|PE Award Assessors
The assessors are the heart of the assessment process. In each Project case four or five assessors work together on an application in accordance with the IPMA Project Excellence Model. The PE Award Assessors represent IPMA externally and are expected to be good ambassadors for IPMA in general and for the IPMA Project Excellence Award and project excellence in particular. The assessors are also the main point of contact with the applicant and have a key responsibility to establish good relationships with each client enabling a continuation and deepening of the relationship with IPMA at all levels (personal, organisational, “IPMA Project Excellence Award”, IPMA certification etc.).
Check the award assessors trainings in 2013.
Requirements for Award Assessors:
Each PE Award Assessor should cover the following requirements:
PE Award Assessors’ benefits include:
Duration for participation: unlimited
Appointment and Release of Award Assessors
|“Getting familiar with Project Excellence Model”
IPMA PE Award Assessors Training
Why should you become an international award assessor?“Because of the experiences I gathered as assessor I feel more secure and competent in my role as project management coordinator. I am able to fall back on a range of different outstanding projects worldwide and the project excellence model we use at IPMA benefits my daily work.An important field for lecturer: where does the story comes from? Assessment of projects worldwide represents a wonderful rich source for stories about innovation, inspiring environments and outstanding results. Therefore I love working as an IPMA assessor.”
Sabine Wallstein, Lecturer
“Each project is unique in its character, deliverables, complexity and resources. Therefore, working as an assessor provides new learning in terms of how the local project management team has addressed those issues in a given situation. There is always a better way of doing things and thus assessor gets to know how projects are managed and project management practices are evolving in different socio- cultural set up. Integration of these knowledge provides new insights to an assessor.”
Prof. Rajat Baisya
The PE Award Assessors’ duties and commitments include:
Preparation including participation in the Assessor Training:
- Self preparation: 2-3 days (the preparation for the training has to be of high quality so that the assessor can follow the discussions and perform actively in the working group sessions)
- Assessor Training: 3 days
- Successful completion of the assessor’s training including the assessor’s test.
First assessor’s decision when participating in the Assessment Process:
- Individual assessment: 2-3 days (about 20 hours)
- Consensus meeting with the other assessors: 1/2 day (virtual or physical
Second assessor’s decision:
- Site visit: 2 or more days plus travel time (normally ½ day preparation, 1.5 day site visit and ½ day wrap-up)
- Consensus, Assessment and decisions – (before leaving the place of site visit the team must achieve a final consensus result and the main messages have to be given to the Award Jury).
Throughout the assessment period the PE Award Assessor is obliged:
- To contribute best quality of the expected deliverables at agreed dates
- Not to drop-out before the end of the assessment process i.e. active participation in the whole assessment process (starting with the Individual Assessment till the preparation of the Benchmark Report);
- To be totally sincere and to provide strictly confidential work;
- To have no access to any third persons;
- Not to use any of the materials or information other than what would be formally agreed with the IAMBo and Award VP;
- To have no direct contact with the applicant before and after the Site visit (exception: travel and visa arrangements).