Finalists - Contribution to the Profession Award: Company 2020

The contribution to the profession award recognises organisations that stand out in the development of project management professionals and the delivery of projects/programmes/portfolios as well as demonstrating commitment to the improvement and development of the project profession.

Congratulations to the winner and all our finalists listed in this category below ...


PROJECT: Rolls-Royce PLC: Pioneering PM
ENTERED BY: Leanne McCulloch

Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies. At our Civil Aerospace Business based in Derby, we develop, manufacture and maintain gas turbine engines to power wide-body aircraft. In 2018, with an unprecedented order book, Programme Management was identified as a core business competency to drive future growth and profitability.

Pioneering Programme Management (‘Pioneering PM’) was launched to meet this business need: to engage and continue to professionalise our community of approximately 850 PMs world-wide putting Programme Management in Rolls-Royce on the map. Through multiple complimentary projects we have driven a step change in performance and revolutionised the function.



PROJECT: Royal Dutch Shell: Shell Project Academy Competence Development Framework  
ENTERED BY: Guus Van Ekelenburg

This submission outlines Shell’s project delivery excellence and hones its growth internally by assuring the requirement for competent people, and as a model to replicate externally. It is supported by Shell Project Academy (SPA) and its Assessment & Accreditation pillar. Since its inception, SPA has contributed to Shell’s recognition in Project Management. More recently it has:

  • demonstrated its commitment to the project profession via recent achievements emphasising intent and rigour making it a more compelling process;
  • maintained its alignment through ChPP accreditation; and
  • reaffirmed its support to APM ambitions by ensuring global reach and safeguarding excellence.


PROJECT: WSP: Strengthening Project Leadership Programme
ENTERED BY: Nick Hubbard

WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing technical expertise and strategic advice to the built and natural environment. Projects are the means by which we impart our technical expertise, delight our clients, and sustain a successful business; the development of our project professionals and wider project management capability is therefore critical to that continued success.

Our Strengthening Project Leadership (SPL) programme, combined with a mature project lifecycle and a culture of learning, collaboration and innovation has enabled WSP to deliver outstanding outcomes to our clients and make a significant contribution to the profession.

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