The 2011 Australian Business Awards has recognised three businesses in its project management category as demonstrating “excellence in project management”.
New South Wales bus network ComfortDelGro Cabcharge, project management services provider Point Project Management and training and recruitment firm Transformed were all named winners of the 2011 awards.
This is the first time project management has been recognised at the awards. A spokesperson for the awards said the category was added “due to the pivotal role project management plays in the development and success of organisations”.
The awards assessment requirements for project management asked for a comprehensive written submission, which may include reports attained through independent research, productivity reports, analysis reports and technical literature.
The criteria covered:
- Objectives, research and development
- Planning, leadership and strategy
- Execution and implementation
- Performance results
- Achievements and industry contributions.
According to the spokesperson, the project management award recipients needed to demonstrate an established, systematic and integrated approach to all the criteria: “The winners were selected because they achieved the highest scores as outlined in the specific criteria resulting in a singular organisation being announced as the category winner within their respective industry.”
The Australian Business Awards recognise organisations “that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries” as well as “the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through excellence of service, commitment to their customers, philanthropic ideals, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability”. This is the sixth year for the annual awards.
The Australian Business Awards were announced on 22 July 2011.