All projects, regardless of size and industry, are
encouraged to participate.
The PMINJ Project of the Year Award (POY)
recognizes, honors, and publicizes a successful project
and the accomplishments of the project team for superior
performance and execution of exemplary project
management. PMINJ believes excellence, innovation and
hard work should be celebrated and recognized.
Any project with some or all team members
located in the State of New Jersey, coordinated by a NJ
based company, or completed within NJ that has
effectively applied project management principles and
techniques is eligible to submit,
provided:• PMINJ affiliation is not
- Projects of any type, from any industry in public
or private sectors.
- The project was completed at the end of the 2016
year prior to nomination and has been accepted as
complete by the customer / owner.
- The project has an approved scope, schedule and
- There are no restrictions on the use of the
submitted information after the final date of
- Research or development projects, which may
contain proprietary, confidential, technical or
commercial information, must be publicly disclosed
by the owner.
- The nominated project must have been successfully
completed using processes and approaches consistent
with the Project Management Body of Knowledge
- Met or exceeded customer / owner’s needs as
evidenced by a letter from the customer / owner.
- Met or improved on budget and schedule performance
when compared with original established budget and
- Demonstrated originality and uniqueness of applied
project management techniques, including innovative
application of practices / methods.
- Exhibited technical aspects and advancement of the
project management profession through effective
application of the ten PMBOK Knowledge Areas.
- Demonstrated complexity of the project and unusual
conditions, issues, and barriers requiring special
management, team action and performance.
- Phases of a project that have been successfully
completed are not eligible for this award. The
entire project or program being submitted must be
complete before an application can be submitted.
- The PMINJ POY Director and / or designee will
contact the nominator to confirm receipt and
eligibility of the nomination package.
- A panel of three “judges”, who are PMINJ members,
will evaluate the final project nominations. The
final evaluation process will consist of telephone
interviews of the top three nominees.
- The panel will submit their individual scores to
the Director for final tabulation.
- Based on the tabulation, a nominee will be
selected as the POY award winner. The runner-up
project may or may not be selected as an Honorable
- The Director will notify the POY winner(s) at the
conclusion of the evaluation process.
- The nominations, evaluation process and scores are
proprietary to PMINJ and will not be disclosed to
nominators or nominees.
- If none of the nominees reflect the level of
achievement expected, PMINJ reserves the right not
to present an award.
- Nominations must be sent electronically to
and must be received no later than September 1,
- The Nomination Form along with the customer
/ owner letter on company letterhead, should be sent
via e-mail to
- Nominator ensures there are no restrictions on the
use of submitted information and permission has been
obtained for the use of copyrighted materials
included in the package.
- There should be a designated lead nominator to
communicate with PMINJ regarding the nomination.
Some of the items that the evaluators are looking for
- Complete Nomination Form in its entirety, along
with the customer letter confirming project
completion and success.
- Projects or programs don’t operate in a vacuum but
are strategic investments delivering maximum return
on investment and sustainable business value.
The nominator is assuring that the organization
focuses on the “right” projects that support the
organizational goals, whether for a profit or
non-profit environment. Embracing project management
demonstrates to the evaluators that you are
embracing a critical driver for business success.
- Each project is “unique” with its own challenges
and constraints. How a project overcomes and
navigates these challenges requires a “special
project team” – sometimes part art…sometimes part
science. Describing your “story” will be very
helpful for the evaluators to understand your
project and the operating environment.
- PMINJ believes in rewarding hard work and
celebrating project success. Demonstrating and
showing how your project success may advance the
project management profession will be a major plus
to our evaluators.
- One POY award will be presented at the November
14, 2017 chapter meeting. PMINJ will provide
complementary registration to the November chapter
meeting for up to three representatives of the
- In addition, one Honorable Mention POY may or may
not be selected. PMINJ will provide
complementary registration to the November chapter
meeting for one representative of the Honorable
Mention project team.
- The selected POY winner will prepare a
presentation of their project for the November
chapter meeting. The presentation deck will be in
- The PMINJ Newsletter shall feature the winning
project. Press releases shall be made to external
media for the presentation of the award. A recipient
may also coordinate additional publicity with PMINJ
in coordination with the presentation event.
- 01 Sep 2017 – Deadline for Nomination Forms
- 01 Oct 2017 – Finalist will be announced
- 14 Nov 2017 - POY is announced at the PMINJ
PMINJ Project of the Year
Nomination Form and Guidelines
For additional information and submittal:
Louis A. Vazquez (Director, Project Awards)