IPMA International Project Management Association

pma Award Gala Dinner 2018 review – the Best Projects and Project Managers awarded in Vienna

On the occasion of the pma award gala dinner, project managers, project teams and young talent projects were in the spotlight on 22.11.2018. The following prizes were presented in the festive atmosphere:

Project manager of the year
Jennifer Lugauer, IT Manager of MA 01 – Wien Digital (City of Vienna) was awarded Project Manager of the Year 2018. She convinced the jury with her outstanding project management services for the project ‘Parallel-Rechenzentrum Move’.
Nominations were made for the project:
Michael Pany, Milestone milestone p.o.e.ag – “NX Rollout Relaunch” project
Tim van de Stay, ZF Friedrichshafen AG – “Project” BMW F15 Ponypack
Katrin Seltner, NTS New Technology Systems GmbH – Viva Bahrain Upgrade X4.1 Project
Cornelia Gass, Kapsch BusinessCom – Project ” ITSM (stands for IT Service Management)”

Project Excellence Award 2018
The pma Project Excellence Award 2018 was won by the project team of ‘Ironman Austria 2018’, the largest and most successful triathlon in Austria with around 3,300 participants from 63 nations and also the best known Ironman event in Europe. The team around project manager Erwin Dokter convinced with excellent organisation of the 20th Ironman Austria-Carinthia.
According to Alexander Vollnhofer – Branch Manager Project Management Austria – the quality of the submitted projects was overall very high. A nomination can also be seen as a recognition of good performance.

Hexacell winner of the pma Junior Award
With their submitted projects, Austria’s young project managers have also demonstrated their skills. The results were extremely pleasing: two finalist teams, one prize winner and a proud winning team, all of which were also able to score points with an impressive presentation video. The students of the FH Campus Wien won with their fictitious start-up company HexaCell. They were awarded the pma junior award 2018.
The winner was the project “Smartmirror” of the HTL Rennweg. The “Finalist” rating was shared by two teams: the “Recruiting and Employer Branding” team – with a project from the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences and the “Design/Build/Fly 2018” team from the Institute of Aviation at FH JOANNEUM Graz.

The evening was led by representatives of pma’s executive board and the dynamic and agile moderation duo Michaela Obersriebnig and Alexander Vollnhofer. The pma young crew and 170 good-humored guests were present. The evening was an example of the fact that successful project management is not only smart but also an occasion to celebrate.

We would like to congratulate all nominees, finalists, prizewinners, and winners and thank the Austrian Lotteries for their friendly support.

1. Project Manager of the Year
2. pma Award Gala 2018, Vienna
3. Alexander Vollnhofer pma Management Board / Michaela Obersriebnig pma young crew Management Board

To view more photos and read more please visit: www.pma.at/de/events/pma-award?id=445