Frequently Asked Questions for the IPMA Global Awards Large- and Mega-Sized project categories application and assessment process.
Q: Our project is delivered/finishes around the report submission deadline. Can we still apply?
A: Yes, you can apply. As long as the end results of the project are available to be reviewed.
Q: We would like to have more information about the training that should be done before applying for the award. Is it necessary?
A: You do not have to participate in a training about the IPMA Project Excellence Model or Assessment Process. It is advisable though to do so. IPMA offers 3-day IPMA Project Excellence Assessment training and dedicated webinars for applicant organisations.
Q: What documents do we need for the application?
A: Applicant organisations need to complete the “Application from” and “Application Report”. You apply on the plaftorm: ipma.awardsplatform.com.
Q: Are Site Visit costs of the Assessment Team such as assessor flights, visas, hotels and meals included in an Application Fee €9000?
A: No, they are not. The fee covers the application costs only.
Q: Where do we submit the Application Form? Do we upload it directly on the website or send it directly to the Awards PMO?
A: You apply on the plaftorm: ipma.awardsplatform.com.
Q: The dates of the Site Visit are already scheduled however we would like to change those dates. Where can we indicate this date change request?
A: Contact the IPMA Awards PMO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do you have native speaking assessors in your teams?
A: According to the Assessment Process description, the Awards Team proposes Assessment Teams to the IPMA Vice President for acceptance on the basis of assessor availability and suitability. The 5-person assessment teams include at least: sector or branch knowledge; a native speaking assessor in every team if only possible.
Q: Who is eligible for nomination?
A: Any organisation can enter a submission.
Q: How are the IPMA Award nominees identified?
A: The award is open to all organizations wishing to present their achievements in project management. An organisation does not have to be a member of an association.
Q: Who are the judges?
A: The judges are the IPMA trained Project Excellence Awards Assessors/ Judges. Each application is assessed by 3 judges with a broad range of experience in project management who coduct the assessment individually but prepare the combined feedback report to the applicant. See more: https://awards.ipma.world/pe-assessors/.
Q: How are the nominations scored?
A: The applications are scored based on the IPMA Project Excellence Model and related scoring tables.
Q: What are the criteria for evaluating an IPMA Award nomination?
A: The application criteria are assessed according to the IPMA Project Excellence Model (part of the IPMA Project Excellence Baseline). Download the document here.
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