05.07.2019 Author: IPMA Global Awards Manager

Finalists in the category Change Management/Product Development/Marketing selected!

We are pleased to announce the finalists in the category Change Management/Product Development/Marketing, dedicated for project management of projects that plan and implement a significant change focused on people and their behaviour. The category was very popular and the selection of the top 3 was very challenging.

The judges’ results showed the following three finalists:

Project: Water Resilience Programme, City of Cape Town, South Africa

The multi-year drought experienced in Cape Town between 2015 and 2017 is commonly regarded as the worst in more than 100 years. The Water Resilience Programme (WRP) was a transversal, portfolio response, formed to create traction within the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality to pursue all options available to mitigate the risk of acute water shortages. The programme included both demand and supply side interventions as well as disaster management and communications. Key objectives were to increase available supply by 500 mega-litres per day (MLD) and drive down demand to 500 MLD.

Project: Change management methodology implementation and it’s integration with project management methodology for Transformation in EFL Group, Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. , Poland

The project Change management methodology implementation and its integration with project management methodology for Transformation in EFL Group was aimed at ensuring systematic change management approach in EFL, in particular in EFL Transformation. The company launched 15 projects at the same time, which is why there was a need to manage change among 1000 employees and partners at the Portfolio level. The implementation of the project supported and ensured the realisation of business benefits from projects in which the business results depended on impacted employees’ changing the way they worked – adoption and usage of new solutions.

The scope of the project:

  • implementation of the change management method integrated with the project management methodology in EFL,
  • providing access to professional methodology and tools for identifying, planning, measuring and maintaining changes in the organization
  • ensuring the development of managers’ competences in the field of change management

Project: Commonwealth Game Group – Operation Sentinel, Queensland Police Service, Australia

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, third-largest global sporting event and biggest in Australia this decade, provided unprecedented operational challenges for the Queensland Police Service (QPS). With a bid guarantee of providing a safe and secure Games environment for 6,500 international athletes and officials, 1.6 million spectators and impacted communities, the QPS established the Commonwealth Games Group to deliver the $85M ‘Operation Sentinel’ project. This included the preceding Queens Baton Relay conducted across 70 Nations/Territories. With a cultural shift in policing posture required to support the visitor experience, QPS successfully delivered an incident-free, safe and secure Games $18M under budget.

The final ranking of the finalists will be announced at the IPMA Global Awards Gala in Merida on 30 September, which accompanies 31st IPMA World Congress.

The IPMA PE Awards Small-/ Medium Sized projects recognises teams that display and can prove great achievements in project and programme management. Applicants compete within the Small-/ Medium Sized project category and are judged individually by a qualified international Judges based on an Application Report. After the competition, Applicants receive a Feedback Report from the Judges describing the strengths and areas for improvement on the selected Project Excellence Model criteria.

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