THE Project



They won THE Project 2017 on April 10, 2017
What is THEProject?

THEProject is an annual collegiate project management competition offered by the Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI).  Although project management tends to favor business, computer science, and engineering curriculums, students of all academic disciplines are highly encouraged to participate.  THEProject engages college students in the practice of project management, develops their leadership skills, and provides them with a showcase to demonstrate their leadership abilities on stage and in person with business and community leaders from West Michigan.  

How Does It Work?

Student teams comprised of 3 to 6 students from colleges and universities in the Western Michigan area must provide solutions for a real-life scenario in the form of a project plan.  Each team is provided a detailed scenario and assigned a PMP® (project management professional) certified mentor to teach them how to transform their solutions into project plans using the initiating and planning processes documented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (a.k.a., the PMBOK). Teams are judged on their use of proper project management techniques, the quality of their solutions, and their ability to present their project plans.

he event day, which takes place on the second Monday in April, includes team presentations, keynote speakers, and a reverse career fair where business professionals seeking employees and/or interns interview students. And, of course, there is plenty of good food and networking opportunities. The top three teams in the competition will receive cash prizes. Teams that do not place in the final four may receive prizes in a variety of categories during the awards presentation.
WMPMI has successfully hosted a Collegiate Project management competition every year since 2012.  THEProject 2017 ended on April 10, 2017.  We are now planning THE Project 2018.
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