The Project Management Championship (PMC) is an international competition among university students. It has the goal to foster student involvement in the project management sphere. The students compete in teams of three to four people and have to go through three stages of competition. As a first step, the teams had to complete an online multiple-choice test in advance, which both IBM-teams did successfully. The quiz entailed 100 questions about project management and was the qualification for the national finals.
After the qualification round, the best teams were invited to the Austrian finals in the Deloitte headquarters in Vienna on May 20, 2022. Four teams were coming together in Vienna to compete, two of them being project management & IT majors. The groups were given three hours to work on a case study in which they had to prepare a project plan for an e-voting system. After an intense preparation time, the teams presented their results to a jury. The PMC was, among others, organized by an IBM alumna Carina Lechner, who was also part of the jury.
After the presentation, the winners were announced. The second-year IBM team consisting of Alessandra Riberi from Italy, Ana Carla Tovar Flores from Mexico, Anna Plejic from Croatia and Verena Fink from Austria, made it to the third place. The first-year IBM team composed of Dmitry Kuybida from Russia, Arthur Alves Gomes from Brazil, Luca Komar and Evelyn Stele from Austria won the Austrian PMC finals. They have the honor to represent Austria in the international project management championship finals in Berlin from June 10-12.