At the second Judges meeting on July 12th – 13th, four international Judges, representing previous award winners, different sectors and industries as well as the academic world, decided on the finalists in the IPMA Large- & Mega-Sized projects Award competition and selected the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals in two categories: Large- and Mega-Sized projects. The Judges took a decision to divide the Mega category into two subcategories: Infrastructure and Energy.
The Judges based their decision on the reports provided by Project Excellence Assessment Teams, which evaluated the applicant projects in accordance with the IPMA Project Excellence Model.
The IPMA IPMA Large- & Mega-Sized projects Award assessment process consists of various steps. First, an assessment team of five international assessors evaluates the Application Report submitted by the applicant. As a result, a first Judges Report is written for review. Second major part of the assessment process is the 3- day Site Visit, during which the assessment team looks for evidence of project excellence by interviewing important stakeholders for the project including the clients, project team members and other stakeholders affecting or affected by the project. This year the site visits were organized in an online format.
The Site Visit results presented in the second Judges Report from the Assessment Team, the Judges panel uses to select the finalists and Award winners. These winners will be announced at the IPMA Global Awards Ceremony 2020, on October 31st, which will be a virtual event. All applicants’ projects, regardless of the reached award level, receive a detailed Feedback Report prepared by the Assessment Team, which includes strengths and areas of improvement for all twenty Project Excellence Model sub-criteria. The Feedback Report is an excellent basis for implementing improvements in future projects and for reflecting on what has been achieved so far.
This year’s Finalists are:
Official celebration of winners will take place at the virtual IPMA Global Awards Ceremony on 31 October 2020.