GPM is recognized for achievements in integrating sustainability with project management by the International Project Management Association
In 2013, as part of the International Project Management Associations (IPMA) Awards program, projects from around the globe have been given the opportunity to celebrate their success and achievements. The development of the IPMA Achievement Awards has seen the catalyst for projects from Europe, Asia and the Americas seeking global recognition for the innovation and achievement of the project management of their projects.
The IPMA Achievement Awards recognises the project management of the project and does not deal directly with the project itself. The program allows for the benefits of using project management practices to drive the delivery processes of the project and the resultant innovation and success, to be recognised.
The inaugural IPMA Achievement Awards presented a list of finalists that were all recognised for their achievements within the area of Community Service and Development, often in challenging and/or remote locations. Each of the finalists demonstrated a commitment to assisting in the development of benefits within sustainable communities. The diversity of the finalists demonstrated not on the challenges faced by global project managers, but the flexibility of the project management required to deliver the projects.
The finalist included a mix of projects which were all unique in their challenges but had commonality, in regard to the use of locally effective project management to achieve goals which may not otherwise had the opportunity to have been attained. Without innovative and dedicated project teams, community service, development and social change projects would not be able to deliver global benefits.