2PM and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Information Technology Services were recognised by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) at the Tasmanian 2017 Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) on August 25. The PMAA recognises, honours and promotes outstanding achievements in program and project management.
2PM and UTAS collected two awards, the ‘Small Projects Award’ (for projects under $20M) and, to cap the nights festivities off, won the overall Tasmanian ‘Project of the Year Award’ for the ‘Skype for Business Project’. 2PM and the University will now go on to the AIPM PMAA National awards in Melbourne on October 23rd to complete as finalists for the National Small Project of the year and National Project of the Year.
The Skype for Business project (led by Abby Bennett) required a substantial shift in thinking for the University’s large, diverse user base of 4500 staff across its 35 sites. The project aimed to replace its traditional phone system with a new, full-featured, collaborative, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution. To successfully deliver this project, 2PM and the University needed to work together to find a way to engage staff on the journey and make them feel confident that the new system would meet their communication needs.
These rewards are excellent recognition for the professionalism of the 2PM project team and its ongoing partnership with UTAS. The approach used by 2PM with the Skype for Business project has also helped to shape how future projects are delivered within the University.