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The prestigious PMI Kerala Awards represents the highest recognition for the project management community in the state.

Being one of the finest professional organizations, PMI Kerala has established various awards under different categories to recognize the contributions made by organizations in delivering successful projects.

We are looking for exemplary projects from Kerala. And to meet resolute project teams who beat the odds to meet their project goals.

PMI Kerala chapter will distribute the awards in a luminous / grand event in presence of industry leaders and invited guests. The event will be covered by visual, digital and print media.

Nominations are free and multiple submissions are allowed. Share your inspiring Project Story and get rewarded!

Award Categories

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  • The primary criteria for classification as Large, Medium or Small will be the budgeted cost of Project. However, if need be, the applicant’s project may be re-classified by PMI Kerala keeping in mind the data furnished on project time-line and effort.
  • In case of Project of the Year nomination, the project should have been accepted as complete by the Client/Owner, prior to sending the nomination
  • In case of other awards, the project should have been accepted as complete by the Sponsor /Governing body of the nominating Organization, prior to sending the nomination
  • Permission is obtained for the use of copyrighted materials included in the submission.
  • Research or development projects, which may contain proprietary or confidential, technical, or commercial information, are publicly disclosed by owner.
  • Complete project management has been driven from Kerala, and significant portion of the project execution has been done in Kerala.
  • The nominated project has been successfully completed using processes and approaches consistent with Global Standards in project management, an example being A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh edition or equivalent.
  • Current sitting members of PMIK’s Board of Directors or any Board Support Committees may not participate in the nomination or evaluation process of an award, nor are those members eligible to receive an award.
  • Individuals or organizations that have failed to comply with PMI policies and procedures, including but not limited to PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, will not be considered.

Note: Kindly refrain from sharing confidential and restricted data while submitting nominations.

Submit your application

Award Title

Application Form

PMI Kerala Project of the Year Award – Large

PMI Kerala Project of the Year Award – Medium

PMI Kerala Project of the Year Award – Small

PMI Kerala Sustainability Project Award

PMI Kerala Social Project of the Year Award

AI Excellence Award – Services Industry

AI Excellence Award – Manufacturing

PMI Kerala PMO of the Year Award

PMI Kerala Rising Leader Award

Note: All offline application should sent to the email id awards@pmikerala.org and cc WINGS2023@pmikerala.org

Presentation of the Award and Recognition

Nominations have to be sent to the email id awards@pmikerala.org on or before July 30th 2024.

There is no limit to the number of project nominations each applicant can submit. For all nominations, complete project management must have been driven from Kerala and/or significant portion of the project execution has been done in Kerala.

All the nomination documents must be in English and submitted in electronic form, converted to a PDF non-editable format. The documents should be compressed into a single folder using WinZip etc. so that only a single compressed entity gets uploaded.

Wherever possible applicants are encouraged to support their responses with metrics and quantitative figures. Submissions should include explanation of all industry and domain based acronyms, wherever used in their responses.

Past Award Jury

Following eminent professionals were part of the Award Jury last year. We will be announcing the new set of Jury for the year 2024 by May 2024.

PMI Kerala Project of the Year Award

Lee R Lambert

A Founder of the PMP & CEO, Lambert Consulting Group

Lee R. Lambert, has established the standard against which educators and practitioners in the field of Project Management are measured. As one of the founders of the original Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Program® (1981), he is an honored and distinguished member of the project management community.

Jay Kumar

Non-Executive Director, WellnEx Global Services India LLP

26 years of rich experience in managing the preparing & executing master schedules for all projects including resource schedules, execution methodologies, milestones, cash flow projections and budgets. Experience in development of P&L driven Financial Management Model. Rich functional exposure in managing start-ups from conceptualization to operational & implementation stage

PMI Kerala PMO of the Year Award

Gaurav Dhooper

PMOGA India Hub President & AVP- Software Development, Genpact

A strategic thinker, Agile PMO Leader and Digital Transformation (DX) expert having two decades of IT delivery experience. Avid Learner on Digital Technologies, author and speaker on Agile and DX. Possesses strong hybrid, agile and traditional project and program management/account delivery management skills with vast experience in building strong motivated teams and delivering customer value. 

Cecilia D’Silva

Certified Independent Director, Winner of PMO Leader Award (India), Strategic PMO & Project Management Consultant

Certified Independent Director and a seasoned leader with a wide range of 25+ years of experience in Program/Project Management, large-scale operations and cross-functional collaboration in Banking, IT and Logistics. Winner of PMO Leader of the Year Award – 2022 by PMO Global Alliance India Hub Awards. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania (USA)

Visukumar Gopal

Vice President, Gevinst Technologies Private Limited

Visukumar Gopal is Digital Transformer, Project/Program Excellence Head, Strategy Specialist, AI/ML Data Science Enthusiast, People and Culture Evangelist, Change Management Expert, Innovation Enabler, and Public Speaker. He has 25 years of professional experience in building various Center of Excellence (Digital Transformation, Deep Tech, Delivery Excellence, P3CoE, Agile CoE, LEAN).

PMI Kerala Sustainability Project Award

Mangala Nagaraj

Executive VP – Global Software Professional Services, OPTEL Group

Senior-level executive with a 22+ year track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the IT industry. Visionary and creative with a positive attitude and steadfast commitment to excellence. Entrepreneurial leadership style with highly effective planning, organizational, and communication skills as well as a solutions-oriented approach to problem-solving.

Geetha Gopal

Chief Operating Officer, Verdana

Honoured by PMI as Future50, a prestigious list of change makers around the world in the profession of projects and programme management. Well experienced in AI, Infrastructure, Virtual Assistant and Automation solutions. Specialised in Project Management, Product Ownership, Digital Transformation through Automation, Change Management, Stakeholder management, Business Cases and Strategy Implementation.

PMI Kerala AI Excellence Award Service Industry

Tiendung (TJ) Le

Senior Lecturer, PMIT University & Former Chair of PMI Agile SIG for APAC

Experienced in industry and academia in Australia, the US and Vietnam. Pioneering, award-winning educator in project management using the Harvard case method. Lead, as chair, PMI’s Agile Special Interest Group for Asia Pacific. Certified with DASSM and DAVSC. Research in front end planning, lean-agile project management, sustainable procurement, health and safety in construction, and education and career in project management.

Liji Thomas

Generative AI Leader, Valorem & Microsoft MVP(AI)

She is an accomplished technologist and leader with over 15 years of experience in building cutting-edge digital experiences. She is a Microsoft MVP in AI, which is a testament to her expertise and contributions to the community in the field of artificial intelligence. As Manager (Data + AI) at Valorem Reply, she oversees the development of cutting-edge solutions that leverage data and artificial intelligence to drive business value.

Marcus Glowasz

Data Coach & Transformation Strategist

Marcus Glowasz is a data leadership coach and project management strategist based in Zurich, Switzerland. With almost 30 years of experience in technology and data-driven projects across numerous organizations, from large corporations to small businesses around the globe, he is well-versed in project best practices, including strategies for innovating and advancing project delivery practices using today’s data and AI capabilities.

PMI Kerala AI Excellence Award Service Manufacturing

Gangadhar Krishnamoorthy

Business Transformation Consulting, KPMG India

Business Advisory Consultant with a unique blend of solution design & delivery, business development & pre-sales, technical expertise in shop floor automation and strong manufacturing domain knowledge in providing transformational Digital Engineering solutions towards smart manufacturing (Industrie 4.0) and IIoT. Consultative assignments on Performance Improvement of Manufacturing industry through Digital enablement & transformation adopting Industry 4.0 & Technology

Cuong Quang

Executive Director and Co-Founder Octant AI

Cuong is the Executive Director for Technology and co-founder of Octant AI. He invented its signature product, Octant AI from his research at Said Business School. Octant AI plans, predicts and prevents cost and time overruns on major programmes and projects using artificial intelligence. Cuong’s experience includes the development of machine learning solutions for capital projects owned by oil and gas majors including Chevron, Total and INPEX, and tier one civil contractors in Queensland.

Contact Us

Any queries pertaining to this award should be sent to awards@pmikerala.org clearly mentioning “PMI Kerala Awards – 2023” in the subject line.

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