Project Management Institute Celebrates 2016 Award Winners


Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, celebrated the recipients of its 2016 Professional Awards this past weekend at its annual gala preceding PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America.

Since 1974, the PMI Professional Awards Program has honored practitioners who achieve the highest standards of performance in project management and make a lasting impact in their field. “Every year, PMI leads the project management profession in recognizing the industry’s most outstanding accomplishments,” said Mark A. Langley, president and CEO of PMI. “The recipients inspire the profession through their significant contributions and we commend them on their achievements.”

The 2016 PMI Professional Award recipients are:

PMI Project of the Year Award
  • Winner: National Synchrotron Light Source II Project
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA
  • Finalist: Guaiba 2 Project CPMC Celulose
    Riograndense, Guaiba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Finalist: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
    Aurecon, Norman Park, Queensland, Australia
PMI Fellow Award
  • Walter Ginevri, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, PfMP
  • Ralf Müller, DBA, MBA, PMP
  • Beth A. Partleton, MPM, PMP
PMI Award for Project Excellence
  • Desjardins New Online Banking Services
  • Scripps Health ICD-10 Program
PMI Continuing Professional Education Product of the Year Award
  • Business, Inc. by Octigo
PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award
  • Projectcoach®
PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award
  • Connie Plowman, PMP
  • Dr. Prasad Kodukula, PMP, PgMP
PMI Community Advancement Through Project Management Award
  • Corporate/Government Agency Category
    • Caterpillar, Inc. – Global Project Management Team
    • The Children’s Home Association of Illinois
  • PMI Chapter Category
    • PMI Northern Italy Chapter
  • PMI Chapter Category—Nonprofit Partner
    • Mazao Onlus
  • Individual Project Manager Category
    • Tracy McKinney
Donald S. Barrie Award
  • John Breismeister
James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – EMEA
  • Dr. Saadi Adra
James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award – North America
  • Trenese McNealy
PMI Research Achievement Award
  • Stewart Clegg, PhD, University of Technology Sydney
PMI Scholar-Practitioner
  • Erling S. Andersen, Masters Candidate. Oecon BI Norwegian Business School
PMI Project Management Journal Paper of the Year Award
  • “Breakthrough R and D Stakeholders: The Challenges of Legitimacy in Highly Uncertain Projects” by Sophie Hooge PhD, and Cédric Dalmasso
PMI Teaching Case Competition
  • First Place: “Odisha’s Disaster Risk Reduction: Coping with the Challenges of Cyclone Phailin” presented by Hadiya Faheem and GV Muralidhara
  • Second Place: Raphael O. Boyd, J.D., MBA; Lila L. Carden, PhD. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP; Jamison V. Kovach, PhD., Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Professional Training Program Director; Calixo Mejia II, Master of Technology Project Management; Alix Valenti, PhD, JD, LLM
PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award
  • “Managing and Working in Project Society: Institutional Challenges of Temporary Organizations”
    Authors: Rolf A. Lundin, Jönköping International Business School; Niklas Arvidsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Tim Brady, University of Brighton Eskil Ekstedt, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Christophe Midler, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; Jörg Sydow, Freie Universitat Berlin

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and "changemakers" consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide.

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