Today, Project Management Institute recognized the winners of the 2018 PMI® Award for Project Excellence. The winners were announced on Saturday, October 6 during a gala at the 2018 PMI® Global Conference – North America in Los Angeles.
The PMI Professional Awards Gala and dinner is an annual celebration of project, program, and portfolio management – and the industry stars who are not only changing the profession and their organizations, but enabling the evolution of their communities and the business landscape. PMI and the PMI Educational Foundation will honor those who represent the best of the best from across the world of project management.
Since 1974, the prestigious PMI Professional Awards have honored organizations and individuals whose passion, talent, and expertise have made the greatest contributions to the project management profession or to PMI.
PMI Award for Project Excellence – The PMI Award for Project Excellence recognizes complex projects that best deliver superior performance of project management practices, superior organizational results, and positive impacts on society with a project budget less than US$100 million.
- Europe, Middle East, Africa Region Winner: The National Training Programme for Emergency Medicine in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
RCSI aimed to make its training more efficient and effective. In Ireland, it launched an online portal in 2017, allowing trainers to visually track physicians’ progress across 36 key medical competencies, and offer targeted guidance if necessary. User testing and real-time simulations helped the project team get trainer buy-in. The team closed the project on time and on budget. Within months, 100 percent of the trainers were using the new system.
- North America Region Winner: Discharge Summary Program, University Health Network (UHN)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The project was spurred by local government and provincial health quality mandates requiring Toronto-area hospitals to standardize their discharge summaries. The goal was to make each patient’s hospital discharge a safe and timely transition back to their community. UHN launched a three-year, CA$955,000 project to improve the quality and timely completion and delivery of its discharge summaries. The project closed under budget and on time. Today, ninety-four percent of UHN patients now receive a timely discharge summary.
- North America Region Winner: Savannah River Site D-Area Ash Project, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Aiken, SC, USA
Coal-fired power plants served the Savannah River Site, which produced plutonium for the U.S. military. The plants produced more than 60 years’ worth of nonradioactive ash near a river that was a source of drinking water. The U.S. Department of Energy launched a project in 2014 to begin closing the ash basins. The team prided itself on being transparent to regulators. That helped the project come in ahead of schedule and under budget.