PROFESSIONAL AWARDS CATEGORY

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PMO LEADER OF THE YEAR

PMO INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

The Professional Awards is the category of the PMO Global Awards that annually honors individuals around the World for their outstanding performance (PMO Leader of the Year) and for their significant contributions to the PMO global community (PMO Influencer of the Year).

 

Awards in this category: 6 (2 Winners and 4 Finalists)

PMO LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Three finalists. They will be awarded with special trophies (1 Winner and 2 Finalists) at the Awards Gala Ceremony (September 30th, 2020) in London.
PMO INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Three finalists. They will be awarded with special trophies (1 Winner and 2 Finalists) at the Awards Gala Ceremony (September 30th, 2020) in London.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS CATEGORY

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ENTRY STAGE (Entry Package Submission)
Jan 13th
Mar 13th
NOMINATION STAGE (Nomination Package Submission)
Mar 14th
Apr 14th
EVALUATION STAGE
Qualifying Stage
Round 1
May 2nd
May 14th
Round 2
May 16th
May 28th
Round 3
May 29th
Jun 10th
Knockout Stage
Round 4
Jun 12th
Jun 24th
Round 5
Jun 26th
Jul 8th
Professional Awards Finalists Annoucement
Jul 23rd
AWARDS CEREMONY
Professional Awards Winners Announcement
London, UK
Sep 30th
FUTURE PMO CONFERENCE
Oct 1st

PMO Leader of the Year Award:

 

  • Nominees must be at least 35 years old.
  • Only individuals with a minimum of a total of eight-year PMO leadership experience can be nominated.
  • The nominee must be working regularly as a PMO Leader in his/her organisation for at least two years, considering the date of submission of the Entry Package.
  • Directors, Heads, Managers, Coordinators or any other leadership position can be considered PMO Leaders.
  • The PMO Leader must have a minimum team of three subordinate professionals.
  • Consultants are not eligible to be nominated.

 

PMO Influencer of the Year Award:

  • Nominees must be at least 35 years old.
  • Executives, Practitioners, Consultants, Authors and Researchers can be nominated.

 

Both Awards:

  • Recipients of a Professional Category Award are not eligible to be nominated for the same award for two years after being awarded.
  • PMO Global Alliance affiliation is required for nominees.
  • Current volunteers members of the PMO Global Alliance Board and Global Directors are not eligible for any award as well as current PMO Global Alliance staff, contractors, and consultants.
  • Current members of the PMO Global Awards Board and Committees are not eligible for any award.

The Professional Awards category is open to any elegible individual and there is no restriction on the number of nominees per organisation or nationalitty.

 

Individuals can nominate themselves or can be nominated (with the individual’s approval) by organisations or other individuals.

 

The same individual can be nominated for both awards in this category (PMO Leader of the Year and PMO Influencer of the Year) but two specific Entry Packages must be submitted, one for each award, as the information requested in each Entry Package is different.

The contest is organised in two stages: Qualifying and Final Stages.

 

In the Qualifying Stage, nominees will be individually evaluated by different groups of judges in five rounds.

 

At this stage, the points obtained in each round will be added up and the three nominees who get the highest score in each award (PMO Leader and PMO Influencer) will qualify for their Final Stage as Finalists.

 

If there is a tie between two or more nominees, the definition of the winners will be given by the results of a pairwise comparison between them. If the tie remains, a new judge will be assigned to evaluate them comparatively, until the three nominees that will qualify to the next stage can be defined.

 

The Finalists of each award will be announced on July 23rd, 2020.

 

In the Final Stage, the three finalists of each award will face each other (pairwise comparison) to appoint the award winner.

 

The Winners of the Professional Awards Category will be announced on September 30th, 2020, at the Awards Gala Ceremony in London.

PMO Leader of the Year Award Criteria:

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    PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

    This criterion evaluates the nominee’s  journey, analysing his/her career in terms of consistency and the path that made the nominee become an outstanding PMO Leader.

     

    WEIGHT: 10%

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    LEADERSHIP

    This criterion evaluates how the nominee has been acting as a true Leader in the last 24 months, supporting and motivating his/her team to collaborate, develop skills and deliver value and results to the organisation.

     

    WEIGHT: 20%

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    BEST PRACTICES

    This criterion evaluates how the nominee has implemented and run his/her PMO in the last 24 months. It evaluates the PMO structure, practices, and solutions that were implemented by the nominee to deliver the expected results.

     

    WEIGHT: 20%

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    INNOVATION

    This criterion evaluates what innovative practices and solutions the nominee has implemented in the last 24 months to overcome organisation’s challenges.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    COMMUNITY

    This criterion evaluates how much the nominee actively works to create an engaged PMO community into his/her organisation, industry and country.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    VALUE GENERATION

    This criterion evaluates the effective results delivered by the nominee in the last 24 months to his/her executives, sponsors, customers, stakeholders, and the organisation as a whole. It also evaluates how much the nominee has contributed to the improvement and evolution of the organisational culture and maturity. Finally, it evaluates how the nominee has been encouraging the engagement of the organisation’s senior management and improving the sponsorship level.

     

    WEIGHT: 20%

PMO Influencer of the Year Award Criteria:

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    PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

    This criterion evaluates the nominee’s  journey, analysing his/her career in terms of consistency and the path that made the nominee become an outstanding PMO Influencer.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    INFLUENCE

    This criterion evaluates how the nominee has been consistently acting as a true PMO Influencer in the last 24 months, inspiring the PMO community, providing valuable contribution to professionals and organisations.

     

    WEIGHT: 20%

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    BEST PRACTICES

    This criterion evaluates the technical quality of the nominee’s contributions in the last 24 months.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    INNOVATION

    This criterion evaluates what innovative contributions the nominee has provided to the PMO community in the last 24 months.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    COMMUNITY

    This criterion evaluates how much the nominee actively works to create an engaged PMO community in his/her country and in the World.

     

    WEIGHT: 15%

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    VALUE GENERATION

    This criterion evaluates the impact of the nominee’s actions, words and ideas in the PMO community and how much the community recognise the importance of his/her contributions.

     

    WEIGHT: 20%

The evaluation process is exclusively online. Judges will watch the video presentations and supporting documentation to select the best nominees, considering the established criteria.

 

In the Qualifying Stage, the nominees will be evaluated individually by different groups of judges. In the Final Stage, the three finalists of each Award will be evaluated comparatively (pairwise comparison), and the best performer will be appointed as the winner.

 

If there is a tie in the consolidation of the judges’ results, a new judge will be assigned until the winner can be defined.

 

The Judges’ evaluations must be as objective as possible and will be performed based on criteria, supporting the identification of which nominees have an outstanding performance.

 

Judging Committee Members allocation will be defined by drawing. To avoid any conflict of interest, judges cannot evaluate nominees from the countries they are representing or from their countries of birth.

 

The evaluation process is strictly technical and there is no political or any other non-technical aspect that may influence or change the evaluation results. The Judging Committee decisions are final and cannot be disputed by the competitors.

 

The evaluation process and its scores are proprietary to PMO Global Alliance and will not be disclosed to anyone, except to the Auditing Committee, composed of Judging Committee Members from the same home countries of the finalists that will be able to verify all the detailed information of the final evaluations, ensuring the reliability of the evaluation process.

All applications and documents must be completed in English language (Business English), since they will be evaluated by an international Judging Committee who may not be familiar with acronyms and terms from your organisation, industry or country.

 

All submissions are made at the expense of the applicants.

 

The nominees must obtain all permissions of use from his/her organization.

 

Nominees grant PMO Global Alliance the non-exclusive right to use any submitted copyrighted materials for any business-related purpose, including press releases, and other marketing and promotional materials, including but not limited to video presentations.

 

The participation of all finalists nominees in the Awards Gala Ceremony and Future PMO Conference in London is mandatory and made at the expense of the finalists.

 

PMO Global Alliance will not reimburse any expense for assembling the Nomination Package, for any materials that may need to be created, or for any expense related to the Awards Gala Ceremony or Future PMO Conference.

 

PMO Global Alliance reserves the right within its sole discretion, and at any time up to the time of the presentation of the award, to determine that a participant is or has become ineligible for the award.

 

PMO Global Alliance reserves the right to accept or reject Entry Packages and Nomination Packages; make or cancel an award, or change deadlines as circumstances dictate, always aiming to promote the PMO Global Awards quality and benefit the PMO global community.

 

PMO Global Alliance reserves the right to rescind an award if it is discovered that any information submitted as false or misleading.

 

Nominees, finalists and winners will be publicized through PMO Global Alliance (and its partners) communication channels and external media. Participants may also coordinate additional publicity with PMO Global Alliance.

STEP 1 – SUBMITING YOUR ENTRY PACKAGE

 

Submitting the Entry Package is the first step to participate in the PMO Global Awards.

 

The Entry Package consists of a simple form, which will collect some basic nominee information necessary for the Organizing Committee to verify the eligibility of your Entry.

 

By submitting the Entry Package you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to all PMO Global Awards rules and procedures.

 

All Entry Packages submissions will be accepted until the deadline set for each category.

 

Within five days after submitting your Entry Package you will receive a message from the Organising Committee notifying if it has been accepted, which means your Entry will proceed to the Nominating Stage. Feel free to share the good news on your social media and professional social network profiles.

 

The acceptance message will inform your deadline to submit the Nomination Package, the next step in you journey.

 

If there is any pending information or your Entry Package is not accepted because it does not meet the eligibility criteria of the category, a message will be also sent to you within five days after the Entry Package submission.

 

Please submit your Entry Package by clicking the button at the top of this page.

 

 

STEP 2 – SUBMITTING THE NOMINATION PACKAGE

 

After the Entry Package approval, the next step is preparing and submitting the Nomination Package, which consists of  a video presentation, in English Language, covering the mandatory topics described in the Video Specification Guidelines (please see Guidelines side menu).

 

IMPORTANT: Video presentations shorter than 25 minutes or longer than 45 minutes will not be accepted and the nominee will be disqualified.

 

The video presentation can be a PowerPoint style presentation with the presenter’s voice recorded or any other format.

 

The video presentation recording process is the responsibility of the Nominee or the Lead Nominator. The PMO Global Awards team will not provide any technical support in recording the video presentation. It will be up to the Nominee or the Lead Nominator to find the best way to prepare the video presentation that should be submitted in the required format.

 

It is important to highlight that the video presentations of all nominees will be made available to our global community on different channels, since this is one of the main ways to share experience and knowledge, the true spirit of this initiative.

 

Share in the video presentation only information that can be fully disclosed, duly authorised by individuals or organizations whenever necessary.

 

We remind you that you will also have access to the video presentations of other competitors at the end of the competition, thus allowing you to learn about the good practices from other nominees.

 

By submitting the Nomination Package you confirm that you have obtained any necessary authorisation from individuals or organisations to comply with the PMO Global Awards rules and procedures.

 

The deadline to submit your Nomination Package will be informed in the Entry Stage acceptance message, as well as the instructions on how the submission should be made.

 

Within ten days after submitting your Nomination Package you will receive a message from the Organising Committee notifying if it has been accepted, which means your Nomination is confirmed and it will proceed to the Evaluation Stage.

 

If there is any pending information or your Nomination Package is not accepted because it does not meet the guidelines of the category, a message will be also sent to you within five days after the Nomination Package submission.

 

 

STEP 3 – MONITORING YOUR COMPETITION PERFORMANCE

 

You will not be required to take any action during the Evaluation Stage.

 

The results of each round of evaluation will be disclosed on the website within three working days of the completion date of each round and you will be notified by email message.

 

 

STEP 4 – ATTENDING THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN LONDON

 

If you are one of the finalists of your category, it is mandatory to attend the Awards Gala Ceremony on September 30th, 2020 in London.

 

All finalists and winners will be honored and recognized with appropriate trophies at the ceremony.

VIDEO SPECIFICATION GUIDELINES

 

The video presentation composes the Nomination Package and it will be used by the Judges to understand, clarify and enhance the necessary points for the evaluation.

 

Video presentations of less than 25 minutes or longer than 45 minutes will not be accepted.

 

It is not mandatory for the presenter to be either the nominee’s or the Lead Nominator, being allowed the narration of a third person.

 

There is no specific template for the presentation but it must use a sans-serif font, with a minimum size of 14-pt.

 

The video presentation content must be in the English language.

 

The following six topics must be covered in the video presentation as follows:

 

0 – COVER: Please include the Nominee’s name, Organisation, City, Country, and Lead Nominator’s name (if there is one).

 

1 – PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY:  Show the nominee’s journey, his/her career and the path that made the nominee becomes an outstanding PMO Leader.

 

2 – LEADERSHIP: Tell how the nominee has been acting as a true Leader in the last 24 months, supporting and motivating his/her team to collaborate, develop skills and deliver value and results to the organisation.

 

3 – BEST PRACTICES: Tell how the nominee has implemented and run his/her PMO in the last 24 months. Present the PMO structure, practices, and solutions that were implemented by the nominee to deliver the expected results.

 

4 – INNOVATION: Tell what innovative practices and solutions the nominee has implemented in the last 24 months to overcome organisation’s challenges.

 

5 – COMMUNITY: Tell how much the nominee actively works to create an engaged PMO community into his/her organisation, industry and country.

 

6 – VALUE GENERATION: Tell the effective results delivered by the nominee in the last 24 months to his/her executives, sponsors, customers, stakeholders, and the organisation as a whole. Present how much the nominee has contributed to the improvement and evolution of the organisational culture and maturity. Finally, tell how the nominee has been encouraging the engagement of the organisation’s senior management and improving the sponsorship level.