PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Project of the Year Award is presented to recognise an organisation which has delivered a project with superior performance through the application of outstanding project management principles and has made an important contribution in the business, industry, government, community or not-for-profit environments. The project must have completed, or substantially completed, during 2013 or before the start of nominations in 2014.
Nominations may be originated from within the project team themselves, or by the project organisation’s Executive, colleagues, team members or customer.
The awards judges will evaluate each nomination against the following:
The Project of the Year is a project (or section of a major project) that has delivered with superior performance through the application of outstanding project management principles.
The “application of outstanding project management principles” is defined as using processes and approaches consistent with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition).
“Delivered with superior performance” is defined as the project (or section of a major project) achieving or exceeded its stated objectives as defined by the project scope and the project was completed on or ahead of schedule and on or under budget.
It is important to note that projects of all types and sizes or a well-defined component of a major project are equally valid for nomination. A small business or IT project has equal opportunity to a major public infrastructure construction project for these awards.
NOMINATION QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION REQUIRED
The initial nominations for the Project of the Year award will need to provide contact information and responses to three key questions:
Please describe the project and environment for which this nomination is submitted.
Provide some context to the nomination by giving an overview of the project and the project environment in which it was undertaken. You may wish to include a brief summary of the scope, scale and status of the project.
Please describe how project management principles were applied to achieve successful completion of the project.
Provide a short commentary on how processes and approaches consistent with “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” were applied to this project.
What were the key factors that led to the success of this project?
Describe the most important factors that led to the success of this project.