IPMA International Project Management Association

Global Individual Awards Categories

The annual IPMA Individual Awards recognise individuals who can prove outstanding project management competence, regardless of scale or the number of projects completed. The Individual Awards include three categories:

Young Project Manager of the Year

To be eligible the applicant must be:

  • Between 18 to 35 years old on the date of their initial submission of their Application Report
  • A project professional who has worked on a programme or project for at least six months within the past two years
  • A highly motivated and skilled programme or project leader who creates a productive work environment within which their project team members can excel
  • Innovative in their application of project management principles and practices
  • Able to apply their technical and management skills in a balanced manner

Project Manager of the Year

To be eligible the applicant must:

  • Be a project professional who has managed a programme or project for at least six months within the past two years
  • Be a capable leader, communicator and motivator who inspires their team members towards excellent achievements
  • Be a strategic thinker who ensures that their team’s performance is optimised and focussed on achieving or surpassing the project objectives
  • Be a highly competent programme or project manager who demonstrates outstanding and innovative technical and behavioural competences
  • Have incorporated sustainability into project objectives and project delivery

Agile Leader of the Year

To be eligible the applicant must:

  • Made impact in an Agile environment by successfully realising changes or implementing an agile way of working in an organisation
  • Created a productive work environment as well as the drive and impetus to make things happen,
  • Have balanced technical and management skill
  • Juggled different views and perspectives, backgrounds and personalities
  • Maintained focus ensuring their team’s performance is optimised and the objectives are met
  • Sought to incorporate the recognised ten principles of sustainability into projects undertaken.

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The IPMA Awards are intended to support the worldwide project management community and not just IPMA members. Any programme or project manager – whether an IPMA member or not – can apply for an IPMA Global Individual Award.

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