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Nominations for 2018 Project Manager of the Year & Project of the Year Awards

Nominations for 2018 Project Manager of the Year & Project of the Year

2017 Awards

Photo from 2017 Annual Dinner

(Submittal deadline October 31, 2018)

It’s time to recognize those that deserve our appreciation.  Please send in your nominations for 2018 Project Manager of the Year (PMOTY) and for Project of the Year (POTY).  Click the links below to download the nomination form.  Complete the form(s) and follow the directions in the document.   




Each of us knows at least one project manager that has demonstrated exemplary professional performance or knows of a project that deserves a high five.  Well, why not tell them so.  One of the best ways to do that is to nominate them for either Project Manager of the Year or Project of the Year.

Submit nominations on behalf or an organization OR submit them as an individual:  Some organizations award these designations within their own ranks and submit their winning nominees to our PMI awards process. That is a great way to recognize and promote project professionalism within the organization.  If your organization does not currently do so, you can establish a new trend and begin the process this year. Even if your organization does not sponsor an internal award process, you can always submit your nominations as an individual.


Ben Yuan, PMP
Professional Development Director





Support Project Management Research - Participate in this Survey

Social Media use in Project Management

Social media is changing the life landscape big time. The recent reports suggest that the use of Social media is growing in diversity and influence in every sphere of life.

A recent study says that 7 in 10 Americans use Social Media to connect with one another (Pew research, 2018b). Another report highlights the growing influence by suggesting that “14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media” (Pew research, 2018a). More than 50% of internet users in majority of European countries actively use Social media, showing an expanding social media penetration and influence (Statista, 2018).

What does the above tell us? Simple: Social Media is going no-where and is here to stay, big time. All we can do is to use it effectively and smartly.

When it comes to project management; in hindsight Social media and project management is a match made in heaven that just needs a ceremonial implementation on earth, so to speak.

Given the above, it is extremely important to build new knowledge on how Social Media is being used in project management and how it can be effectively used in future. Organizations in many countries, particularly in China are setting great examples of use of Social media for business innovations. Learning from existing experiences and building new thought is just what we need.

To achieve above-stated objectives and help project management profession grow, we are conducting a largescale survey to collect some empirical evidence on the use and challenges towards the use of Social media in project management. The data collected through the survey will help build solutions and best practices in project management.

I, therefore, invite you to actively participate in the survey at the below given link.

Link to survey

  1. The study is expected to immensely benefit everyone, as results of this study will help you understand the influence of social media. The knowledge developed by this study will prepare you to be ready for using social media for professional work and building a successful career as technology is constantly evolving.
  2. The results will help in providing knowledge that can be used for furthering thought and building bespoke solutions and technology development to use social media securely for project management.
  3. Project management organizations can use the knowledge for codifying best practices.

The survey is open now and will remain open until October 15, 2018. Please forward the link to interested colleagues as much as possible.

Since 90% of questions are multiple choice type questions, so it is expected to take 10-15 minutes time in total. I will share the results with you by submitted an article for the PMI chapter to publish on the website.

Dr Jiwat Ram

Professor, Project management

About the Researcher:

Jiwat is a Professor in Project Management. He holds a PhD and MBA in International Business. He has considerable experience of working internationally in diverse cultures and business environments such as Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Australia, among others. He has worked in industry and academia and over his career, he has provided leadership in establishing, designing, and delivering Executive education / Master’s, Training, and Research programs.
Jiwat is currently serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Project Management.

Jiwat actively contributes to project management community by speaking at various events and writing on emerging issues. His work has been published in top scientific journals and Four of his published papers have remained in Top25 most downloaded papers. Additionally, two of his papers have been ranked as the Most Cited article published since 2012, one in the International Journal of Production Economics and the other in Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. More recently, he has published a number of articles on some of the issues confronting project management in various industry based outlets.

Jiwat is conducting this survey from both research and professional perspectives. From a research standpoint, Jiwat would like to document the growing influence of Social media in project management, and publish findings of this survey in top scientific journals. Professionally, Jiwat is keen to codify knowledge for development of best practice guidelines for use of Social media in Project management.

Gartner, (2017), Gartner Survey Shows VPAs and Messaging Platforms Keep Attracting Users
Pew research (2018a), 14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media
Pew research (2018b), Social Media Fact SheetStatista, (2018), Active social media penetration in European countries in January 2018



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PMP Exam Prep Study Group

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