Awards

Closing Date for Nominations: 19 November 2021 | Awards Date: 2 December 2021 Venue: Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare

Celebrating Leadership & Governance in Project Excellence during the Covid 19 Times

Chartered Institute of Project Managers Zimbabwe (CIPMZ) warmly welcomes you to the 6th Zimbabwe Project Management Achievement Awards 2021 which will be held on 2 December at Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare.

Zimbabwe Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs) 2021, exist to recognise, honour and promote outstanding achievements in program and project leadership. This year 2021 because of Covid in the World Companies had Challenges in Managing Projects.

However , Zimbabwe Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs) 2021 will celebrate project management excellence and innovation across award categories for both organisations and individuals.
The Chartered Institute of Project Managers Awards recognise the very best of the project profession and strive to offer opportunities for all projects, programmes, organisations and individuals to have their achievements celebrated.

Projects from a broad range of sectors and Companies will be recognised and celebrated for their incredible achievements over the past year in a very new and exciting way.

Categories

This award celebrates the commitment of portfolio, programme and project management ofces (PMOs) to developing not only their organisation across all facets of project management but also their emerging industry through innovative and thoughtful ways of working.
The PMO of the year award is designed for those PMOs that want to stand out as a beacon of driving project success and project management maturity in the way that they enable their organisations to deliver successful and sustainable change, develop project community and challenge themselves to become trusted business partners. The criteria for this category puts an emphasis on the PMO’s contribution to their organisation, delivery of consistent and demonstrable outcomes and development of the project management capability and community. PMOs from organisations across all sectors, and across the globe, may apply.

This category recognises the achievements consultancies have demonstrated with a positive and measurable impact on projects and/or programmes that they have managed and/or delivered on behalf of their client. The award also rewards commitment and actions that have led to positive and meaningful development of the project profession itself. It is open to general or specialist consultancies from all sectors globally.

The Shell HSSE award is designed for an individual project practitioner, project or programme that has made an outstanding contribution to embedding a HSSE excellence culture in their organisation/project(s). Entries should show the results that can be achieved with commitment to and requirement for HSSE excellence in projects.
This is an all-inclusive award and entries are welcome from any sector and any size of project, commercial or non-commercial, across the globe. The key expectation is that true passion for HSSE excellence, which translates into continuous improvement, will be demonstrated. The award recognises the contribution that HSSE management in projects makes to the wellbeing of society as a whole.

This award recognises the commitment of commercial organisations across all sectors globally to the development of the project management profession. It also rewards positive and meaningful impact achieved with the projects/programmes the organisation has delivered.
The contribution to the profession award: company is designed for those organisations that want to stand out in the development of project management professionals and the delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios, as well as demonstrating commitment to the improvement and development of the project profession.

This award recognises the commitment of charities and not-for-prot organisations, including the civil service, to the development of the project management profession. It also rewards positive and meaningful impact achieved with the projects and/or programmes the organisation has delivered.
The contribution to the profession award: charity/not-for-prot is designed for those organisations that want to stand out in the development of project management

To recognize distinct excellence and consistent delivery of value from project management activities. The organization has a veriable track record of project success, effective stakeholder management and strong contribution to strategic objectives. The organization improves project management knowledge base and is an epitome of organizational project management excellence

Eligibility Criteria
Ÿ Companies across industry, in the public or private sectors.
Ÿ Project management practices were implemented within an organizational context (by a company, agency

or institution)
Ÿ The organization should have veriable best practices in project management

To recognize highly innovative, high-impact projects that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the eld of project management. Projects deemed innovative may introduce a new paradigm; challenge current paradigms; look at existing project problems from new perspectives; or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. The Innovative Project Award promotes unexplored ideas in project management, peculiar to the needs and demands of our environment.

Eligibility Criteria

Ÿ Nominated projects should not fall within the category of “the next logical step” of previous projects, but should have a high probability of discovering new avenues of investigation, if successful.

Ÿ Project of any type, across industries; in the public or private sectors. Ÿ Project from anywhere in Africa, with Zimbabwean participation.

The programme of the year award is presented to the organisation that has achieved a common objective through effective management of a programme, where some or all of the benets can be shown to have been achieved during the last year.

The judges are looking for programmes demonstrating the most effective use of programme management techniques, the greatest results, and the innovation and lessons learned for the profession. Programmes from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

A successful project is about delivering results for the customer, the stakeholders and the wider community. It’s about turning a vision into reality and making effective change happen. Through the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques a project’s objectives can be met.
At the heart of every great project, is a great story; the technology project of the year award is to recognise projects driving technology and communication change across all sectors. The award is for the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management, the greatest results and the greatest benet and innovations to the profession. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

A successful project is about delivering results for the customer, the stakeholders and the wider community. It’s about turning a vision into reality and making effective change happen. Through the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques a project’s objectives can be met.
The social project of the year award is for projects with the specic aim of developing solutions that deliver benets to society- locally, regionally, nationally and globally. These projects seek to address the concerns of 21st century society, including conservation of natural resources, ageing population, better life in cities, health/wellbeing and safer, kinder technology.

At the heart of every great project, is a great story; this award is for the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management, the greatest results and the greatest benet and innovations to the profession. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply

The success of Startup projects is critical to drive economic change, as well as culture and mindset shifts to improve the socio-economic lives of people. This Award is to recognize individuals who have shown creativity, talent and innovation with the application of Project Management “Best Practices” to execute any type of project, meeting a “Specic Need” and has shown outstanding achievements in business and service to the Zimbabwean Society.

Eligibility Criteria

Ÿ Project qualies as a Start-Up Project (less than 5 years old of incorporation in Zimbabwe)
Ÿ Project that meets a “Specic” identied Social, Economic & Environmental need of the Zimbabwean Society. Ÿ Project that has demonstrable application of Project Management “Best Practices” during its implementation. Ÿ Project must have been owned by a Zimbabwean Citizen

A successful project is about delivering results for the health care sector during the covid 19 pandemic.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominated projects should not fall within the category of “the next logical step” of previous projects, but should have a COVID 19 related healthcare services.

  • Project from anywhere in Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwean participation.

  • Project that has demonstrable application of Project Management “Best Practices” during its implementation.

A successful project is about delivering results for the customer, the stakeholders and the wider community. It’s about turning a vision into reality and making effective change happen. Through the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques a project’s objectives can be met.
At the heart of every great project, is a great story; the transformation project of the year award is to recognise organisational and cultural change projects across all sectors. The award is for the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management, the greatest results and the greatest benet and innovations to the profession. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

Environment problems are increasingly becoming more severe as demonstrated by climate change. This award seeks to identify and recognize projects that are safeguarding the future of the planet and creating a sustainable environment within which to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Projects with a focus on the conservation of resources; improving the quality of air and water; energy efficiency; use of renewable energy sources; recycling; or creating awareness for these areas.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All nominees/organizations should be resident/based in Zimbabwe.

  • Nominated project should demonstrate significance and impact on the environment.

  • Nominated project should demonstrate good project management practice.

  • Manager of nominated project should be able to provide both qualitative and quantitative data to support

    nomination.

  • Project should be completed, and intended benets measured

The Economic Impact Award recognizes projects for their financial performance, growth, revenue generation, wage generation, job creation and overall impact on the economy, either at the micro, meso, or macro-levels. This award is committed to demonstrating the value of economic development work for local communities; the pursuit of best practices in economic development through projects; and the attainment of the highest standards of professional conduct and competence in the project management space. Ultimately, the award honors community or mega projects that propel economic development efforts, which in-turn promotes growth and prosperity in communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects completed over 12 months from the nomination deadline
  • Project should be of a reasonable minimum budget.

A successful project is about delivering results for the customer, the stakeholders and the wider community. It’s about turning a vision into reality and making effective change happen. Through the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques a project’s objectives can be met.
At the heart of every great project, is a great story; the engineering, construction and infrastructure project of the year award is to recognise projects that deliver physical assets including transport and energy. The award is for the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management, the greatest results and the greatest benefit and innovations to the profession. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

This award recognizes the promotion of excellence in project management practice, education, promotion and certification in Zimbabwe; bringing recognition to the project management community or company in Zimbabwe .Nominee(s) should have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of the project management profession in Zimbabwe by demonstrating significant thought-leadership and initiative in advancing project management concepts, techniques, practices, or theories through the effective application and/or advancement of project management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The individual may be nominated from any field, including business, government, non-profit, academia, research, consulting, training, etc.
  • The nominee must be based in Zimbabwe

knowledge and principles.

This award, the pinnacle of the ceremony, is chosen at the discretion of the Awards Steering Group (ASG) from the four winners of the project of the year categories (technology, transformation, engineering, construction and infrastructure and social). The winner is announced at the end of the ceremony.

PROJECT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is to recognize team efforts for successful projects execution. The team should have exhibited bravery, camaraderie, collaboration and excellent execution of projects. In addition, the team demonstrates collective responsibility and adaptable to change
Eligibility Criteria
Ÿ Projects should have been implemented by a team effort, with demonstrable input from team members
Ÿ Project should have been completed

The young project professional of the year award recognises rising talent – those in the early stages of their project management career who are making a difference to their projects, programmes and portfolios, the companies and clients they work with, and the profession more widely.
The young project professional of the year award is open to project, programme or portfolio managers and specialists aged 29 years or under at the deadline date of stage one submission. They can be working on any project where their involvement has been greater than six months.

In this category we also encourage nominations (with the individual’s approval) from companies, consultancies and charities/not for profit organisations across all sectors. Project professionals of all nationalities may apply.

This award is to recognize, highlight and encourage excellence in the project manager role of a project delivery, in/with an organization. Among other competing project managers, The aim of this award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding competence in the management of one or more projects, and excellent leadership of their project team, motivating them to achieve or even exceed the project objectives and customer expectations. In achieving this excellence, the individual should have clearly demonstrated the use of project management methodology and best practices in the delivery of the project. The competency exhibited in the use of project management standards and how they contributed to the success of the project must be evident. The desired outcome of such excellent delivery of the project must have a significant impact for the organization, the public or both.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Project must have been completed prior to submission of nomination.
  • The nominee may have managed the project in any eld.

This award is to recognize a senior level executive who is a champion or sponsor of projects with/within an organization. The person must have demonstrated great leadership and support to achieving projects goals and overall contribution to strategic objectives. This award is to recognize a senior level executive who is a champion or sponsor of projects with/within an organization. The person must have demonstrated great leadership and support to achieving projects goals and overall contribution to strategic objectives.

Successful project professionals drive and lead the creation of an environment that makes things happen. They balance technical and management skills with juggling different views and perspectives, backgrounds and personalities. They focus team performance to deliver benefits to their client and other stakeholders.
The project professional of the year award recognises the professionals and specialists that have made a significant contribution to the outputs, outcomes and benefits of their project(s), programme(s) and/or portfolio(s).

In this category we also encourage nominations (with the individual’s approval) from companies, consultancies and charities/not for profit organisations. Project professionals from all sectors and of all nationalities may apply.

Chartered Project Manager OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is the most prestigious of the APM’s awards. It is the equivalent of a ‘lifetime achievement’ award open to everyone, not just project professionals. This award reflects a contribution to the profession, be that as a single effort.

STEPS TO SUBMITTING A GOOD APPLICATION

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Please review carefully which category you would like to enter. Your projects may be eligible for more than one category but chose closely to give you the best chance of winning.

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Check the award descriptions and rules of entry to ensure your entry is eligible. There is nothing worse than putting in the effort of entering just to be told you are not eligible; check you have complied with each rule as this will of course be checked. At any moment, you are not sure, please ask us.

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Review category focus, check if it is about you as an individual, as specific project, company award or your impact on the project profession as a whole. Tailor your entry to fit the correct focus of each category.

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Refer to the entry criteria whilst writing you entry. Each awards criteria has been carefully written and it’s crucial you ensure you consider every part of it when creating your submission.

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Be clear, remember the judges do not know your project like you do. It’s best to avoid jargon in your submission and if you have used acronyms make sure you have explained them. Judges cannot award marks if they don’t understand what you referring to.

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Be honest, as well as hearing about your achievements, judges also really want to understand the challenges and issues you experienced on the project journey and how you overcome them to get to successful end result. It’s tempting to leave any negative points out, but this might mean you are not presenting the whole story to judges, which could affect your marks.

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Enjoy the process passion and enthusiasm about your work makes an entry far more enjoyable to read-you are proud of your achievements, let it be clear in your submission.

The deadline for receipt of nominations by the CIPMZ is 19 November 2021.