GPM gives DPEA German project Excellence Award 2012 Nuremberg, 26.10.2012 – the best German project serves the citizens security in Rhineland-Palatinate: introducing the BOS digital radio system for ambulance, fire brigade and police. A 40-member team of the Ministry of the Interior, for sports and infrastructure Rhineland-Palatinate provided 30,000 radios, built over 270 radio stations and made familiar to 90,000 users with the new wireless technology. Since then the blue light organisations relating”the country better. GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Projektmanagement Association named the Mainz team now to the best project team of in Germany. On the occasion of the PM Forum on 23 October 2012 in Nurnberg the GPM awarded the team the price German project Excellence Award in 2012.
At this competition, the Association annually seeks Germany’s best project teams with excellence in project management. GPM Board Gabriele Danzebrink praised the project management of this year’s winner. It had a complicated task for the introduction of digital radio to cope with. The construction of such high security networks is considered technically difficult challenge. So, the team had to bring together the expectations of partners and stakeholders. It has implemented different, opposing some of the interests in a common technical system.
In this vote of different requirements and wishes, the team has proven outstanding project management as Gabriele Danzebrink pointed out. Also, thanks to skillful control of the project, it has exceeded the budget by ten percent and adhered to all scheduled appointments. Also, the jury of the award noted a high level of satisfaction of the employees. There were three more project teams in the finals of the project management competition. A team of BWI Informationstechnik conducted an extensive IT project with a total volume of EUR 7.1 billion for the armed forces. The project under the name HERCULES integration is regarded as biggest IT project in the history of the Bundeswehr.