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Practitioner of the Year Award

PMI India has established a number of awards to recognize and honor contributions to the Institute and for achievements in the project management profession. PMI India administers the PMI India Project Management Awards Program. This document contains the information and process to be used to submit nominations for PMI India's "Practitioner of the Year" Award.

Purpose
The purpose of this award is to recognize PMI® members from India for outstanding contribution(s) to the development and advancement of the project management profession in India and contribution(s) to the PMI community in India, completed in the previous calendar year 2011.

Eligibility
Eligible
  • The nominee(s) must be a PMI® member from India in good standing.
  • The nominee(s) may work in any field, such as business, government, nonprofit, academia, research, consulting, training, social sector etc.
Not Eligible
  • Current PMI® staff, contractors, and/or consultants, office bearers of Chapters (previous calendar year and current) are not eligible for this award.
  • Acts performed under contract to PMI®, directly or indirectly, will not be considered.
  • Individuals whose membership has expired at the time of nomination of this award.
Number of Awards
Two awards will be granted under this category. One Practitioner of the Year Award and one Runner up will be granted the award.

PMI® reserves the right not to select a recipient(s) for a particular year if the review performed indicates that nominations do not meet the stated criteria.

Evaluation Criteria
The nominee shall have met the following criteria:
Criterion 1: The nominee's significant contribution brought recognition within India and to the PMI community in India.

Criterion 2: The nominee's significant contribution to the profession expands and advances project management knowledge, use, and applications.

Criterion 3: The contribution demonstrates broad, far-reaching implications for the project management profession.

Presentation of the Award and Recognition
  • Recipients of the Practitioner of the Year Award and the Runner up will be presented the award at the PMI India Conference (28-30 September 2012).
  • The award will be publicized though PMI communication channels and external media after the presentation of the award. PMI India will acknowledge the Winner and Runner of the "Practitioner of the Year" award at specified PMI events and also through their e-magazine - Manage India and PMI Today.
Nomination Package Guidelines
Nomination Package Format and Rules
  • Nomination packages that exceed the stated page counts (see Nomination Package Content) will not be evaluated.
  • The nomination package must be in English.
  • Incomplete nomination packages and those received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed.
  • By submitting this package, the nominee has given or obtained permission to use the submitted copyrighted materials in PMI public relations and marketing activities.
  • All the documents submitted should be converted to a pdf non editable format. All the different documents being submitted should be packaged in one compressed form like for e.g. WinZip etc. and so a single compressed entity will be uploaded.
Nomination Package Content
The nomination package must contain the following:
  • A cover letter that identifies all materials and documentation contained in the nomination and ensures that the documentation meets all requirements
  • A document of no more than Three (3) pages that must include the following:
    • Length of association with person nominated by both nominators.
    • Type of relationship with person nominated (e.g., component member, business associate,
    • Frequency of communication during the nomination period
    • Description/documentation of contribution or service for which the individual is being nominated including statements of their knowledge of the contributions and achievements made by the nominee and identify their impact on PMI
    • Statement of recommendation for the award
Nomination Procedure
The nomination process will be in 2 steps:
Step 1: The nominee will submit 'Initial information' about the nomination before May 31, 2012 online on the PMI Conference 2012 website using the link http://www.pmi.org.in/conference2012/awards.initial.asp.

Step 2: The selected nominee will submit the application in specified format in nomination form before August 5, 2012

Nominator Eligibility and Restrictions
The nominee must be nominated by at least two (2) individuals, one of which must be a PMI® member in good standing.

The lead nominator must:
  • Ensure that there are no restrictions on the use of submitted information and that permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted materials included in the package
  • Assemble all supporting materials
  • Submit the nomination package
Nominator Submittals
Nomination packages must be received before August 5, 2012. The lead nominator should submit the artifacts by uploading the same in the PMI Conference 2012 website (the link will be shared with those lead nominators whose nomination has been shortlisted for the final round). As stated earlier it should be one compressed object that needs to be uploaded to the website.

Verification Process and Selection
  • The Awards Administrator will forward the nomination packages to the designated panel of reviewers, who are subject matter experts within the PMI® membership, for evaluation. They will initially verify the nominations eligibility and that the nomination package meets all criteria.
  • The lead nominator will be notified of the status of the nomination at the conclusion of the evaluation process.
  • The evaluation process results will be finalized by the August 31, 2012.
General Terms and Conditions
Applicant must agree that:
  • The nomination package will be completed in close conformance with the established format.
  • All necessary clearances, releases, and permissions needed for public release of all submitted materials will be obtained in writing.
  • Expenses will not be reimbursed for assembling the nomination package or for any presentation materials that may need to be created should the person be selected as the winner.
Additional Information
  • More than one individual cannot be nominated for this award. In the event that more than one individual is has contributed to the activity, the nominators should choose the person that they feel is the lead contributor and nominate his/her name only. To summarize, there can be only one nominee for this award.
  • Any queries pertaining to this award should be sent to awards2012@pmi-india.org clearly mentioning "Practitioner of the Year Award - 2012" in the subject line.
  • The decision of the designated panel of reviewers will be final.
  • In case the panel of reviewers feels that none of the individual submissions meet the minimum standards as stipulated in this web page, the award will stand cancelled and no Winner and / or Runner up will be announced.
Key Deadlines

May. 31, 2012 Last date for submission of initial information about the award nomination
Aug 5, 2012 Last date for submission of final nomination in the specified application format
Aug 31, 2012 Selection of the Project of the Year Award 2012, Winner and Runner-up


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