FAQ

Q. What advice can you offer about submitting entries?

  • The “Call for Registrations” begins 1st of July 2017
  • The “Call for Nominations” begins 17th of July 2017
  • Visit Awards for more information
  • Start the process early
  • Designate a team member who gathers all necessary information, completes the paperwork and submits it on time, and acts as a liaison between PMI KPC and the Project team
  • Review and fill the nomination application carefully
  • Justify in the submission why you think your submission should receive the award
  • Contact dir-awards@pmikarachi.org for assistance

Q. What categories of Awards are announced by PMI KPC?

  1. Project of the Year
  2. Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year
  3. Community Advancement through Project Management
  4. Project Manager of the Year
  5. Youngest Project Manager of the Year
  6. Entrepreneur of the Year

Q. What does each of the categories mean?

  1. Project of the Year:
    • The PMI Project of the Year Award recognizes the project that best delivers:
    • Superior performance of project management practices
    • Superior organizational results
    • Positive impacts on society
  2. Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year:
    The PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives. The award recognizes a PMO that has established a vision for value delivery and has had a positive and clear impact on business results.
  3. Community Advancement through Project Management:
    The Community Advancement award honors significant initiatives undertaken by organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility towards the improvement and well-being of the community.
  4. Project Manager of the Year:
    Project Manager of the Year award acknowledges and honors the effort of individual project manager/practitioner, who demonstrates best project management practices.
  5. Youngest Project Manager of the Year
    Youngest Project Manager of the Year award acknowledges and honors the effort of individual project manager/practitioner (age limit 30), who demonstrates best project management practices. This award is initiated to promote the project management practices among young professionals.
  6. Entrepreneur of the Year:
    Entrepreneur of the Year Award is an initiative of the year 2017. This category is introduced with a vision to promote project management practices in entrepreneurs with their startups to achieve better and successful results with a significant impact on the society.

Q. Who is eligible to apply for PMI KPC Professional Award?

Any organization/project team member can apply for an award which has completed a project between the date ranges “1st July 2015 to 1st July 2017”. The application for the award has to be made by a member of project team or an authorized representative of the organization. The nominated projects should be undertaken within and for Sindh region only.

PMI membership is not necessary. The project may or may not have won awards or other recognition from other professional associations.

Q. What is the nomination and award process?

The nomination process is based on following two stages:

Stage I: The award applicant/ project team member will need to provide information using online registration page (https://goo.gl/forms/NIFyUL4fB0XC9Au03). Those applicants who qualify to the Stage I will be considered at the

Stage II. The qualified nominees will be intimated through email from dir-awards@pmikarachi.org.

Stage II: Qualified applicants will receive a nomination form from PMI KPC. The award applicant has to provide more detailed and authentic information in the provided form, as required with the available project documents to support your application.

The applicant will submit the nomination form through email to dir-awards@pmikarachi.org. All the received applications will be evaluated by the panel of judges. The judges will shortlist three applicants based upon the quality and merit of nomination. The judges’ decision will be final and cannot be challenged. Each applicant can submit multiple projects under one category, but the previously winning submitted nominations are not eligible.

Q. Is there an application fee for the awards?

There is no application fee to apply for any of the PMI KPC Award category.

Q. Who select the winners?

Panel of volunteer Judges who are skilled practitioners and have successfully demonstrated project management expertise will evaluate the nominations. The panel of judges for PMI-KPC Professional Awards will remain anonymous and their decisions would be considered final and binding on all.

Q. Who administers the PMI KPC Professional Awards Program?

The program is administered by PMI KPC Board of Directors (BoD).

Q. When and where are the awards presented?
The awards will be announced at the International Project Management Day Celebration in November 2017 to be held at a renowned hotel in Karachi, Pakistan.

Q. How does KPC Professional Awards help your organization/ project teams to apply for an award?

The award process is based on the evaluation of different criteria such as project management practices, leadership, contribution to the community etc. For organizations this Award Program is revisiting their business process and best practices followed by them which can lead them to further improvement. If the organization is awarded, it will be a great pride and public recognition.

For project team members, while filling the nomination submission they get exposure to the world best practices which can replicate in their future work.

Q. What are the benefits of winning an award?

The PMI KPC Professional Award Program is a platform to recognize the organizations and individuals’ talent who contribute towards the project management profession. It is well recognized by industry and project practitioners as one of the most prestigious award for the project management community in Pakistan. The Award winners and finalist will be invited and publicly honored during the International Project Management Day to be conducted by PMI KPC in November 2017.

Furthermore, the award winners get great media exposure and get promoted across various media and social channels as follows:

  • Participation in PMI KPC Mega Event
  • Publicity through press coverage in a renowned newspaper
  • Publicity through of names and winner’s stories in PMI KPC e-newsletter, PM-Wire
  • Promotion through photos and videos on the PMI KPC website, Facebook, twitter
  • Certificates to winners & runner-ups by PMI
  • Video release of winners on PMI KPC website and social platforms includes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Q. Whom do I contact for more information?

Contact PMI KPC at:
dir-awards@pmikarachi.org
Or visit:
http://www.pmikarachi.org/awards2017/

Q. From where I can register myself for PMI KPC Professional Awards 2017?
Following the link of registration form:
https://goo.gl/forms/zUZ7bdmQ1tLBCnc53

Q. How to join both, PMI and PMI KPC?

A. PMI offers the member ship to the individuals, students and the Retirees. Just choose your desired option and get the membership benefits. For details you can visit: https://www.pmi.org/membership/types

Q. How to update your Profile & contact information?

A. Steps are

  1. Login to https://www.pmi.org.
  2. Go to My PMI option.
  3. Choose Profile tab.
  4. Update your profile and contact information.
  5. Press Save button.

Q. How do I renew PMI and the Karachi Pakistan Chapter Membership?

A. Steps are

  1. Login to https://www.pmi.org.
  2. Choose Membership tab.
  3. Click on Renew your membership option.

Q. My membership expires already, can I still renew it?

A. Yes, You Can.

Q. Can I join the PMI KPC without joining PMI?

A. For becoming the PMI-KPC member, you have to join PMI first.

Q. I renew my PMI membership and did not renew my Chapter membership, Can I change my mind and renew KPC membership separately?

A. Yes, You Can.

Q. I want to renew my PMI and KPC membership. However I cannot remember my login user ID for the PMI Website, what should I do?

A. Steps are

  1. Go to https://www.pmi.org.
  2. Click on Login at top right.
  3. Use the forgot username or forgot password option.

Q. What is the chapter’s annual membership cost?

A. $ 20 USD

Q. Do I have to be PMP certified to be a chapter member?

A. No, it is not the pre-requisite.

Q. What benefit PMI KPC is offering to its members?

A. Benefits are

  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Discounts Bonus benefits
  • Publications
  • Career Resources

Q. If I am a student can I still be the member of PMI-KPC?

A. PMI memberships aren’t just for working project practitioners. If you are enrolled full time in a degree-granting program at a college or university that has U.S. accreditation, or the global equivalent, a PMI student membership may be right for you.

Q. I am not a practitioner any more and not an active member so, can I become the PMI-KPC member?

A. Your enthusiasm for project management doesn’t have to end when you stop working. If you have been a PMI member in good standing for five consecutive years and have retired from active employment, you can take advantage of a discounted retiree membership and stay involved with the profession.

Q. What is a volunteer?

A. A Volunteer is someone who freely gives of their time and skills to a not-for-profit organisation in order to help it further its goals.  Volunteers are unpaid for their contribution to the organisation but are highly regarded for the assistance they give.

Q. Who can volunteer?

A. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and have a common interest in project management. They include students, retirees, full-time and part-time workers.

Q. Do I have to become a PMI member?

A. No, anyone who has an interest in project management may volunteer.

Q. What kind of time commitment do I need to make as a volunteer?

A. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term commitments of a few hours to long-term committee lead roles. The PMI Karachi Chapter has many different opportunities available, and the hours and skills required for each opportunity vary.

Q. Am I limited to one volunteer role only?

A. While we encourage new Volunteers to start with one voluntary role only we hope, that once established, Volunteers will expand or contract their voluntary commitments to suit their interests and lifestyle.  Volunteers are welcome to change or add to their role at any time, subject to availability.

Q. What do I get in return?

A. You will get a chance to build a professional network, gain skills and experiences and develop as a Leader.

Q. How do I let someone know that I’d like to volunteer to work on a project with the Chapter?

A. Send an e-mail to VP Volunteer (vp-volunteers@pmikarachi.org) to express your interest.

Q. Can I volunteer from overseas?

A. Yes you can depending upon the nature of work available.

Q. Can I volunteer with my family or friends?

A. At PMI Karachi chapter, we strive to create an environment that is professional yet very homely and hence a perfect place to volunteer in groups.

Q. Will I have to report to any physical office?

A. If you have signed up for or grand/annual celebrations that are held once a year, you will need to be present at the celebration venue, otherwise you can very well help us from the comfort of your home.

Q. Will I be trained?

Yes. For tasks that are related to the operational functions, you will be trained by the respective operations team.

Q. Will I get any experience certificate for Volunteering?

YES! You will get the experience/appreciation certificate. Plus we may surprise you with a token of gratitude as well.

Q. How can I become a Chapter Ambassador?

A. To find out more about becoming a Chapter Ambassador, contact the President or EVP for more details.

Q. How do I find out more about the Project Management Institute International?

A. To learn more about the PMI International contact PMI website.

Q. Who hosted the past Region 11 Leadership Conferences?

A. In 2017, Hongkonk hosted the event.

Q. How do I receive updates from the Chapter on upcoming events?

A. If you are a member, your registered email address with PMI is with us and part of our member only email list on which distribute all necessary information.

Q. I believe I can contribute to the Project Management Institute Karachi Pakistan Chapter newsletters. How do I get involved?

A. If you are interested to contribute, please write an email to dir-publications@pmikarachi.org

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