Please note: This information is for the 2012 Young Project Manager Award;
the 2013 information is not yet available, but the process should be similar.
The IPMA Young Project Manager Award is awarded annually to recognize and motivate young professional project managers around the world. Introduced in 2006 at the IPMA Young Crew conference in Shanghai, China, the IPMA Young Project Manager Award recognizes rising talent in the project and program management industries by honoring young project managers for their accomplishments early in their careers. These honorees have demonstrated invaluable impact to both their profession and their companies, and are on the fast track to becoming influential project leaders on an international scale.
The award is open to professional project managers aged 18 to 35 years at the time of entry. The criteria for evaluation are based upon the IPMA International Competence Baseline (ICB). An international jury will select the finalists for the award. Each finalist will receive an IPMA Sponsorship to participate in the 2012 IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop in Crete, Greece, in October.
All prospective applicants for the 2011 IPMA Young Project Manager Award should complete the online application. Initial applications will be accepted by the Award Committee until midnight, 17 June 2011 Eastern Standard Time (EST). Prior to completing the application, please ensure that you have a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) available, as it is a required element of the application package. If you have any questions about the award or the application, please contact the Award Committee at .
Please access the online application for the award by clicking here.
All applicants will be evaluated on the same set of assessment criteria. These criteria were developed by members of the IPMA Young Crew Management Board, and provide a standardized approach to selecting the finalists for the award. The Award Jury, which is comprised of a panel of global project management professionals, will assess the application packages and score each package on a scale from 1-10 (1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest). The score will then be weighted according to the following criteria:
- Application from the Young Project Manager – 20%
- Project Description written by the Young Project Manager – 20%
- Evaluation by the Senior Manager of the Young Project Manager – 30%
- Feedback from Project Owner / Customer involved in the Project – 20%
- Award Jury Perspectives – 10%
The final score for each applicant is the sum of the weighted scores.
The names of all applicants will be handled with the highest confidentiality. Such information is available only to people directly involved in the scoring and processing. Therefore, we ask all applicants to keep any feedback on their application confidential until the announcement of the results at the 2011 IPMA Young Crew Workshop Gala Dinner.
This year, we are excited to welcome our esteemed panel of judges for the 2012 IPMA Young Project Manager Award. These individuals have made significant contributions to the project management community, and will be participating in the selection process. Please continue to check this section of the website as we announce additions to our Award Jury.
- Tunde Ajia, Alcatel – Lucent
- Luca Cavone, JMAC Europe Milano S.p.A.
- Deanne Earle, Unlike Before Ltd.
- Dr. Nino Grau
- Lindsay Scott, Arras People
- Shailesh Nepal, CREC-Tundi JV
- Jhaymee Wilson, Deloitte Consulting
IPMA Young Crew is looking to partner with organizations for sponsorship of the IPMA Young Project Manager Award. IPMA Young Crew is the only global organization that provides recognition for international, young project managers that brings visibility to their accomplishments early in their careers. Sponsoring the award demonstrates a commitment to the ongoing development of the project leaders of tomorrow. We are happy to discuss sponsorship arrangements with you, and invite you to attend the 2011 IPMA Young Crew Workshop and Gala Dinner this year.
Organizations that are interested in sponsoring the 2013 IPMA Young Project Manager Award or the 2013 IPMA Global Young Crew Workshop Gala Dinner should contact to inquire about sponsorship packages. We look forward to growing our partnerships this year, and to promoting the advancement of young project managers internationally.
The call for nominations for the 2011 IPMA Young Project Manager Award is available here.
Documentation for the 2013 IPMA Young Project Manager Award will be provided soon on this website.