Each year PMI Phoenix judges support the Future City competition to Arizona Schools by providing guidance and feedback to the teams. During the competition, each team is given four requirements to complete before the project deadline to be eligible for the best project plan award. These requirements include creating Project Goals, Project Schedules, conducting Project Status Check-ins, and completing a Project Reflection.

This year, our volunteer judges at PMI Phoenix have determined that the award for the Best Project Plan is given to Team Blue M&M from Arizona Virtual Academy. Team Blue M&M excelled at completing the foundational elements of defining their goals for the project, showing excellent skills in forecasting their objectives, assigning team roles, acquiring resources, and providing fantastic project assumptions and risks.

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Dennis Kinton, PMI Future City Director, (right) presents the Best Project Plan Award.

Schedules are a core component of any project. Team Blue M&M excelled in creating its project schedule by capturing tasks and critical milestones in an excellent Gantt Chart. Keeping a rigid task list of their remaining work and working as a team, Team Blue M&M was able to meet their Milestones and complete their project on time. One essential item that set Team Blue M&M apart was their thoroughness. Every requirement, task, and question was answered in length and in remarkable detail. All these items combined let the team do a fantastic job coming together to complete their original goals, earning them the best project plan award. Good job, team Blue M&M!

More articles about this year's competition are here:

PMI Phoenix Gives Back During Future City Competition 2023 Regional Finals – Arizona

PMI Phoenix Awards Future City Best Project Manager Award