When PMI structured the new “Talent Triangle” in 2015, ‘Leadership’ was singled out as one of the core competencies that Project Managers needed to have to be effective in the modern organization.
What does it mean to be a leader in today’s constantly evolving marketplace? Leadership as a term, however, can be ambiguous, having different meanings in differing situations. What are the right skills to be a leader right here, right now? Even if you have been in a leadership role for years (especially if you have been in a leadership role for years) you have probably seen the meaning of the term leadership in project management and the associated skills redefined many times over the years.
It has been said that Project Management (PM) is both science and art. On rare occasions the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently can be orchestrated to create truly exceptional outcomes. Every year the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMINEO) selects from among the myriad of projects completed during the current year to recognize two projects which embody both the ideals and practices of professional project management as defined by Project Management Institute and which have a lasting impact on the field of project management.
Known for his pioneering work known for his work in the field of project management, strategic planning and total quality management, these two highly sought after awards are named in honor of Dr Harold Kerzner.
The first of these two awards is The PMINEO Kerzner Project Management Excellence (PME) Award recognizes and honors one individual demonstrating significant contributions and continual commitment to the project management profession; enhancing project management concepts, practices and techniques. The PME is awarded to an individual for continuously exemplifying the characteristics of a strong, effective project manager throughout their career. This person demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the standards, goals and practices of project management.
The second award is The Kerzner Project of the Year (POY) Award which recognizes the large and complex project that best delivers superior performance of project management practices and superior organizational results.
Northeast Ohio PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry including, aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications. The Northeast Ohio chapter (a.k.a. PMINEO) was first chartered in January, 1990. Our local chapter serves a diverse membership located within the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area - from Cleveland and its the surrounding suburbs, East to the Pennsylvania border, West to Sandusky, and South through Akron, Canton and their surrounding suburbs.
Immediate Past PMINEO Kerzner Award Winners Include:
· 2015 – University Hospitals
· 2014 – Vitamix
· 2013 – Jo-Ann Fabrics
Who is Dr. Harold Kerzner?
Just in case you don’t know, Dr. HAROLD KERZNER is the Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a prior Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University, and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University. He has published or presented numerous engineering and business papers, and has published more than 50 college textbooks on project management, including later editions.
The Project Management Institute, Northeast Ohio Chapter, annually grants the two Kerzner Awards for excellent achievement in project management; one to a company and one to an individual.