Port Authority Agency Operations Center Program
Team Leads: Ted Bobowsky and Stephanie Dawson
The PMINJ Project of the Year Award (POY)
recognizes, honors, and publicizes a successful project
and the accomplishments of the project team for superior
performance and execution of exemplary project management.
PMINJ believes excellence, innovation and hard work should
be celebrated and recognized.
Any project with some or all team members located in the
State of New Jersey, coordinated by a NJ based company, or
completed within NJ that has effectively applied project
management principles and techniques is eligible to submit,
provided:• PMINJ affiliation is not
Projects of any type, from any industry in public or
The project was completed at the end of the 2016 year
prior to nomination and has been accepted as complete by
the customer / owner.
The project has an approved scope, schedule and
There are no restrictions on the use of the submitted
information after the final date of submission.
Research or development projects, which may contain
proprietary, confidential, technical or commercial
information, must be publicly disclosed by the owner.
The nominated project must have been successfully
completed using processes and approaches consistent with
the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Met or exceeded customer / owner’s needs as evidenced
by a letter from the customer / owner.
Met or improved on budget and schedule performance
when compared with original established budget and
Demonstrated originality and uniqueness of applied
project management techniques, including innovative
application of practices / methods.
Exhibited technical aspects and advancement of the
project management profession through effective
application of the ten PMBOK Knowledge Areas.
Demonstrated complexity of the project and unusual
conditions, issues, and barriers requiring special
management, team action and performance.
Phases of a project that have been successfully
completed are not eligible for this award. The entire
project or program being submitted must be complete
before an application can be submitted.
The PMINJ POY Director and / or designee will contact
the nominator to confirm receipt and eligibility of the
A panel of three “judges”, who are PMINJ members, will
evaluate the final project nominations. The final
evaluation process will consist of telephone interviews
of the top three nominees.
The panel will submit their individual scores to the
Director for final tabulation.
Based on the tabulation, a nominee will be selected as
the POY award winner. The runner-up project may or may
not be selected as an Honorable Mention.
The Director will notify the POY winner(s) at the
conclusion of the evaluation process.
The nominations, evaluation process and scores are
proprietary to PMINJ and will not be disclosed to
nominators or nominees.
If none of the nominees reflect the level of
achievement expected, PMINJ reserves the right not to
present an award.
Nominations must be sent electronically to
and must be received no later than September 1, 2017.
The Nomination Form along with the customer /
owner letter on company letterhead, should be sent via
Nominator ensures there are no restrictions on the use
of submitted information and permission has been
obtained for the use of copyrighted materials included
in the package.
There should be a designated lead nominator to
communicate with PMINJ regarding the nomination.
Some of the items that the evaluators are looking for
Complete Nomination Form in its entirety, along with
the customer letter confirming project completion and
Projects or programs don’t operate in a vacuum but are
strategic investments delivering maximum return on
investment and sustainable business value. The
nominator is assuring that the organization focuses on
the “right” projects that support the organizational
goals, whether for a profit or non-profit environment.
Embracing project management demonstrates to the
evaluators that you are embracing a critical driver for
Each project is “unique” with its own challenges and
constraints. How a project overcomes and navigates these
challenges requires a “special project team” – sometimes
part art…sometimes part science. Describing your “story”
will be very helpful for the evaluators to understand
your project and the operating environment.
PMINJ believes in rewarding hard work and celebrating
project success. Demonstrating and showing how
your project success may advance the project management
profession will be a major plus to our evaluators.
One POY award will be presented at the November 14,
2017 chapter meeting. PMINJ will provide complementary
registration to the November chapter meeting for up to
three representatives of the project team.
In addition, one Honorable Mention POY may or may not
be selected. PMINJ will provide complementary
registration to the November chapter meeting for one
representative of the Honorable Mention project team.
The selected POY winner will prepare a presentation of
their project for the November chapter meeting. The
presentation deck will be in PowerPoint format.
The PMINJ Newsletter shall feature the winning
project. Press releases shall be made to external media
for the presentation of the award. A recipient may also
coordinate additional publicity with PMINJ in
coordination with the presentation event.
01 Sep 2017 – Deadline for Nomination Forms
01 Oct 2017 – Finalist will be announced
14 Nov 2017 - POY is announced at the PMINJ Monthly