Announcing a new scholarship opportunity for Secondary Level Global Finals teams! The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is sponsoring a $3,500 college scholarship for the team with the strongest project plan. The winning team will divide the scholarship equally among team members.
- Secondary Level teams with at least one junior or senior level student are invited to submit a project plan.
- Teams must be qualified for and planning to attend Global Finals 2018
- The application and project plan must be written in English by members of the team. Teams from outside of the U.S. may have assistance with the translation of their project plan, but the plan must be written by team members.
Submission: Teams must supply an electronic copy of the project plan for their Global Finals Team Challenge solution. To ensure the project plan is legible, teams must recreate their original project plan by filling out the template included in the application. Email completed applications and project plans to Kris Beisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scoring Criteria: Project plans will be appraised based the project management steps and process groups as described in Roadmap:
- Identify and understand Challenge Requirements
- Define the Team’s Project Deliverables (mini-projects or tasks)
- Define the goals and success measures for the project
- Evaluate resources, constraints, and assumptions
- Explore the scope of the project
- Consider deliverables and dependencies
- Establish project managers for each deliverable or mini-project
- Sequence, schedule, and set milestones
- Plan and procure resources and materials
- Assess risks and plan for prevention or mitigation
- Monitor and control the project and its deliverables
- Review the project and ensure the project meets the requirements of the Challenge and the requirements defined by the team
Appraisers will be looking for detailed and thorough explanations for the plans the team made for each part of the project management process.
Deadline: April 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Award: The $3,500 scholarship will be awarded at Global Finals. The amount will be divided equally among team members. The scholarships will be paid either directly to the university or college of the student’s choice or to a qualified college savings plan. (Special arrangements will be made if the winning team resides outside of the United States.)