NGO Award Win Should Serve as Wake-up Call to Underperforming Project Teams, says ILX Thursday 30 October 2014 PDF Print The failure of projects can usually be attributed to a break-down in one or more key areas Leading provider of PRINCE2® training, ILX, believes the formal recognition of an Iranian charity for their achievements in project management is a timely reminder to underperforming teams of the importance of adhering to best practice standards. Their response follows the announcement that the Iran-based young people’s cancer support charity, MAHAK, has won the Project Management Achievement Award for their stewardship of internationally funded humanitarian aid projects. The success marked a notable milestone in the history of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), because it is the first time a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has claimed the award. The Internationally Funded Humanitarian Aid category seeks to recognise overseas projects that have either been delivered successfully or reached a notable milestone. MAHAK was deemed to be a worthy recipient due to the benefits its project management brought to communities and its ability to deal effectively with the special challenges that international development and aid projects presented to its project teams and stakeholders. Prominent project management consultancy and training course provider, ILX, has cited MAHAK as an example for poorly performing project management teams to follow. Global Head of Marketing, Kevin Tewis, said: ‘MAHAK’s formal recognition for their project management work is testament to their commitment to standardised project management principles, and should serve as a wake-up call to failing project delivery teams. ‘NGOs don’t have nearly the same level of resources as many project management organisations, but they have shown this does not necessarily mean project failure. By investing in accredited project management training and applying best practice standards to project management, such as those embodied in the PRINCE2 courses run by ILX, projects can be delivered successfully on a consistent basis. ‘The failure of projects can usually be attributed to a break-down in one or more key areas, which the right training and project management culture can help to protect against. It’s organisations that lose sight of this that tend to encounter the most difficulty,’ he added. ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2 training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 100,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments. PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of ILX in the following categories: Business & Finance, Education & Human Resources, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.