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APM Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch Young Project Manager of the Year/Undergraduate of the year competition 2017/18

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Posted by Colin Baker on 22nd Nov 2017

The YNL branch will  be challenging the younger element of Project Management by holding two competitions this year - Young Project Manager of the Year and Undergraduate of the year.

Undergraduate Student of the Year

A HEI can make submissions for each course/module that they run. Any individual student’s work will be considered as long as it was submitted by an undergraduate student for assessment between Sept 2016 and Jan 2018.

Submissions should be made by an academic at the HEI using the supplied pro-forma. All submissions should be made by January 29th 2018. There is no limit on the number of entries form each HEI, although each entry must be submitted on a separate form. The Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Branch Committee will consider and judge applications in February 2018. Judging criteria will include:

• Reference to APM Body of Knowledge and Competencies
• Applicability or benefit to business/industry
• Lessons learned for future projects
• Innovations or overcoming challenges during project delivery

Finalists will give a presentation of their work at a presentation evening in March 2018, alongside the finalists of the APM Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Branch Young Project Manager of the Year Award 2018. Marks from the presentation will be added to the marks already awarded for the written submission to provide an overall winner. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening. The prizes for the winner will be in the form of Amazon voucher to the value of £150 plus free individual membership for a year of the APM.

Young Project Manager of the Year

The Award 2018 is open to project managers and specialists aged 30 years or under at the date of submission but candidates may not be a student.  They can be working on any project where their involvement has been substantial. Submissions should be made using the supplied pro-forma.

We are looking for the candidate who has delivered the greatest benefit to their clients, project teams and wider stakeholders.  The emphasis will be on the positive contribution the project manager has made to the outputs and outcomes of their project, whilst recognising the essential role that the project management techniques have in delivering success.  Project management criteria are based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

Candidates must be nominated by the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Branch Corporate Member by whom they are employed or contracted. There is no limit on the number of number of entries from each corporate member, although each entry must be submitted on a separate form. The closing date for entry is 29th January 2018.

Further information can be obtained by emailing soyynl@apm-yorksnlincs.org.uk (Undergraduate of the year) and ypmynl@apm-yorksnlincs.org.uk (Young Project Manager of the Year).


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