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Project management and sustainability

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Even more importantly, there is a huge potential to integrate sustainable thinking in project management, by understanding the way projects and their management interact with the environment and figuring out how negative impact can be minimized. The 4th IPMA research conference will evolve around the theme “Project management and sustainability.” Helgi Thor Ingason.

7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable

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Last week I was asked to deliver a keynote presentation on sustainable project management to an audience of project managers in Australia at an Australian Institute of Project Management event. The post 7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Sustainable Development Goal #6, Clean Water and Sanitation & Project Management

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The post Sustainable Development Goal #6, Clean Water and Sanitation & Project Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Global Goals Project Management SDGs Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals GPM Joel Carboni Water and SanitationThis week’s post focuses on SDG #6 of 17, Clean Water and Sanitation. It is amazing that 75% of our planet is covered in water yet there are entire countries that have limited access to drinkable clean water. There are several goals tied to this SDG but first, let me share some startling facts.

Learn about Sustainability in a few hours…

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” Nathaniel Branden Key Sustainability References Trying to figure out what sustainability is about can be a challenge. The post Learn about Sustainability in a few hours… appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” If […]. Entries

The Sustainable Development Goal to End Poverty and Project Management

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If you recently watched the webinar I did recently for IPMA on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you will know that I briefly covered two. The post The Sustainable Development Goal to End Poverty and Project Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. To watch the Webinar, Click here For the series, I will start at […].

Sustainable Portfolio Management – Foundational Overview

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This post highlights the importance of portfolio management for sustainable change delivery. This blog post is part of a series that provides a foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. The post Sustainable Portfolio Management – Foundational Overview appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Benefits Management Business Case Change Delivery Management System Portfolio Management Risk Management Sponsorship Sustainability Value ManagementIt is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent.

GPM Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa

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The post GPM Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Entries Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals GPM in Africa Sustainable DevelopmentNot doing so is to contribute to siloism and further separates business from the problems in our world.

Project Management and Sustainable Development Goal #3 – Ensuring Healthy Lives

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Sustainable Development Goal #3 and Project Management, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Installment #3 of our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. The post Project Management and Sustainable Development Goal #3 – Ensuring Healthy Lives appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Global Goals Project Management SDGs SustainabilityThis post focuses on SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being. This goal […].

Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions

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This post focuses on the current challenges of sustainable risk management within sustainable change delivery, with useful perspectives, tools, and techniques. This blog post is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. The post Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Primum non nocere – First, do no harm” – Auguste François Chomel (Hooker, p. 219, 1849) “The golden axiom of […].

Sustainable Development Goal #4 of 17 Quality Education (and Project Management)

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Sustainable Development Goal #4 is a whopper! By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, a thorough education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human […]. It has ten targets and in this post I am going to focus on only one part of one target. “By

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain! The difference between CSR and Sustainability.

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What is the difference between CSR and Sustainability? Sustainability balances resource usage and supplies over time thus ensuring that future generations will have the resources that we do. […]. The difference between CSR and Sustainability. CSR Sustainability Sustainable Development GoalsI get asked this question a lot and so I thought it would be good to provide a clear and concise response. Here is an explanation of both. The post Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain! appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Sustainable Development Goal #3 and Project Management, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Installment #3 of 17 in our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. The post Sustainable Development Goal #3 and Project Management, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. This post focuses on SDG number 3, Good Health and Well-being.

A rookie mistake with sustainable procurement… Lessons Learned

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The post A rookie mistake with sustainable procurement… Lessons Learned appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries Risk Management SDGs GPM P5 Standard PRiSM Sustainable Procurement“I don’t want to wear something on my body that hurts the environment or the people in it. It’s hard to know what is good and what is bad on the high street and equally hard to find fashionable or youthful ethical clothing. It shocks me that even today only 1% of cotton produced in […].

Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!

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Few companies make it a priority to communicate their sustainability performance to investors, or even develop a robust story about their sustainability performance. However, a growing number of investors are paying attention to ESG performance, as evidence mounts that sustainability-related activities are material to the financial success of a company over time. Yes.

The Future of Project Managers

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Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics P5 Project Management Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project ManagementYes, the image above represents the Star Trek M-5 Multitronic System from “The Ultimate Computer” (for you Trekkies). Could this be the future of project […].

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

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The good news is that there is now plenty of great research emerging on the context and conditions for successful PMOs; some of the lessons learned are simple and intuitive, others less so, as evidenced in this extract from Peter Taylor and Ray Mead’s Delivering Successful PMOs. Lesson One: Get Help. Do your research before jumping on too deeply. Lesson Two: Get the Right Leader.

The Sustainable Development Goal to End Hunger. The Role of Projects and Project Management.

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Installment #2 of our series in which we cover each sustainable development goal (SDG) and how projects and project management can contribute to them. Specifically, the goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The post The Sustainable Development Goal to End Hunger. Ending Hunger Q. What is the goal?

Brandolini’s Law in Sustainability Discussions

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Dealing With Nonsensical Sustainability Positions I have recently experienced a number of profoundly confusing and somewhat bizarre positions and arguments on LinkedIn (and elsewhere). The post Brandolini’s Law in Sustainability Discussions appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Climate Change COP21 Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability Sustainable Development GoalsThough these entries are obviously […].

Launches right NOW: Sustainability Manifesto for Projects

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Today, we are proudly launching the Sustainability Manifesto for Projects. Let’s make it a sustainable one! We urge you to read it, download it , support it, and share it with your teams and connections. Share it assertively! They are our projects, it’s our future. Click here to support this effort! We don’t want any money, we’re not pushing any product. Thanks

The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

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Entries P5 Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management GPM Global“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.”

Sustainable Development Goal #8 Good Jobs, Economic Growth, and Project Management

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Our latest post on the SDGS focuses on #8 of 17, Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic, full and productive employment and decent work for all. The post Sustainable Development Goal #8 Good Jobs, Economic Growth, and Project Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Global Young Crew Workshop 2016 – Sustainable and Creative Projects for Our Future

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The discoveries I picked up – adding a layer of sustainability in our projects, splashing in some creativity and way of providing and getting some coaching in the project team. Sustainable Projects – Call for Action. The keynote speech about sustainability issues in our projects by Joel Carboni was not something new. So – what would I discover? Today! Dance.

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Humble Consulting – sustainable results through a different approach

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The chance to reach a sustainable change is much higher if all people of the organisation are engaged in the change, irrespective of their hierarchical status. The post Humble Consulting – sustainable results through a different approach appeared first on IPMA Blog - Learn more about project management. A few weeks ago I got acquainted with a new book authored by Edgar H. Schein.

SDG #5 Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls & project management.

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The latest in our series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) focuses on #5 (of 17), Gender Equality. They are vital to to sustainable development. Entries Project Management Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management Equality GPM Global SDG#5The following are the specific targets under this SDG. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and […]. The post SDG #5 Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls & project management.

Is Your Project Sustainable? Episode 47

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Sustainability is such a buzzword today. Yet, I don’t think we think much about it when talking about projects – unless the project happens to be related to environmental, sustainability, green energy, or other related topic. The post Is Your Project Sustainable? Sustainability is such a buzzword today. Yet, I don’t think we think much about it when talking about projects – unless the project happens to be related to environmental, sustainability, green energy, or other related topic. Today we talk […]. Today we talk […] Podcast

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2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update

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The compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support Sustainable Development goals. Climate Change Global Goals SDGs Sustainable Development Goals UN Global Compact GPM Leader SummitWhat is great about the compact […].

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SDG #10 of 17 and Project Management, Reducing Inequality.

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Sustainable Development Goal #10 and Project Management, Reducing Inequalities within and among countries. This goal encompasses seven targets of sustainable development however for the purpose of this post we are going to focus on three. P5 Project Management SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management #GlobalGoals GPM SDG #10 Sustainable project management

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When there is no plan B

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A group of MPM students from Reykjavik University told us about basic definitions of sustainability and the meaning of the Paris convention. Professor Gilbert Silvius explained how sustainability has become a core issue for some larger international corporations and should in fact be an integral part of the bodies of knowledge for project management, which is the case with the recent ICB4.

Our brain is designed to accept new concepts – even sustainability

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” Sir Geoffrey Vickers 1965 – For many the notion of sustainability is a […]. The post Our brain is designed to accept new concepts – even sustainability appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries Project Management Sustainable Project Management“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.”

GPM Takes Root in Russia Amid Historic International Events

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Climate Change Competence Entries P5 Paris Agreement Sustainable Development Goals GPM Global RussiaApril was a busy month for all of us at GPM. We have activity buzzing all over the globe which is exciting! In this post, which we would normally issue a press release for, I chose a blog format as I wanted to share some personal thoughts rather than a quote. On April 16th, I […].

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Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

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and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the. Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N His work at the U.N

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Keep on scammin’ on: The evil brilliance, success and recurrence of The Playbook

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Benefits Management Climate Change COP21 Corporate Social Responsibility Risk Management Sustainability Sustainable Development GoalsLeading student in business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey persuasively argues that the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Noam Chomsky, World Orders: Old and […].

Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998. Competing in the 1998.

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The challenges dealing with child labour in the fast fashion or “McFashion” garment industry

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Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Ethics SDGs Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals UN Global Compact“Why do I feel so strongly that fashion is a pivotal industry to get right? Firstly because it is a full spectrum industry. It extends from the farmers that grow cotton to the women beading in ateliers, it encompasses millions of people from agriculture to the creative marketing and selling. It is also dependent on […].

Sustainable Risk Management – Organizational Factors

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This post is intended to provide the foundational concepts around organizational sustainable risk management factors. This post also recommends adopting sustainable risk management as a core discipline within sustainable change delivery. This is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. The post Sustainable Risk Management – Organizational Factors appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. “It is far better to grasp the universe as […].

The Importance of Localizing Project Management Literature

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Project Management Project Management Literature Sustainable Project Management Dr. Abdelsalam JaroshiDr. Abdelsalam Jaroshi GPM Partner – Turkey and North Africa CEO – Diwan International (formerly Libyan Diwan LLC.) Business Development Director – PMRi Ltd.

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8 Sustainability Trends for 2017

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Here – courtesy of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership – are your 8 Sustainability Trends Driving Business in 2017. The title is interesting to us in that in is very similar to our latest book: “ Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success – The Sustainability Wheel “ Seems like we’re all … driving.

500 years of German Beer Purity Law

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As a matter of fact, we need to strive for sustainability in projects. Featured Know how News Law SustainabilityThis year Bavaria celebrates a law that is 500 years in existence and is the most popular law as it impacts the way beer brewing is conducted. The roots can be dated back as early as in the 15 th Century. What was the purpose of such a regulation?

Never work weekends again: The keys to a sustainable work pace

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A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Rich speak at the Telesummit. Software development projects are. Software development projects are.

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How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis

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Entries P5 Project Management Project Management Literature Sustainable Project Management GPM Global P5 Standard Sustainabiltiy in Project Management“Risk comes from not knowing what you`re doing.” Warren Buffett “Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” Theodore Roosevelt What is the P5 Impact Analysis?