IPMA-NL Project Manager of the Year Award 2018
24 January 2019
The IPMA-NL Project Manager of the Year Award recognises those individuals who demonstrate their project management competencies in the most effective way, regardless of the scale, number or type of projects they are associated with. Individual qualities are assessed, not those of any projects they have worked on. The nominees have proven themselves through the extensive IPMA 4-L-C certification process, based on the IPMA competence baseline (ICB).
Successful project managers are those who:
- Create a productive work environment within their project, as well as the drive and ability to make things happen;
- To find a balance between management and technical skills and to be able to deal with different viewpoints, backgrounds and personalities in and around their projects;
- Retain focus to ensure that the performance of their project teams is optimised and the project objectives are achieved;
- To incorporate as far as possible the recognised ten principles of sustainability in their projects.
The jury of the Project Manager of the year Award 2018 consisted of:
- Prof. Dr. Hans L.M. Bakker, TU Delft, chairman of the jury
- Ir. Clemens Bon, Oppidum, member of the jury
- Drs. Robert Knoop, ING, member of the jury
Golden prize winner: Roald Vos, Fokker Techniek, “Alex”
The aim of the “Alex” project is to design, certify and physically reconfigure a “hull” (better known as “Green Aircraft”) Airbus A319 ACJ into a VIP configuration. In addition to an aesthetically good looking interior, critical requirements for sound and weight – and thus indirectly the larger flight range of the aircraft – proved to be the most essential requirements.
The verdict of the jury:
“With his proactive and structured approach, Roald has achieved a formidable result with an eye for the human dimension. His motto: “Make haste when you have time, then you have time when you are in a hurry” runs through the project like a red thread.
The actual application of learning points from previous projects within Fokker, the early involvement of the EASA certification, the sharp risk management and change management, the adequate action during crises, the stakeholder management of many different stakeholders, the team management and last but not least his personal commitment and involvement the project led to a satisfied customer and own organisation. “