The IPMA International Project Excellence Award is annually awarded to the most successful project teams in the world. The award identifies examples of excellent project management and acknowledges innovative projects. It supports professional project management in achieving high performance in projects and motivates project teams to identify and optimize the use of their strengths. The assessment process is based on the IPMA Project Excellence Model.
The Award was presented for the first time at the IPMA World Congress in Berlin in 2002.
Project Excellence is a system of project awards, and also serves as a benchmark for improving project work. All award applicants receive an individual, detailed written benchmark report from a team of qualified and experienced project experts in leading positions. The benchmark report shows strengths in project management and indicates areas for project improvement.
Individual Awards recognise one fact: Successful projects require successful people. In support of this assertion, in addition to honoring each year’s wealth of Project Excellence candidates, IPMA honours individuals in a several key categories. These categories include awards with IPMA Research , IPMA Achievement Awards and Young Crew Boards, to Move Winners Forward.
Success Stories: IPMA Awards has many success stories to tell, but some are only shared between the winners and their suppliers vendors and partners. Why? Because the factors that IPMA recognises are viewed as competitive advantage. Some of the success stories are broadly praised, by regional and national governments. Has your Project Success story been shared yet?
Special Benefits For Award Finalists
Prestige: The IPMA International Project Excellence Award offers a considerable gain of prestige. Award Finalists, Prize Winners and Award Winners are published and the logo of the IPMA International Project Excellence Award is available for company documents and publications. This enables the team to show that it is one of the most successful and internationally recognised project teams.
Exchange experience: All Award Finalists are invited to exchange their experience of “Project Excellence” at the annual IPMA World Congress for Project Management. They are also are invited to join the IPMA Award Winners Club which was established at the IPMA World Congress in Helsinki in 2009. The Winners Club is an exclusive group for Award Finalists and the IPMA Award Management Board and selected IPMA Team Lead Assessors.
Leading project team: This is an outstanding opportunity to show their status as a leading project team and to exchange professional experience with the other winners. This often leads to even better project results in the future.
IPMA World Congress: The IPMA World Congress documents and other publications provide further opportunities to demonstrate the excellent Project achievement of the team and the organisation responsible.