, success factors of multi-team projects, and multi-project management.

In his career in Germany Prof. Gemünden has educated thousands of well-known project managers and he has been the supervisor of many award winning bachelor, master and PhD students. He has supervised 68 PhDs and 32 of those PhD projects were on project management.
He has published numerous papers on project management, many of them received best paper awards. He is the editor of the multi-project management study in Germany, a panel study that has been going on since year 2000. Since 2013 he is the chief editor of PMJ.
Prof. Gemünden now has retired from TU Berlin at the age of 66 years to become a professor of project management at BI in Oslo.

Year: 2014
Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Research Achievement Award
2014
Winner

Name: Roland Gareis
Country: Austria

Short description:
Roland Gareis was professor and head of the PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP at WU University of Economics and Business Vienna until 2013. He also directed the „Professional MBA in Project & Process Management“of the WU Vienna in Austria and in Romania,. He has developed the management method “Management by Projects” and is author of different publications, such as the books “Happy Projects!” and “Processes & Projects”. He was a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He was the chairman of the Austrian Project Management Association (pma) and organized the IPMA world congress on „Management by Projects“. He is the former research director of the IPMA.

Year: 2013
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2013
Winner

Name: Aaron Shenhar
Country: United States of America (USA)

Short description:
The IPMA Research Achievement Award 2013 goes to Dr. Aaron Shenhar, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in project management, innovation, and execution leadership. He is also the holder of five academic degrees in engineering and management, including a PhD from Stanford University. After a career as executive in the defense industry, Dr. Shenhar served as tenured professor, founding new academic programs in several universities, including the project management programs at Stevens and Rutgers University. He is one of the most published and cited authors in project management, and his work has influenced project and technology management research and education throughout the world. He served as consultant to major corporations such as 3M, Intel, NASA, Honeywell, Dow Jones & Co., U.S. Army, and Tata Group. He is co-author of the recent book, Reinventing Project Management, published by Harvard Business School Press. The book was selected among the top five best business books of year, and is the only Harvard-published book in project management. Dr. Shenhar is currently the CEO of The SPLWIN Group, which is dedicated to aligning projects and business.

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2012
Winner

Name: Rodney Turner
Country: Great Britain

Short description:
The IPMA Research Achievement Award 2012 went to Prof. J. Rodney Turner, SKEMA Business School, France, and former president of IPMA for his contributions to the advancement of the Project Management field and further development of the profession. Professor Rodney Turner is well known as the editor of the International Journal of Project Management. His especial achievement in this respect is that he was able to get the journal ranked in the Thompson ISI Index, with a score higher than 1.5. Which shows the journal’s international prominence. By that he contributes to the advancement of Project Management as a research field and to its recognition in academia.

Rodney Turner has a very close relation to IPMA, of which he was president (1999 – 2000) and Chairman (2001 – 2002). In addition in the APM he has held numerous positions by which he has contributed to the further development of project management nationally as well as internationally. He was one of the first academics who moved from the single project perspective into the more strategic perspective of the project-based organisation.

The book Turner, J.R., 2009. The Handbook of Project-Based Management, is now in its 3rd edition, with McGraw-Hill, New York. His current interests include project-oriented leadership, project governance, ethics and trust, the management of projects in small to medium-sized enterprises and the management of complex projects. Rodney is Vice President, Honorary Fellow and former chairman of the UK’s Association of Project Management, and former President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association. Rodney Turner is managing consultant at EuroProjex Ltd and Scientific Adviser to the PhD in Project and Programme Management at SKEMA Business School, in Lille France. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the Kemmy Business School, Limerick and Drexel University Philadelphia, and Visiting Professor at Kingston Business School. .

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2011
Winner

Name: LynnCrawford
Country: Australia

Short description:
Lynn Crawford is Professor of Project Management at Bond University, Australia and a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. She is a Director of Human Systems International Limited which facilitates a global network or member organizations, assisting them in assessing, benchmarking and improving their corporate project management capability.
With a background as architect, project manager, regional planner and policy adviser working with professional firms, developers and Government, Lynn also spent a number of years as Managing Director of a retail, wholesale and manufacturing business. She maintains active involvement in project management practice, education, and research at a global level.
Lynn provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management, focusing on governance. Results of other completed research projects have been published, as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; and Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2010
Winner

Name: RolfLundin
Country: Sweden

Short description:
Rolf A. Lundin is Professor of Business Administration at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. He received his Ph D at the University of Chicago in what is now the Booth School of Business focusing on Management Science. Since then he has been interested in Public Management and general Organization Theory. During the last 20 years or so he has mostly specialized into research on projects and temporary organizations. Currently he is working on TV and TV production through the Media Management and Transformation Centre at the business school in Jönköping.
His work has been published extensively, mostly in terms of research reports and articles but also books. One example of theorizing in the field is a well cited article published in the Scandinavian Journal of Management (for which Lundin once was the founding editor) in 1995: “A Theory of the Temporary Organization” (together with Anders Söderholm). Another publication is a book about projectification and effects: Neo-Industrial Organizing – Action, Knowledge Formation and Renewal in a Project-Intensive Economy, (three coauthors), Routledge, 1999.

Year: 2009
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Achievement Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Achievement Award
2009
Winner

Name: PeterMorris
Country: Great Britain

Short description:
Peter Morris is Professor of Construction and Project Management at University College London (UCL). He is also Executive Director of INDECO, a consultancy in the management of projects.
His research has largely been on the competencies required to develop and deliver projects and programs successfully. His research underpins the structure of the APM Body of Knowledge and he was a principal author of the 1st and 4th editions. He was also a co-author of the original IPMA International Competency Baseline document. He is the leading proponent of ‘the management of projects’ perspective – see The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects (Wiley, 2005); The Management of Projects (Thomas Telford, 1994) and The Anatomy of Major Projects (John Wiley & Sons, 1987).
He is currently a Vice President and was previously Chairman of the Association for Project Management (APM). He was also Deputy Chairman of International Project Management Association (IPMA). He is an (Honorary) Fellow of the

Year: 2017
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2017
Winner

Name: LavagnonIka
Country: Canada

Research project:
IGNORANCE, HIRSCHMAN’S PRINCIPLE OF THE HIDING HAND, PROJECT SUCCESS AND SUCCESS CONDITIONS.

Short description:
Lavagnon Ika is Associate Professor of Project Management (PM). He holds an M.Sc. in PM from UQO and a PhD in Business Administration with specialization in Project Management from the Université du Québec à Montréal, a Montreal-based joint doctoral program with McGill, Concordia, and HEC Universities. Over the past years, he has taught PM at the B.Com and MBA/EMBA levels in both French and English, mainly in Canada but also in Europe, Africa, and the Middle-East. He has led a number of PM workshops in organizational settings and advised a number of project managers and senior business leaders in his consulting work. His clients include different federal government departments. He has supervised a number of PhD students and a dozen M.Sc. students and sat on many MSc and PhD committees around the world.
His research topics include: what makes projects complex; what makes projects successful; why do projects fail and what can be done about it; and what is the role of project strategy, supervision and management in project success/failure. Besides his works on international development projects, Professor Ika has a genuine interest in project settings such as arts and culture, law, education, etc. as well as in strategy and in the foundations of PM Research.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2016

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2016
Gold Winner


Project: Medupi
Organisation: GE Steam Power Systems

Project Country: South Africa
Country: Switzerland

Short text:
Located west of Lephalale, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Medupi is the biggest drycooled power station in the world and the fourth largest coal plant in the southern hemisphere. Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power corporation, who provide over 95% of the country's energy usage and approximately 45% of the electricity used in the whole of Africa, is the Customer and overall developer of the Power Plant. The GE Contract is for the supply, erection and commissioning of the Turbine Generator Island package which is one of the 38 packages contracted by the Employer (Eskom) and coordinated by the Engineer (Parsons Brinckerhoff Power).

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2016

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2016
Silver Winner


Project: Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station, Stage-V
Organisation: NTPC Ltd.

Project Country: India
Country: India

Short text:
As part of the capacity addition strategy of NTPC, Vindhyachal Stage-V was conceived for implementation. This project of 1X500 MW coal based thermal power plants was completed with effective use of resources, dynamic leadership and team work. The project has accomplished its objective of time, cost and quality, ensuring reliable power generation, fulfilling the expectations of all stakeholders. The project has been completed within the CERC Timelines for Brownfield Projects (42 months from Investment Approval) resulting in securing eligibility for excess 0.5% RoE, amounting to over Rs 120 Cr of additional income for NTPC, over the life of project. The completed cost till capitalization cut off date of March 2018 is expected to be `3000 Cr (against approved cost of `3431 Cr). Plant architecture & adoption of new construction methodology in areas of Erection are in line with current trends and improvements in plant design optimizing the resource use.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2016

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2016
Bronze Winner


Project: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Expansion Project
Organisation: China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd.

Project Country: Mauritius
Country: China

Short text:
The expansion project of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located in Mauritius, which is proposed by the Mauritian Government due to the growing demand of tourists. It is expected that the annual amount of passenger arrivals will increase from one million in 2009 to two million by the year of 2013 when the airport delivered. The project was financed by the Export-Import Bank of China and the EPC contract was signed on December 30 2009 between ATOL (Airport Terminal Operation Ltd., the Client) and CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Co. Ltd., the EPC contractor) with contract value of US$ 305 million. The work scope includes terminal building, apron, parking area, cooling station, emergency power station and subsidiary facilities. In view of it excellent performance on quality control, the project was awarded with Luban Prize, which is highest award in China for construction quality. According to ACI (Airport Council International), the operation of project was ranked No.3 of the Best Airport by Region (Africa) in 2013, No.1 in 2014 and No.1 of the Best Improvement by Region (Africa) in 2015.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Commited to Excellence
Year: 2016

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2016
Commited to Excellence


Project: Curtis Island Bechtel's LNG projects (QCLNG/GLNG/APLNG)
Organisation: GE Oil & Gas

Project Country: Australia
Country: Italy

Short text:
Curtis Island project is composed by three different plants designed and constructed by Bechtel in quick succession. Queensland Curtis LNG, Australia Pacific LNG, and Santos GLNG, represent the world’s first LNG facility to be supplied by natural gas sourced from coal seams.
For all the three plants Bechtel selected GE Oil & Gas to design and supply refrigerating compressors for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex on Curtis Island, Queensland (Australia).
The three huge plants produce LNG for use by Australians and for customers in China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia. Commercial operations of QCLNG started by end of December 2014, GLNG on September 2015, and APLNG on December 2015. Yearly expected LNG production is roughly 25 million metric tons.
GE Oil & Gas successfully completed the project after a journey of 5 years meeting customer and worldwide located stakeholders objectives and satisfaction.

Year: 2016
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2016
Winner

Name: Ofer Zwikael
Country: Australia

Research project:
PROJECT BENEFIT MANAGEMENT

Short description:
Dr. Ofer Zwikael from the Australian National University received the IPMA Research Award 2016 for his contribution to knowledge on project benefit management. His research provides frameworks processes, models and tools to enhance the realization of benefits upon project completion. His research has made articular contribution to project management areas such as business case development, project investment decision-making, project governance, stakeholder management and performance measurement. This research supports the realization of strategic project goals, ensures that the project management discipline is meaningful for business and takes project managers up to the executive table. This research positions project managers and the project management discipline at a central and strategic place in organizations.

Year: 2015
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2015
Winner

Name: MartinaHuemann
Country: Austria

Research project:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE PROJECT-ORIENTED ORGANISATION

Short description:
Professor Dr. Martina Huemann received the IPMA Research Award 2015 for her study into Human Resource Management in project-oriented organizations. Her research study offers insight into an approach that is designed to align HR to the needs of projects and the project-oriented organization, in terms of management structure, reward, recruitment and performance systems. In her study she analysis how the modern HR organization stacks up alongside the temporary organization, to identify the HR constraints and needs of the project organization and offer a model of project-oriented HRM. The study is summarized in the book Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization: Towards a Viable System for Project Personnel, published by Gower in 2015.
As a Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, she heads the Project Management Group in the Department Strategy and Innovation and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. Martina Huemann has strong links in the research and practice communities. Since 2014 she is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Project Management.
Between 2005 and 2012 she served on the IPMA Research Management Board. Currently she is a member of the PMI Academic Member Advisory Group. In Austria she is a board member of pma – projekt management Austria, and member of the research board of the German Project Management Association as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of NETLIPSE, an international Network of European Investors in Transportation projects. Outside of academia, Martina Huemann has more than 15 years of consulting and developing experience. She is co-founder and manager of enable2change – a network of independent experts who enable organizations and people to turn strategy into action.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Commited to Excellence
Year: 2016

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2016
Commited to Excellence


Project: Marvdasht Urea & Ammonia
Organisation: Petrochemical Industries Development Management Company (PIDMCo.)

Project Country: Iran
Country: Iran

Short text:
Shiraz petrochemical company has been established in 1965 to produce fertilizers and it was developed by new Ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid, and Ammonium Nitrate plants due to Iran’s growing agricultural needs.
The feasibility study of new development plant was prepared with respect to projects’ useful life, production’s safety and economic parameters and based on potential and de facto advantages like accessible expert human resource, geographical location, available utility, market access as well as access to transit roads and railway. Verifying the feasibility study, Iranian National Petrochemical Company (NPC), assigned its project based subsidiary, Petrochemical Industries Development Company (PIDMCo) to implement the project.
PIDMCo has tendered the project and verified ‘Petrochemical Industries Design and Engineering Company’ (PIDEC) as the contractor.     

Year: 2015
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2015
Gold Winner

Name: JaniceThomas
Country: United States of America (USA)

Research project:
STUDYING PROJECT MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION AS MANAGEMENT INNOVATION

Short description:
Organizations innovate in order to improve their strategic capacity to deliver value. One particularly common management innovation is the effort to improve organizational project management (PM) capabilities. Implementation of PM offices, PM maturity models or a particular PM methodology can all be viewed as a particular type of management innovation. Until now no research has examined project management implementations using this lens.

Prof. Dr. Janice Thomas, Prof. Dr. Svetlana Cicmil and Dr. Stella George are the IPMA Research Award Winners 2014 for their research project entitled “Project Management Implementations as Management Innovation: A Closer Look”. This project was completed between 2010 and 2013 and was partially funded by a PMI Research Grant. To date this study has resulted in one book, one peer reviewed journal article, one book chapter, 3 peer reviewed conference papers and numerous practitioner presentations. The book is available from the PMI website.

This research examined project management implementation journeys undertaken by 48 organizations in 12 countries around the world over a 30-year period. Ten of these innovation journeys were selected for intensive review and analysis. The focus was on the processes involved in implementing project management as a particular case of management innovation. Findings describe how such innovations evolve to produce value. Practitioners will find useful practical implications and heuristics containing critical success factors for innovation management.

The study identifies practical implications for organizations engaged in innovation processes and provides guidance for organizations, managers and project managers on how to effectively implement strategic PM change initiatives to improve the implementation process, value realized and sustainability of organizational project management.

Year: 2013
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2013
Winner

Name: Hans Georg Gemünden Alexander Kock
Country: Germany

Research project:
MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX PROJECT LANDSCAPES

Short description:
Prof. Dr Hans Georg Gemünden & Prof. Dr Alexander Kock, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, were the IPMA Research Award Winners 2013 for their research program “Management of Complex Project Landscapes”.
Project management research usually concentrates on the single project or the whole project-oriented organization. There is little research about the management on the meso-level between project and organization: the project portfolio. The objectives of this research program were the following:
1. Define success of project portfolios and identify critical activities of the PPM system consisting of actors, strategy, structures, processes, methods and culture.
2. Identify by large-scale empirical studies how PPM is practiced and which practices drive success.
3. Identify contingency factors that influence the strength and direction of success factors.
The intention was to gain quantitative empirical evidence for success factors of PPM that go beyond single success stories and are validated longitudinally. In total, data was collected in three waves (2007, 2009, 2011) analyzing a total of over 600 project portfolios with two informants each (i.e. 1200 informants). The research intended to both contribute to the theory of project portfolio management practice and to give evidence-based recommendations for practitioners to improve their PPM. Good practice comprises four elements: (1) strategic clarity broken down to the portfolio level, (2) operational clarity about project requirements, available competences and capacities, their fit and portfolio risks, (3) responsiveness to external and internal changes, (4) proactiveness towards the customer, the market, and the technology regarding trends and future opportunities (i.e., influencing the inflow to project portfolios from customers and ideation).

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2012
Winner

Name: MONIQUE AUBRYBRIAN HOBBS AND RALF MÜLLER
Country: Canada

Research project:
THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Short description:
Prof. Monique Aubry, Prof. Brian Hobbs, both University of Montreal, Canada and Prof. Ralf Müller, BI, Norway, are the IPMA Research Award Winners 2012 for their research program “The Project Management Office and its Contribution to Organisational Performance”. Understanding a complex and dynamic organisational phenomenon like Project Management Offices (PMO) takes time and needs researchers to tackle the research with cleverness. This research program was conducted between 2003 and 2011. Its focus was on Organisational Project Management in general and on Project Management Offices (PMO) specifically. PMOs are a good place to observe formalisation in managing multiple projects within an organisation.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2011
Winner

Name: JONAS SÖDERLUND KARIN BREDIN

Research project:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PROJECT-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Short description:
The research program was conducted 2003-2011, and it has addressed key aspects of HRM in project-based organizations. The aim of the program was to add to the growing body of research into project-based organizing and project management by focusing on the relatively unexplored area of human resource management (HRM) in this particular organizational context. More specifically, the research aimed at

1. Exploring the challenges and changes for HRM in project-based organizations
2. Developing analytical tools and concepts that enhance the opportunities for studying HRM at the operational level in project-based work settings.
3. Developing the understanding of contextual and configurational aspects of the organization of HRM, as well as the collective and complementary aspects of its roles and practices.
4. Developing an enhanced understanding of the specific requirements for HRM capabilities in project-based organizations.
5. Developing a better understanding for the conditions of project-based work and different types of project-based work.

This research has been presented at the leading academic conferences in management, HRM and project management. As for journal publications, the papers have appeared in the leading journals within HRM, the top-ranked project management journals and a few selected journals in innovation. Themajor findings are summarized in a recently published book by Palgrave Macmillan, entitled “Human Resource Management in Project-based Organizations: The HR Quadriad Framework”.

The research has been guided by a qualitative, multiple-case study approach. In total, ten firms have participated in the research program, and the focus has been on their most project-intensive parts, such as R&D and engineering-intensive units. In later phases of our research we have relied on in-depth case studies of individual firms and interviews with project workers. As part of that study we have also made use of diary methods to collect first-hand information ab

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2010
Winner

Name: MAGNUS GUSTAFSSON TOMAS ARHIPPAINEN, THOMAS WESTERHOLM
Country: Finland

Research project:
THE ROLE OF TRUST IN PROJECT BUSINESS

Short description:
Dr. Magnus Gustafsson is Partner and Research Manager at PBI Research Institute and Adjunct Professor at Åbo Akademi University. Together with Tomas Arhippainen (left) and Thomas Westerholm (right) he has developed a method for managing trust in business relations over the entire project lifecycle.

A method for managing trust was developed in 2003 based on Magnus Gustafsson’s doctor’s thesis as a tool for managing business relationships. The method was registered as CROL® (Corporate Relationship On-Line). The method has been implemented globally in a number of companies in international project business. Sales and project managers use the method for monitoring the state of the customer relationships they were responsible for. The method has benefited both the companies and the profession. The method hones the project manager’s skill at managing the customer relationship and helps identify possible risks for losing the customer’s trust. Managing trust in the business relationship has a positive impact on sales margins, sales volumes and margin improvement during the project delivery and lifecycle. The results of the joint research effort and their financial impact were presented by Ole Johansson, CEO of Wärtsilä, in the opening keynote at the IPMA World Congress in Helsinki in 2009.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2010
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: XUE YAN RODNEY TURNER & FRANK ANBARI
Country: China

Research project:
REALIZING MAXIMUM RESULTS FOR KEY PROJECTS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN CHINA

Short description:
The aim was to determine how the public and government in China get the best results from key infrastructure projects by increasing results orientation. The objectives were to determine whether:
1. China can realize the maximum benefit from key projects in the public sector by increasing results orientation and performance
2. a clear definition of the project organization, with the assignment of responsibility to project sponsors and owners, can improve the benefits from key projects

We developed a results-based monitoring and evaluation system to radically improve the performance of all projects, including key infrastructure projects. The research focused on three levels of results: the project output, outcome and impact. The output is the new asset the project delivers, the outcome new competencies which the operation of that asset gives, and the impact the performance improvement that results. At all stages of the project from feasibility to operation, a focus is maintained on the achievement of all three levels of results. A governance structure is created where people take clear responsibility for the delivery of all three levels of results, to ensure not just that the work of the project is completed, but the new asset works to produce the desired competencies, and the required performance improvement is achieved.

The results of the research have already been used by the Chinese government to improve the performance of key infrastructure projects, and to create governance structures to facilitate that. The focus on results on a road project in Hebei province meant that not just the new highway was built, but key link roads were also built to link factories to the new road to ensure that the desired economic development was achieved.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2010
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: MARCEL HERTOGH EDDY WESTERVELD
Country: Netherlands

Research project:
PLAYING WITH COMPLEXITY – MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

Short description:
Marcel Hertogh is working as a director at the consultancy firm AT Osborne, Eddy Westerveld holds a senior consultant position at AT Osborne.Marcel Hertogh and Eddy Westerveld were awarded an IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution 2010 for their research on “The Management of complexity in large infrastructure projects”. The objective of the research was to investigate the complexity experienced during large infrastructure projects and improving the management of this complexity. The research studies complexity and its management based on 6 European cases. The complexity is described by using two perspective. One uses six themes of complexity as identified by practitioners: technical, social, financial, legal, organisational and time complexity.

The second perspective uses a distinction in “detail” and “dynamic” complexity. Especially the dynamic complexity causes challenges for managers since it leads to the notion that project managers cannot control their project to full extent and have to take decisions in a situation of limited understanding and predictability. Based on the distinction in detail and dynamic complexity a management framework for complexity was developed. In this framework the authors highlight four approaches: the internal and content focused approach, systems management, interactive management and dynamic management. Dynamic management offers the best results in the management of complexity but is seldom applied in practice. In addition to outlining the four approaches, the authors define 5-X factors for the successful management of complexity. The research was a combined PhD study performed for the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Year: 2009
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2009
Gold Winner

Name: Anbang Qi
Country: China

Short description:
Prof. Dr. Anbang Qi is a full professor of Business School of Nankai University( PR. China)

Prof. Qi and his team’s reserch focus on project integrated management methodology for project integrated planning and project overall change control. They start to do this research from 2000 for solving some issues in the Earned Value Management Method. Then they find that project managers need more methods for project integrated management than the EVM as the EVM can only used for two project factors integrated management (even it has some assumption about project scope and quality). And then they have done a lot of research work on this and excogitate the project integrated management methods for three, four, five, six, seven and eight (or all) project factors (quality, scope, time, cost, human resource, communication, procurement and risk) integrated management for different project management integration and different number of project factors configuration and all these
forms the project integrated management methodology.

Year: 2008
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2008
Winner

Name: MarioVanhoucke
Country: Belgium

Short description:
Prof. Dr. Mario Vanhoucke is a full professor at Ghent University and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium).

His research study critically analyzes and evaluates various
Earned Value Management (EVM) based performance measurement and schedule risk analysis methods on a large set of projects. The aim of this experiment is threefold. First, the study searches for static and dynamic drivers of duration forecast accuracy in order to be able to select the most reliable method for a specific project. Second, the study embeds these project tracking methods in a corrective action decision-making framework in order to improve project performance. Finally, the research provides guidelines based on extensive computational experiments on how to set up a project tracking approach which will likely lead to the most reliable results during project execution. The research has led to the development of a new software tool ProTrack (www.protrack.be) that integrates dynamic baseline scheduling with schedule risk analysis and project tracking and control. Download research description (pdf).

Year: 2008
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2008
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Young Hoon Kwak,Frank T. Anbari
Country: Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Short description:
Young Hoon Kwak, Frank T. Anbari, and their team at The George Washington University’s School of Business are honoured for their research on the Impact on Project Management of Allied Disciplines.

The goal of this research, which was partially funded by a grant from the Project Management Institute, was to identify the impact on project management of allied management disciplines and explore innovative project management theories, new trends, and challenges. The research explored the full range of technical and organizational dynamics of project management, contributing new insights to project management theory and practice. This will help achieve organizational and strategic goals of the project management community.

Year: 2008
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2008
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: OferZwikael
Country: Australia

Short description:
Dr Ofer Zwikael is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University.

This research has ranked the impact of various project management processes on project success and identifies Critical Success Processes that project success is most vulnerable to. As a result of this research, managers can better invest their limited time and resources in the most effective project management processes to improve project success. Data has been collected in the past seven years in organisations from five continents. The research has identified unique Critical Success Processes for different project scenarios, for example, industries, cultures and level of project risk.

Year: 2007
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2007
Winner

Name: ManfredSaynisch
Country: Germany

Research project:
Beyond Frontiers of Traditional Project Management

Short description:
Manfred Saynisch and his research team are awarded for the international, interdisciplinary research project: “Project Management 2nd” which is part of the long term research programme “Beyond Frontiers of Traditional Project Management”.

The researchers directed by Manfred Saynisch have analysed and evaluated new perception in modern natural and social sciences (e.g. evolutionary and chaos theory, self-organization, synergetic, non-traditional logic, brain-research, social systems theory, constructivist epistemology, theory of complex systems, etc.) to develop new insights, concepts and some initial recommendations for new perspectives in Project Management.

Year: 2007
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2007
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: RolandGareis
Country: Austria

Short description:
Roland Gareis and the team of project orientation [international] are honoured for the international research programme project orientation [international] organized by the Projektmanagement Group, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.

The objectives of this programme were the analysis and benchmarking of about 250 project-oriented companies and of about 10 project-oriented nations by using the models “project-oriented company mature” and “project-oriented society mature”. The results from the analyses are the basis for strategies to further develop the project-oriented companies and project-oriented nations. Cooperating project-oriented nations were Austria, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and South Africa.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Incheon Bridge Project
Organisation: Incheon Bridge Company,

Project Country: Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Country: Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Short text:
Private investment project of Incheon Bridge was carried out as the business of expanding the traffic network for multiple purpose that combines Northeast Asia-centered promotion strategy of Korean government and regional development strategy of Incheon Metropolitan City not based on local project but national one. Incheon Bridge made a number of unprecedented records as the world-level construction whose business volume exceeded 2,000,000,000 Euro. The period that was spent to construct Incheon Bridge of full length 21.384km by investing 230,000 man-days and 40,000 heavy equipment beginning the construction in June, 2005 is 52 months exactly.
Despite all sectors were so poor such as technology, environment and financing, it was the results that defined the reasonableness till the actual project got realized through the detailed plan of representative director of Incheon Bridge Co., Ltd., Soohong Kim who is the main agent of construction and operation as the first proposer of Incheon Bridge project. Project of Incheon Bridge has been proceeding with growth, derivation and expansion with the
related fields continuously after completion of construction work. That is, it proposes that the project can secure not only new profit and sustainable future profit as one-time project but accomplish the creative profit creation, efficiency maximization through the convergence with other field and realize the dream of mankind as area of project management spreads to all fields. As Incheon Bridge project was planned under the phenomenological recognition that the nation and citizen are the clients right from the start, the difference from general PM type was unavoidable regarding continuity and sustainability of the project.
Incheon Bridge project is helpful for the citizen and contributing to national development with the sustainability as of now when it is under the operation. Therefore, Incheon Bridge is still the on-going project.

Year: 2007
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Research Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Research Award
2007
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Constanta Bodea
Country: Romania

Short description:
and the SinPers team are honoured for the Romanian research project “Innovative System for Personalized and User-centered Learning with Application to Project Management (SinPers)” developed by the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest), the Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest and the Project Management Association from Romania.

The project brings new conceptual approaches and technical solutions for three basic elements: the teaching-learning process modelling (e.g. learning and support activities flow, delivery conditions, methods, properties, environments), the learner modelling (e.g. cognitive state, learning style, accessibility) and the learning content modelling (e.g. domain ontology, learning object, metadata).

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Program of Sberbank Core Banking System and IT architecture transformation
Organisation: Sberbank of Russia

Project Country: Russian Federation
Country: Russian Federation

Short text:
Programm of Sberbank Core Banking System and IT architecture transformation (hereinafter – Program) is a strategic program of Sberbank.
The implementation of the Program has allowed to achieve the most important goals of the Bank by reducing time-to-market banking products release, and IT costs reduction.
In the process of implementation of the Program were established qualitatively new conditions for further consolidation and unification of key operational and business functions of Sberbank.
The objectives of the Program was carried out through analysis and selection of optimal set of key banking processes maintenance systems and transformation of the Bank's it infrastructure by centralizing databases and unification of system functionality.

Year: 2017
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2017
Winner

Name: MaudeBrunet
Country: Canada

Research project:
The Governance of Major Public Infrastructure Projects

Short description:
Maude Brunet was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2017 for her doctoral research “The Governance of Major Public Infrastructure Projects”. The governance of major infrastructure projects is a subject of importance in project management, as it has been studied for many decades. Yet, many of those projects still have poor performance records. At the theoretical level, project governance has been studied mostly from rational, economic perspectives. Yet, a missing link was to study how actors translate and apply governance frameworks in practice. The aim of the research was to investigate how a governance framework for major public infrastructure projects is translated into practice.

The research strategy was a multiple-case study within the Quebec government. Four major infrastructure projects in the front-end phase have been studied, which had to comply with the Quebec governance framework for public infrastructure projects. Using a set of approaches including non-participant observation during project meetings, semi-structured interviews and a documentation analysis, the main analysis strategy consisted of using grounded theory.

The results of her doctoral thesis are structured around three articles. The first article, published in the International Journal of Project Management, is conceptual and investigates the relevance of a governance framework for major public projects using phronetic and abductive theory building. The second article, forthcoming in the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, investigates the process of translation of an institutionalized governance framework to its implementation in practice, based on a case study of one public infrastructure project in the health sector in Quebec, Canada. The third article advances a conceptualization for governance-as-practice based on current developing streams of process and practice studies, including strategy-as-practice and project-as-practice.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Nanjing Public Health Medical Center
Organisation: Nanjing Urban Construction Project Management & Development Co.,Ltd,

Short text:
The gross floor area of Nanjing Public Health Medical Centre is 108.8 thousands square meters within 900 bed spaces. It is a modernized large public medical center famous for its comprehensiveness, professional treatment, strong precaution and the response of emergencies. This project combines comprehensive medical treatment, lung and esophagus diseases, contact the non-contact diseases and explosive diseases together, and to auxiliary polyclinic. It laid a foundation in August 2013 and will be delivered in Jun 30, 2015. This project contains 48 interested parties including designers, construction sides, supervisors and suppliers.

Year: 2016
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2016
Winner

Name: MaximMiterev
Country: Russian Federation

Research project:
Exploring program management competences for various program types

Short description:
Maxim Miterev was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2016 for his research“Exploring program management competences for various program types”. The aim of the research was to empirically explore how various program management competences are associated with successful program management. The research results have been published in the International Journal of Project Management.

The study challenges the implicit ‘one-size-fits-all’ assumption that dominates mainstream program management competence literature. Findings from case studies of ten programs executed in a large pharmaceutical company suggest that different programs require managers to utilize different competences. In addition, the findings highlight program content as a significant contingency variable for understanding program management dynamics. Overall, the study contributes to the emerging contingency stream within program management literature.

To synthesize the findings, the study puts forward the 3C model that connects three distinct competence profiles (i.e. Coordinator, Commander, and Convincer) to three program types of a popular program typology. The resulting conceptual framework details specific management competences for each profile and could be applied to appointment decisions, staff assessments and organizational development.

The research was a part of a PhD program. Maxim is a double-degree PhD Candidate in the Department of Industrial Economics and Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). The PhD project is a part of the EMJD Programme European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) funded by the European Commission, Erasmus Mundus Action 1.

Year: 2015
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2015
Winner

Name: Anna Hulda
Country: Iceland

Research project:
A system dynamic approach to quality management in the construction industry

Short description:
Anna Hulda Olafsdottir was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher award 2015 for her research “A system dynamic approach to quality management in the construction industry”.
In the research system dynamics are applied to evaluate aspects of a quality management in the construction industry. The main research questions covered are the following: 1) What variables are necessary to form a dynamic model of quality management in the construction industry? 2) How can the concept of an active quality management system be defined in relation to the construction industry? 3) What is the value of stakeholder GMB approach to form a causal loop diagrams in a messy non-corporative problem? 4) Can a system dynamic model be used to assist policy making for capital investments in a quality management system?
Results were reached with a three layered study, i.e. with a quantitative background study in the Icelandic construction industry, with a stakeholder group model building sessions with highly influential stakeholders and with a case study of a construction project in Iceland. The core model was created in the second layer, in the GMB sessions. It was then adapted and illustrated with a case study of a construction work in Iceland. The model was used to assess the benefits of processes related to the quality management system.
The research was funded by the Research center for Engineering Management Science at the Engineering Research Institution, a research unit within the School of Engineering and Natural Science at the University of Iceland.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2015
Silver Winner


Project: Manjung 4
Organisation: Alstom Thermal Power Steam Plants

Project Country: Malaysia
Country: Switzerland

Short text:
The Manjung 4 power station in Malaysia owned by TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of TNB) is the first ultra-supercritical power plant in Southeast Asia. Completed in March 2015 the 1000 MW coal fired station was constructed under a turnkey contract by a consortium led by Alstom, in partnership with CMC. Manjung 4 provides additional capacity to meet the increasing demand in one of the world’s fastest growing economies, producing enough electricity to supply power to nearly 2 million Malaysian households. Alstom’s scope in the contract includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1,000 MW steam turbine, a generator, supercritical boiler and auxiliaries as well as ALSPA Series 6 distributed control system and advanced environmental control systems to cut emissions. The unit provides TNB customers with clean, reliable and economical electricity. From the submission of bids in December 2010 to acceptance and signing in March 2011, the speed of contact award was proof of TNB’s trust and regard for Alstom power. This project demonstrates Alstom’s ability to complete a challenging project in full compliance with the contract.

Year: 2014
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2014
Gold Winner

Name: Ning Yan
Country: Singapore

Research project:
Drawing upon the Relational Contracts theory and the theory of Network Embeddedness

Short description:
Dr. Ning Yan was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2014 for his research “Boosting public construction project outcomes through relational transactions.” Drawing upon the Relational Contracts theory and the theory of Network Embeddedness, this research aimed to investigate whether the relational transactions lead to better performance in public construction projects. A two-pronged research design (i.e., questionnaire-survey and interviews) was applied.

The results found that public projects do benefit from relational transactions. The results also showed that relational transactions give rise to better relationships; good relationships further contribute to project outcomes. This research contributes to the knowledge by integrating Relational Contracts Theory and Network Embeddedness Theory into a new framework and testing it empirically. The newly created model explains associations between relational transactions, project outcomes and relationship quality in public projects. The findings could inform project management professionals that besides formal controls, relational transactions may also be a possible strategy to improve public project outcomes.

The research was a part of his Ph.D. study undertaken at the National University of Singapore. The research was funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Academic Research Fund Tier 2 funding.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2015
Silver Winner


Project: Tabiat Bridge
Organisation: Shahid Rajaee Professional Group

Project Country: Iran
Country: Iran

Short text:
Overall scope of the project is foundation work, fabrication, shipment and installation of steel structure, concrete pavement, handrail installation and mechanical and electrical works. The Tabiat Bridge is located over the Moddares highway and between Water & Fire (Ab-o Atash) Park and Taleghani Park in Abbas Abad lands. It is the largest non-vehicle bridge in Iran. The bridge is constructed in three levels. The Tabiat bridge is weighted about 2000 tons and consists of about 14000 parts in which no two parts are exactly the same. The structure is made of ST52-3N steel. Total length of the bridge is about 270 m. Minimum and maximum width of the bridge is 10 and 60 m respectively. Maximum height of the bridge is about 34 m. The material of the bridge is carefully selected to stand up to severe weather and wide changes in temperatures. The bridge area is about 7000 m2.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2015
Bronze Winner


Project: Cessão Onerosa
Organisation: GE Oil&Gas

Project Country: Brazil
Country: Italy

Short text:
Petrobras Cessão Onerosa represents GE Oil&Gas first mega project delivered in the in the Brazilian Pre-Salt Area and one of the most complex and innovative challenge in GE portfolio ever. GE technology will generate primary energy for #4 FPSOs (P74÷P77) using #16 turbogenerators, moving gas through pipelines using #32 motor compressors and finally reinjecting CO2 to the production wells by #8 turbocompressors. Such #56 turbomachines assembly, test and final delivery to Petrobras were required to be performed in Brazil, in a new yard to be designed and constructed specifically for this project. The new infrastructure required also to transfer people, expertise and invest in the local development growth. A specific organizational model was developed to manage two operations
running in parallel in Italy and Brazil. Cessão Onerosa significantly contributed to increase GE Oil&Gas expertise in delivering innovative and large scale projects, expanding our operations in Brazil, developing local talents, boosting
employment.

Year: 2013
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2013
Winner

Name: Muhammad Ehsan Khan
Country: United Arab Emirates

Research project:
Relationship between Project Attributes, Project Performance and Project Governance Dimensions – A Project Governor Perspective

Short description:
Dr. Muhammad Ehsan Khan PgMP, PMP is a pracademic and consultant. Ehsan was selected as the ValedictorianMajor de Promotion at the graduation event of PhD in Strategy, Programme and Project Management at SKEMA Business School, France. He is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2013 for his research on “Relationship between Project Attributes, Project Performance and Project Governance Dimensions – A Project Governor Perspective”.

The results of his research study show that certain project attributes, i.e. project strategic value and project uncertainty, have an influence on project governance dimensions. These attributes should be considered while designing the governance frameworks. As the project attributes change during the course of the project, the project governance framework should be re-evaluated and revised if it is not aligned with the project attributes. Along with this the overall project performance and its underlying dimensions, i.e. meeting constraints and stakeholder expectations, meeting design goals and expectations, and adherence to process, have an influence on project governance dimensions. As the project performance changes during the course of the project, the project governance framework should be re-evaluated and revised. This will ensure that an economical, effective and efficient governance framework is in place during the course of the project, which will result in improved project results.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Mega sized-project
Level: Striving to Excellence
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Mega sized-project
2015
Striving to Excellence


Project: Mexico Ciudad Segura,
Organisation: Thales Communication & Security SAS

Project Country: Mexico
Country: France

Short text:
In 2009, facing a strong insecurity situation, the City of Mexico contracted Thales for one of the largest urban security project in the world.
The objective was to design, deploy and support a system of video surveillance and event management. In case of an emergency event, the system displays the situation (8000 cameras), correlates the emergency calls (> 60,000 per day) and supervises the operation of several agencies (Police, Civil Protection and Fire brigades).
The project has a strong international dimension with stakeholders based in Mexico, France, Singapore in addition to a network of subcontractors in Europe, Asia and USA.
Delivered in June 2014, the system allowed to decrease the crime rate in Mexico City by more than 30% over 4 years and to divide by 4 the intervention leadtime of the police forces.
The customer renewed his trust in Thales in 2014 by contracting an extension of 7000 cameras.

Year: 2013
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2013
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Solvita Berzisa
Country: Latvia

Research project:
Application of Knowledge and Best Practices in Configuration of Project Management Information System

Short description:
Dr. Solvita Berzisa is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution by a Young Researcher 2013 for her research on “Application of Knowledge and Best Practices in Configuration of Project Management Information System”. The objective of her research was to automate configuration of PMIS (Project Management Information Systems) according to the specific project management requirements. These requirements depend upon given project management circumstances and methodologies used in project planning and execution. The automated configuration approach developed includes: the standardized definition of the PMIS configuration requirements; application of the best practices and project management knowledge during identification of the appropriate PMIS configuration; and automated setup of project management software.

The PMIS configuration result is a project management system adapted to the needs of the particular project and project team. That improves PMIS usability, data quality, process execution efficiency and PMIS acceptance among the stakeholders. These characteristics significantly contribute to efficient project planning and control and decision-making, and successful project completion. The research findings were validated using empirical project management data from Latvian software development companies.

The research was a part of her PhD thesis elaborated at the Department of Management Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Latvia. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Riga Technical University and also works as an IT project manager at the software development company Exigen Services Latvia.

Year: 2013
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2013
Winner

Name: Srivannaboon Sabin
Country: Thailand

Research project:
Linking Project Management to Business Strategy

Short description:
Dr. Srivannaboon Sabin, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2013 for his research on “Linking Project Management to Business Strategy”.

His research findings and contributions focus on the alignment between project management and business strategy, an area in which little is known and new perspectives are needed. This research project has resulted in a series of publications whose purpose is to help organizations better understand how to effectively and efficiently manage projects to achieve overall business strategies. It addresses the strategic aspect of projects by focusing on how to ensure the quality of such alignment throughout the project life cycle, including the adaptation of appropriate project management styles to different types of business strategy and the continuous process of the alignment/ re-alignment, in order to deliver overall values based on the organization’s competitive advantages and the rapidly changing market environments.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Winner

Name: Neil Turner
Country: Great Britain

Research project:
The management of ambidexterity – an intellectual capital perspective

Short description:
Dr. Neil Turner, Cranfield University, UK, is awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2012 for his research in “The management of ambidexterity – an intellectual capital perspective “. His work addressed a managerial problem (how to manage knowledge and learning), and a theoretical one (how to conceptualize ambidexterity-in-action). For practitioners, its objective was greater understanding of an increasingly ‘hot topic’. For theory, it joins an existing conversation taking place in the organisational studies and management learning literatures.

The first stage involved interviewing project managers in a large IT-services company to identify how they used their skills and knowledge (operationalized in terms of intellectual capital elements). The second stage used 8 case studies in different business units of the company to investigate the practices by which managers in projects support the orchestration of ambidexterity. The findings showed multiple, complicated, forms of knowledge interaction at the individual, group and process level. Additionally, the cases showed different configurations of ambidextrous operation, and key managerial practices that enable ambidexterity at the project level.

Category: 1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Sub category: Big sized-project
Level: Striving to Excellence
Year: 2015

1: IPMA International Project Excellence Awards
Big sized-project
2015
Striving to Excellence


Project: Persian Gulf Martyrs Lake
Organisation: Engineering and Development Organization of the City of Tehran

Project Country: Iran
Country: Iran

Short text:
Persian Gulf Martyrs Lake is the biggest artificial lake in the Middle East which is located in the north west of Tehran. The lake as a recreational center and tourism zone has contributed to the economical development and also refreshing air of the region. Concurrent engineering and construction and applying more than 30 engineering disciplines indicated unique aspects of the project. Main parts of the project includes Kan diversion dam, water conveyance system, reservoir and earthfill dam. Kan diversion dam is a concrete structure to raise water level of the Kan river and also to divert the river to the lake. Dam reservoir area is about 132 hectares with the capacity of 6.9 mcm and around 5 kilometres surrounding area. Regarding water resource optimization management of Tehran and in order to avoid water leakage and speed up construction activities, the
bed of the lake sealed by geomembrane.

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2012
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Barbara Natalie Unger
Country: Germany

Research project:
Towards a theory of project portfolio governance: Three key elements of project portfolio steering

Short description:
Dr. Barbara Natalie Unger was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution by a Young Researcher 2012 for her research on “Towards a theory of project portfolio governance: Three key elements of project portfolio steering”. The aim of her research was to investigate steering mechanisms for project portfolios and to contribute towards a theory of project portfolio governance. Despite the acknowledged importance of standard processes, procedures and actors in managing project portfolios, the steering/process-perspective had been neglected in previous governance-related research.

In her research she focused on three key steering elements: (1) senior management involvement, (2) strategic project management offices and (3) process formalization. This research was part of Barbara’s PhD at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Her doctoral studies were partial funded by a Doctoral Research Grant of Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF).

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2012
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: LavagnonIka
Country: Canada

Research project:
Project Success Factors and Dimensions in The International Development Field: The Perspectives of World Bank Project Supervisors and Managers

Short description:
Prof. Lavagnon Ika, PhD, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, Canada, is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2012 for his research on “Project Success Factors and Dimensions in The International Development Field: The Perspectives of World Bank Project Supervisors and Managers”.

The research proffers that project practitioners in any industrial sector have a lot to learn from other sectors, and that they may take advantage of the power of benchmarking for success. It also lays the foundation for a reciprocal contribution between the fields of Project Management and International Development.

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2012
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: RobertMuir
Country: United States of America (USA)

Research project:
The Highway Project Performance (HPP) Study

Short description:
Prof. Robert Muir, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researchers 2012 for his research on “The Highway Project Performance (HPP) Study” examined empirical data collected from 65 projects completed by 10 public highway agencies across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

The research process and findings provide the motivation for fundamental change within highway agencies to reduce the risk of duration escalation and present the necessary tools with which to implement a formalized risk management program. It also illustrates the importance of trust and communication as enablers of positive project performance.

Year: 2012
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2012
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Karelde Bakker
Country: Netherlands

Research project:
Dialogue on Risk – Effects of Project Risk Management on Project Success

Short description:
Dr. Karel de Bakker, PBLQ Het Expertise Centrum, The Hague, The Netherlands, is awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2012 for his research on “Dialogue on Risk – Effects of Project Risk Management on Project Success”

Does project risk management contribute to project success; more specifically to success in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation projects? The answer is provided in the PhD thesis “Dialogue on Risk – Effects of Project Risk Management on Project Success” by conducting a combination of literature investigation, case studies and an experiment.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Winner

Name: Mehmood Alam
Country: Great Britain

Research project:
Benefit Metrics of Project Management Professional Development

Short description:
Dr Mehmood Alam was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2011
for his research in “Benefit Metrics of Project Management Professional Development”. The aim of this research project was to assess the value of professional development programmes to the effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of recipient organisations. Being typical of an MSc provision in the UK, the research empirically examined the effectiveness of the case study modular distance learning programme: The Project Management Professional Development Programme (PMPDP). It is an academic-industrial collaboration between The University of Manchester and Rolls-Royce, AMEC, Goodrich and EDS with some guest organisations also. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative research instruments, five interrelated research studies were undertaken; each investigating different elements of the case study programme (PMPDP) in light of the Phillips (2003) Return on Investment (ROI) model. The research project was part of his PhD. Today, Mehmood is a Project Manager at AMEC United Kingdom and also a Research Fellow at The University of Manchester.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Kirsi Aaltonen
Country: Finland

Research project:
Stakeholder management in international projects

Short description:
Kirsi Aaltonen was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution
2011 for her research on “Stakeholder management in international projects”. The objective of the research was to explore external project stakeholder behavior and a focal project’s stakeholder management activities in the context of multi-firm international projects that are implemented in challenging institutional environments. Despite the acknowledged importance of stakeholder management, project research
still lacks both theoretical knowledge and empirical evidence concerning various project stakeholder related phenomena. The research was part of Kirsi Aaltonen’s PhD undertaken at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University School of Science, Finland. Today, Kirsi holds a position as senior lecturer and researcher in Project Business Research Group at Aalto University, Finland.

The research on “Stakeholder management in international projects”. analyzed how external stakeholders try to influence the project and how a focal project may try to manage these influences in diverse international project cases. As a result of the research different stakeholder influence strategies that external stakeholders may use to increase their salience were identified and described. Furthermore, propositions concerning external stakeholders’ potential to take action and influence the project management’s decision making during the different phases of the project lifecycle were developed. The research also identified and analyzed in-depth different stakeholder analysis practices and response strategies that focal projects may employ with respect to external stakeholder influences. Finally, the results illustrate how a focal project’s local stakeholder relationships are associated with the emergence and management of unexpected events.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Gold Winner

Name: Rene Bakker
Country: Netherlands

Research project:
Time and Learning in inter-organizational projects

Short description:
Rene Bakker was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution
by a Young Researcher 2011 for his research on Time and Learning in
inter-organizational projects. The overarching theme behind the 3,5 year research project was to contribute to the ongoing development of project management (PM) as a scholarly discipline by linking PM to the field of organization science. Within this broad theme, the specific objectives were to:
1) Bolster the theoretical base of project management by building on theories in organization science with a particular emphasis on how organizations learn and develop through projects over time;
2) Disseminate the findings from the research in both specialist project management journals and mainstream organization science journals, and both project management conferences and mainstream management conferences;
3) Undertake a large scale multi-method study of project-based learning that established linkages between PM and the more mature field of organization science and general management.

Research Question, Approach and Findings of Study research on “Time and Learning in inter-organizational projects”. The main question that drove the focal research project was: how do organizations learn and evolve through projects? And to what extent do these processes differ between different kinds of project contexts? Using a multi-method approach, we first analyzed an original sample of 1,500 small and medium size enterprises with a latent class clustering analysis to empirically develop a taxonomy of different types of inter-firm projects. Second, by means of in-depth comparative case study of actual projects in each of the configurations, we studied and compared the specific learning mechanisms that emerged in each type.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Jingting Shao
Country: China

Research project:
Impact of program managers’ leadership competences on program success and its moderation through program context.

Short description:
Jingting Shao was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution
of a Young Researchers 2011 for her research impact of program managers’ leadership competences on program success and its moderation through program context. The aim of the research is to investigate the relationship between the program managers’ leadership competences and program success and how program context influences the relationship. The research was part of her PhD, which she earned at Northwestern Polytechnical University (China) in Management Science and Engineering and SKEMA Business School (Lille, France) in Strategy, Programme and Project Management. She previously earned her master degree at Northwestern Polytechnical University.

To achieve the research aim, the measurement constructs of program context and program success had to be developed first. So the achievements of the research mainly lie in two parts: a) operationalization of program context and program success; b) testing the relationship between the three variables: leadership competences, program context and program success. She found that the program managers’ leadership competences, in terms of their intelligence competence (IQ), managerial competence (MQ) and emotional competence (EQ), are positively correlated with program success, and program context positively moderates the relationships between IQ/MQ and program success, but not EQ and program success, which implies that EQ is a pre-requisite for the role of program managers. Based on these results, she developed a leadership competence based theory of program success, which enriches the project management success school and leadership competency theory.

Year: 2011
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2011
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Daniel Jonas
Country: Germany

Research project:
Project Portfolio Management – Management Involvement and Performance of Multiple-Project Organizations

Short description:
was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution
of a Young Researcher 2011 for his research “Project Portfolio Management – Management Involvement and Performance of Multiple-Project Organizations”. The objective of his research project was to explore the performance impact of the interplay between the different managerial roles involved in the portfolio management process on portfolio success. The overall thread through the research framework consists of coping with the involvement by the different management roles, their potential tensions and resistance that might appear due to the change from a ‘line supported by projects’ towards a ‘projects supported by line’ organization. The research was part of Daniel’s PhD at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Today, Daniel is a post-doctoral researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin, where he investigates the challenges and success factors of managing complex project landscapes.

In particular, this research defines and empirically tests the focal constructs in project portfolio management that describe the management system as a whole. It further analyses how the managerial activities and the degree of middle management involvement relate to each other in their influence on project portfolio success. It finally describes how the quality of the portfolio management process impacts success. The research framework was tested based on scientific methods and building a longitudinal sample of quantitative data from more than 250 companies across several industries. The project was supposed to be framed as a benchmarking study in order to deliver valuable outcome for both scholars and practitioners.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2010
Winner

Name: Alexander Kock
Country: Germany

Research project:
Innovativeness and Innovation Success

Short description:
Alexander Kock was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2010 for his research “Innovativeness and Innovation Success”. The objective of the research project was to explore the performance impact of the innovativeness of new product development (NPD) projects. In particular, this research investigated how different dimensions of project success are affected by the interplay of different innovativeness dimensions (such as technological, market, organizational, and environmental innovativeness). The research framework was tested using a quantitative meta-analysis of existing literature and a quantitative longtitudinal study of NPD projects.

Results suggest that process and structural changes in the organization and its environment are notoriously underestimated and present the biggest implementation barriers. Therefore, a continuous assessment of innovativeness at the beginning and during the development process helps to address possible implementation barriers early-on. Pursuing projects with high innovativeness for its own sake should be avoided because risk and complexity will increase disproportionately. Rather, portfolio managers should try to strike the right balance when selecting new product proposals in order to achieve a risk-optimized project portfolio. Further, managers should not set operational goals too narrowly for more innovative projects because it might lead to rejection or termination of innovative projects that otherwise could have led to successful new products.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2010
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: MladenVukomanović
Country: Croatia

Research project:
Integrated EFQM Excellence model and the Balanced Scorecard into one integral framework

Short description:
Mladen Vukomanović is a research and teaching assistant at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He was involved in two research projects which have resulted in circa 30 publications, among which one is a text book. He has participated in many international conferences and has held three keynote speeches. He leads an IT project for developing software for construction management: GALA and a research project: Business Excellence in the Construction Industry in Croatia. From 2009 he obtains the function of the managing editor of international scientific journal: Organization, Management and Technology on Construction.

This research has, for the first time, integrated EFQM Excellence model and the Balanced Scorecard into one integral framework. The framework helps companies in evaluating competitive surroundings, finding the best practice, defining areas of improvement; selecting strategy aligned KPIs, communicating KPIs to lower levels and initiating strategic control. These features have been found extremely important for fast changing environments (especially during the recession period) and represent a new concept in managing organizations. Although the research results (gained from 34 middle and large construction companies) have justified original EFQM presumptions (criteria weights), they also have identified areas that need some further improvement (in Consultant and Investor type organizations). This represents a step forward because whilst in previous studies EFQM was validated only through semi-structured surveys (or similar methods), this research validated the EFQM model through EFQM self-assessment results of the construction industry in South East Europe. The awarded research was a part of Mladen’s PhD studies at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Croatia.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2010
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Jürgen Staadt
Country: France

Research project:
Redesigning a project-oriented organization using complex systems perspective and soft systems methodology approach

Short description:
Jürgen Staadt was awarded the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution for his research on “Redesigning a project-oriented organization using complex systems perspective and soft systems methodology approach” which was part of his PhD undertaken at the Skema Business School, France. The research was aimed at understanding the problematic situation of a public housing provider so as to be able to constantly adapt and learn in an ever growing complexity. The results reveal that the activation of the learning cycle is feasible as well as desirable but jeopardized by politics and power.

This emphasises the need for leaders in the public domain to better understand social systems as well as their behaviour which calls for some kind of adaptation within the educational system. The results also demonstrate that the discipline of project management should further develop towards an equal appreciation of hard as well as soft systems thinking which emphasises a critical systems thinking approach. The research project was managed by means of three different research phases whereby each part of the process was informed by the analysis of the preceding one, thus creating a documented learning process.

Year: 2010
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2010
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Can Ersen Fırat
Country: Finland

Research project:
Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB) in model-based scheduling in residential building projects

Short description:
Can Ersen Fırat was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2010 for his research on”Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB) in model-based scheduling in residential building projects.” The objective of the research project was to find out how a location-based scheduling technique such as Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB) can be used as a scheduling method in model-based master scheduling in building construction. “Model-based” scheduling is a computer aided scheduling technique that automatically processes information retrieved from information models and creates a dynamic scheduling platform. Model-based master scheduling can be performed by integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB) with the input of an interactive planner. Hence, this project addresses the use of a scheduling technique i.e., a location-based scheduling such as Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB). The primary objective is to introduce a methodology that can be used to set up the master schedule of a residential building project based on a building information model and to refine this master schedule such that it satisfies the conditions in a particular project. The proposed methodology involves setting up a “model-based” schedule by using Advanced Line of Balance (ALoB) and using historical company specific data to adjust it. It is also aimed to investigate the relationship between 4D modeling and model-based scheduling.

Year: 2008
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2008
Winner

Name: KarinBredin
Country: Sweden

Research project:
Human Resource Management in Project-Based Organisations

Short description:
Karin Bredin was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2009 for her research on “Human Resource Management in Project-Based Organisations”. The objective of the research project was to explore the challenges and changes for human resource management (HRM) in project-based organisations and, based on that, to suggest how HRM in project-based organisations can be conceptualised and analysed.

This research gives insights into an important aspect of project-based organising and project management that many practitioners are aware of and struggle with in their every-day work. However, very few companies have emphasised the need to adapt people management systems to the project-based setting, and there is still quite little research that can give them tools and inspiration for how this adaptation can be made.

This research project indicates important challenges that project-intensive organisations need to be aware of. Moreover it highlights changes in traditional role structures that is related to the increased use of project-based structures, and it develops a theoretical framework for ‘People Capability’ in project-based organisations, which could inspire companies to identify important HR roles on an operative level and analyse their opportunities to contribute to improved people management systems and improved HRM.

The research was part of her PhD undertaken at the Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden. Today, Karin holds a position as Assistant Professor in Business Administration at Linköping University, Sweden.

Year: 2009
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2009
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Edivandro Carlos Conforto
Country: Brazil

Research project:
Development of an agile project management method applied to product development in small technology-based companies

Short description:
Edivandro Carlos Conforto was awarded the IPMA Young Research Honour 2009 for research on “Development of an agile project management method applied to product development in small technology-based companies”. The research was a part of his master sponsored by FAPESP undertaken in project management applied to new product development at São Carlos Engineering School, University of São Paulo.

The research project comprised the development of an agile project management method to be applied in innovative and complex product development projects carried out in technology-based companies. Research achievements demonstrated the applicability of some principles explored on Agile Project Management (APM) theory and also provided practical relevance to the companies under study. From the theory perspective this research advanced the investigation of agile project management principles and practices by presenting empirical results of their application on product development projects in turbulent and dynamic project environment.

Year: 2009
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2009
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Olga Perminova
Country: Russian Federation

Research project:
A study of risk, opportunity and uncertainty management practices at the warranty phase of industrial projects

Short description:
Olga Perminova (M. Sc.) is a researcher at PBI – Research Institute for Project Based Industry (www.pbi-institute.com). Her areas of expertise include project management, specifically risk and uncertainty management; insurance, foreign economic relations. The awarded research project is “A study of risk, opportunity and uncertainty management practices at the warranty phase of industrial projects” with the aim to investigate how risks, opportunities and uncertainty are understood and managed during the warranty period using the example of 20 projects delivered by one global industrial solution provider.

The results of this research indicate that managing uncertainty in all project phases, including warranty, has a significant impact on the performance of project-based companies both in financial terms and in terms of customer satisfaction. This study explained the differences between risks, opportunities and uncertainty and justified the practical relevance of such differences. In addition to showing the elements affecting uncertainty, an uncertainty management process has been developed and tested in industrial projects of the supplier.
The practical relevance of the research is justified by the fact that the results of this research project (the tool and the process of uncertainty management) are being implemented by the solution provider that participated in the study. The awarded research was a part of Olga’s PhD studies at Åbo Akademi University, Laboratory of Industrial Management, Finland.

Year: 2008
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2008
Winner

Name: Joana Geraldi
Country: Great Britain

Research project:
Reconciling Order and Chaos in Multi-Project Firms

Short description:
Joana G. Geraldi was awarded the IPMA Young Researcher Award 2008 for research on “Reconciling Order and Chaos in Multi-Project Firms”. The research project was aimed at understanding how multi-project firms reconcile order (control, efficiency, standardisation of tools and processes, reliability) and chaos (creativity, innovation, flexibility to adapt to contingencies in projects). The research developed a framework to identify potential issues in the organizational design of companies, and ascertain key dynamics that lead companies away and towards a reconciliation of order and chaos.

The research was part of her PhD undertaken in the Management Internationaler Projekte, University of Siegen, Germany. Today, Joana is at the International Centre for Programme Management, in Cranfield School of Management, UK.

Year: 2006
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Gold Winner

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2006
Gold Winner

Name: Eva Füssinger
Country: Austria

Short description:
Eva Füssinger is awarded for project orientation [Austria], a research project with the aim to analyze and benchmark project-oriented companies in Austria. The project-oriented nation Austria was analyzed and strategies for the further development of Austria were developed.

The research project was part of the research programme project orientation [international] and was conducted by the Projektmanagement Group, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.

Year: 2007
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2007
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Johanna Kirsilä
Country: Finland

Short description:
Johanna Kirsilä, Åbo Akademi University and PBI Research Institute for Project-Based Industry, Finland is honoured with the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2007 for her research “Integration as a project management concept”.

The research analyzed integration as a project management concept in industrial system deliveries. Attention was given to the aspect of integrating products and services as a functional whole, i.e. as a solution, by emphasizing “how” the integration is managed and carried out in different phases of a project life-cycle. Large engineering and high capital delivery projects constituted the context of this research.

Year: 2007
Category: 3: IPMA Research Awards
Sub category: Young Researcher Award
Level: Outstanding Research Contribution

3: IPMA Research Awards
Young Researcher Award
2007
Outstanding Research Contribution

Name: Daan Vermeer
Country: Netherlands

Research project:
The effectiveness of performance requirements in ‘Building Schools for the Future’ projects

Short description:
Daan Vermeer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Architecture, Building and Planning, the Netherlands is honoured with the IPMA Outstanding Research Contribution of a Young Researcher 2007 for his research: “The effectiveness of performance requirements in ‘Building Schools for the Future’ projects”.

This research discusses a perceived lack of clarity by private sector organisations over the definition of Best Value for Money and Long-term Partnerships in relation to the performance requirements in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in England. Two research objectives are formulated in relation to private sector organisations.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2016

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2016
Gold Winner


Project: Formalizing and Strengthening Women Enterprises through 'Business Clinic’
Organisation: Federation of Women Entrepreneurs' Associations of Nepal (FWEAN)

Project Country: Nepal
Country: Nepal

Short text:
Championing women entrepreneurship, FWEAN supported women owned‐managed small businesses in Kathmandu valley districts through the newly created Business Clinic by developing business plans, registration at government offices, providing training and mentoring, and creating a comprehensive digital platform for all members and women entrepreneurs from Nepal to showcase, market and sell their products. As one of the partners, FWEAN contributed to promote decent work through formalization of the informal economy in the small and medium enterprises towards the goal of a regional International Labour Organization's project on Way‐out of Informality ?WOI? in Nepal, India and Bangladesh supported by Government of Japan.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Silver Winner
Year: 2016

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2016
Silver Winner


Project: Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca - CFE
Organisation: CFE - Comisión Federal de Electricidad

Project Country: Mexico
Country: Mexico

Short text:
“Esperanza Azteca means literally “Azteca Hope". When the word Aztec is written anywhere, it evokes the prehispanic empire that settled down in central Mexico. Their real name was the Mexica. This powerful empire was known for their excellent organization. They ruled through a local government ensuring that the locals would stayed in harmony with their governments, ensuring the stability and continuity of their government. This system worked very well for the rulers of the empire. The power of the Mexica people became more consolidated, and they began to form alliances. Their military power grew as well, and they began to conquer cities in the surrounding areas.
They were intelligent. They are known for the astronomic, mathematic, architectural, agriculture, education, religion, military, medicine and many other knowledge. One of their strategies was to educate their children. Aztec children were raised by their parents with concern that they learned their responsibilities and basic life skills. They were sent to a special school were they learn several subjects such as the history and religion of the Aztecs, the art of war and fighting and civic duties of everyday citizenship.
Asociación Azteca Amigos de la Cultura A.C – Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Symphonic Orchestra is a social project that provides an alternative for the development of creative and cultural capabilities in young children, who are vulnerable due to the location of their homes, which are located in high risk areas where there insecurity and poverty in the city are seen. It seeks to increase its standard of living by means of the music. The classes and the rehearsals are from Mondays to Wednesday from four o´clock until eight o´clock.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Bronze Winner
Year: 2016

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2016
Bronze Winner


Project: Project Management Online Learning Portal - Free for Students
Organisation: Project Management Institute - Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC)

Project Country: United Arab Emirates
Country: United Arab Emirates

Short text:
Project Management Institute's - Arabian Gulf Chapter, embarked on a eLearning Transformation program by building a training platform at www.pmiagconline.com, this portal offer free project management trainings to budding project managers. The vision behind this transformation program was to increase the awareness of project management in the region especially among those in the community who cannot afford to pay for trainings, offer learning opportunities for project management practioners and finally helping professionals attain project management professional certificaiton. Hence we launch the e-Learning Transformation Program.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2016

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid Project
2016
Gold Winner


Project: Ebola Response in West Africa
Organisation: Aspen Medical

Project Country: Liberia
Country: Australia

Short text:
On 5 November 2014, the Prime Minister announced that Australia would increase its contribution to the global fight against the unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. This response involved Aspen Medical managing an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone. At the same time, the US Government contracted Aspen Medical, through PAE, to establish four ETCs in Liberia, adding another layer of complexity. In addition to saving lives and achieving zero infections amongst the healthcare and support team, the project was delivered under budget and Aspen Medical left a legacy of highly-trained local healthcare workers across Africa.

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2015
Gold Winner

Name: AmilaAluthwala
Country: Sri Lanka

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2015
Silver Winner

Name: RiccardoFabbri
Country: Italy

Year: 2015
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Bronze Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2015
Bronze Winner

Name: BenBurrows

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor in Panama
Organisation: The National Council of Private Enterprise - CoNEP

Project Country: Panama
Country: Panama

Short text:
The National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP) seeking to increase private sector participation in
efforts to prevent and eliminate child labor in Panama, developed within the framework of the project "Corporate Social Responsibility" through a Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor in Panama mainly focus in five (5) business sectors with sensitive child labor engaged in the production and / or service such as : Coffee, Sugar, Fruits (Pineapple), Tourism (Hotel) and Supermarket (General Merchandise).
The outcome of this inititative was the signing of 125 voluntary agreements CSR-ECL (ETI in spanish) between business Associations and Private Companies and sectors such as; Agriculture, Tourism, Services, Construction, Technology, Real State, Logistics among others, with operations in the metropolitan area (Panama and Colon), central provinces (Los Santos, Herrera, Veraguas and Cocle), Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro, when the original goal was Fifty (50) agreements.
Thus was formed the Enterprise Network Against Child Labour unique in the World " Corporate Social Alliance " , fourth Business Network Against Child Labor in America, and that comes from the business sector for the business sector , and recognized by ILO and UNICEF in the III World Conference against Child Labour.
Based on the foregoing and the demand generated by the theme CSR-ECL by the business sector, it was necessary to respond with strategies, structures, activities and tools that will provide sustainability in the interest of companies for that matter.
A group of 10 companies were selected among the abovementioned sectors in order to develop Social Standard that companies could applied and contribute with the main objective for prevention and eradication of Child Labor.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Lamjung District Community Hospital (LDCH)
Organisation: Human Development and Community Services (HDCS)

Project Country: Nepal
Country: Nepal

Short text:
Lamjung District Community Hospital (LDCH is managed by Human Development and Community Services (HDCS) ), as a project, in partnership with Ministry of Health and Population. It has made noteworthy contribution in the health sector of the country. It made history for being the first government district hospital to be managed by a NGO and is cited as "a model district hospital". HDCS transformed quality of patient care, improved management and infrastructure, developed capacity of staff, and introduced new technology. It received strong participation and support from all stakeholders for sustained growth of the hospital.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Community/Service Development Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Community/Service Development Project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Training, Technical Assistance and Backstopping Services for Beneficiaries, professional Organizations and Operators of the Value Chain for Olive, Almond and Fig Trees (TC5-A)
Organisation: UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES (UNOPS)

Project Country: Morocco
Country: Denmark

Short text:
The US$ 19.3 million project, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), involved the training, backstopping and technical assistance to producers and professional organizations of small farmers throughout the value chain of olives, almond and fig production. The main goals of the project were to increase farmer's revenue; to establish and initiate a sustainable economic model; to strengthen women’s participation; create new opportunities for rural youth; and to contribute to the protection of environment. The project covered 4 zones, which was spread over 23 provinces and in total, was active in 247 perimeters covering an area of 69,603 ha and 58,618 beneficiaries.

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid Project
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2015

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid Project
2015
Gold Winner


Project: Disaster Response Project: Food, Education and Protection Value of Project: EUR 207,240.00, Project Start and Completion Date: April 26 - July 26, 2015 [First Phase]
Organisation: Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs (UCEP)

Project Country: Nepal
Country: Nepal

Short text:
UCEP Nepal engaged in response work from Day 2 of 7.8 magnitude Earthquake that hit Nepal in April 25, 2015. Protection of survivors in emergency and education of children were the focus areas. Activities commenced in form of shelter support to 74 families who are still benefitting from it. Food items for 15 days with additional non-food items were provided to 2,200 families. Concerning education, 50 Temporary Learning Center (TLCs) were constructed at devastated schools and 5 Child Friendly Spaces are providing educational and recreational facilities to 120 children. Initiation of UCEP Nepal's Executive Board and Staff member to support from their salaries was lauchpad for the project.

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Bronze Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2016
Bronze Winner

Name: AndrejHanzir
Country: Croatia

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Gold Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2016
Gold Winner

Name: BarendDaniël Peters
Country: South Africa

Year: 2016
Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Young Project Manager of the Year
Level: Silver Winner

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Young Project Manager of the Year
2016
Silver Winner

Name: ElenaZagorenko
Country: Australia

Category: 2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Sub category: Diversity in Project Management: Diversity in Project Management
Level: Gold Winner
Year: 2017

2: IPMA Achievement Awards
Diversity in Project Management: Diversity in Project Management
2017
Gold Winner


Project: Projects Team
Organisation: GE Power Steam Power Systems

Project Country: South Africa
Country: Switzerland

Short text:
GE Steam Power Systems Project organziation is fully committed to diversity and focuses its effort on both geographic and gender diversity. We believe firmly that diversity and inclusiveness are an essential part of our ability to deliver large, global projects on time, on budget and with the highest standards, and that diversity is a real competitive advantage for the Steam Power Systems Project team. Having a culture where all voices matter makes us a smarter organization that can connect more effectively to our customers and the communities where we live and work. Our objectives for the year, included in the Steam Power System and Projects organziation "blueprint”, are to increase our intensity with respect to diveristy. For us this means ensuring it’s part of the full team’s goals and objectives, included in our leadership meetings, and has concrete metrics associated with key diversity programs.