Another year IPMA have recognized the best Young Project Manager of the Year. After 3-month long process involving young project managers from across the globe completing and submitting their applications and then a comprehensive judging process the results are in and the finalists for the 2022 International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Project Manager of the Year awards have been identified.
In alphabetical order, the first Finalist is Juané Brits from South Africa. Juané is a Professional Civil Engineer and the project manager of the Pressure Management project, which has greatly contributed to a reduction in the frequency of pipe bursts within the water network and prolonging the need for infrastructure replacement. The Judges state that the applicant has strongly demonstrated her ability to manage a diverse technical team. Her presentation to her team, in order to contextualize their FY project within the COCT strategy, is another strength that demonstrates both leadership, technical competence and teamwork.
The second Finalist is Mehdi Dehghani from Iran. “Since as the project manager, I have been involved in this project from the beginning of the feasibility studies, I tried to develop a charter according to my proposed strategy to create a common understanding between all people involved and influenced by the project (stakeholders) and reduce some of the uncertainties based in the nature of the project” – he says. The Judges claim that he took initiatives for improvements, often focusing on the overall company improvement, going beyond project boundaries. He clearly demonstrated a good understanding of how a project manager needs to integrate with and optimize the use of existing systems and processes.
The third Finalist is Mina Yavari Moghaddam. According to the Judges, Mina has developed a great career in the time and has shown experience in Project Management as a Project Manager and trying to promote project management in diverse ways. Mina has great potential.
The award recognises innovation and excellence in project management by the next generation of skilled project managers (those under 35 years of age) who will continue the delivery of critical projects across the globe.
IPMA is pleased to congratulate all those who submitted applications for the 2022 Young Project Manager of the Year and in particular the three finalists who showed excellence and innovation in project management.
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