THEProject - COLLEGIATE COMPETITION
Thank you all for your participation!
For all the participating teams, volunteers and sponsors, we have a consolidated brochure for you consolidating our successful event for 2023!
Congratulations to winning teams!!!!
1st Place - Team HACME from MTU
2nd Place - Team WileyWare from MTU
3rd Place - Team Bronco Cyber Consulting from WMU
Team Synced from Hillsdale College - Overcoming Diversity Award
Seidman Six from GVSU - Most Improved Award
Bulldogs of Business from Ferris University - Underdog Award
Warm welcome all the students, champions, mentors to our THEProject 2023 competition taking place at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville on Monday, April 10, 2023.
This year the competition was represented by students from Ferris State University; Grand Valey State University; Michigan Technological University; Hillsdale College and Western Michigan University.
1st Place Congratulations Team HACME from MTU!
2nd Place Congratulations Team WileyWare from MTU!
3rd Place Congratulations Team Bronco Cyber Consulting from WMU!
Who participates in THEProject?
Student teams comprised of 3 to 6 students from colleges and universities in the Western Michigan area. Although project management tends to favor business, computer science, and engineering curriculums, students of all academic disciplines are highly encouraged to participate.
PMP® (project management professional) certified mentors are assigned to each team.
In addition, there are faculty champions from each school, a core team of WMPMI members covering a variety of competition responsibilities, and a panel of PMP-certified judges.
Why do students want 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.
This competition is an excellent tool to teach real world skills to students, to incite an interest in project management as a career, and to ignite an understanding of how complex problems can be solved and solutions delivered using tools that have been honed in the fires of real-life practice.
Finally, the finalist teams in the competition receive cash prizes. Non-finalists teams may receive prizes in a variety of categories during the awards presentation as well.
What’s the format?
Teams are provided a real-life scenario and must provide solutions in the form of a project plan. The assigned PMP-certified mentors 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 have a number of deliverables with due dates to pass through the different Phase Gates. Teams are judged on their use of proper project management techniques, the quality of their solutions, and their ability to present their project plans.
The event day, which usually takes place on the second Monday in April, includes team presentations, other speakers, and the awards ceremony.
If you have any questions, please send an email to THEProject@wmpmi.org
TheProject 2023 Spring Competition
Student teams develop a plan to prevent and protect digital infrastructure from a Ransomware attack.
Recently Virginia State Legislature's IT branch was hit with a Ransomware attack resulting in data loss and interrupting legislation for weeks. As a result of the increasing trend of Ransomware attacks, the Acme Corporation has put out a contract to your team to develop and implement a Ransomware Prevention Plan and put in place a Ransomware Response Plan. The RPP should include enhancing current IT processes, training of IT resources (like clean desk and phishing training) and any desirable certifications for the infrastructure to achieve minimum risk from Ransomware. The RRP should include training for all employees, war line procedures and a desktop planning scenario plan for each year.
To learn more about TheProject 2023 see the details here
For questions please contact Matt Mills, VP Academic Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
WMPMI ARCHIVES Below for: THEProject Collegiate Competition
To all the students, mentors, school champions,
panelists, judges, and volunteers:
The 2021 event was a success because of you!
Each team was provided the 2020 detailed scenario - Inspiring Young Adults To Be The Project Managers And Project Leaders For The Future.
Read more about the THEProject 2020, participants, and the competition.
Award Winning Teams of 2020:
THEProject 2019 Finalists
Synergy Project Consulting
Huskies LEEDThe Way
Extreme Makeover Tech Edition
Renovating LEEDers of Cornerstone University - Best Presentation by a non-finalist
Urban Uptake of WMU - Best Project Book by a non-finalist
Team Libertas of Hillsdale College - Most Improved
LEED Lakers of GVSU
FERRIS Team of Ferris State University
Team Liberty of Hillsdale College