7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable

Green Project Management

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.

2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update

Green Project Management

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 Summit

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The Sustainable Development Goal to End Poverty and Project Management

Green Project Management

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. Entries Global Goals P5 Project Management SDGs Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals Poverty

Sustainable Development Goal #7 Renewable Energy and Project Management

Green Project Management

This week’s post focuses on SDG #7 of 17, Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The post Sustainable Development Goal #7 Renewable Energy and Project Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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

Green Project Management

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.

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

Green Project Management

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.

Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions

Green Project Management

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.

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

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.

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

Green Project Management

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.

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. Investors care more about sustainability issues than many executives believe.

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

Green Project Management

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 […].

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A rookie mistake with sustainable procurement… Lessons Learned

Green Project Management

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.

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

Green Project Management

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 Future of Project Managers

Green Project Management

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).

Launches right NOW: Sustainability Manifesto for Projects

EarthPM

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.

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

Green Project Management

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.

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 Goals

The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

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

Green Project Management

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 […].

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

Green Project Management

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. Global Goals P5 Project Management SDGs Sustainable Project Management GPM Global

GPM Takes Root in Russia Amid Historic International Events

Green Project Management

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!

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Behaviours, Simulations and Sustainability. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

Working for Yourself – Project Management Contractor or Consultant?

Arras People

The consulting route may be more difficult but the rewards potentially greater as you build a sustainable business. I’ve come to a point in my career that I think it’s time to try working for myself. Any advice for making the transition?

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

Green Project Management

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.

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Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. When men and women work together to broker peace, the peace is more sustainable.

6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

The Nordics are big on sustainability and business ethics thanks to their passion for the rugged landscape and their championing of the underdog. This is a guest article from Kayleigh Töyrä, coming to us from Bristol but with her roots firmly in Finland.

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10 Top Tips to Make You a Successful Contractor

Arras People

Work sustainably.

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The Importance of Localizing Project Management Literature

Green Project Management

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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Our brain is designed to accept new concepts – even sustainability

Green Project Management

” 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

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

Agile processes promote sustainable development. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”.

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

Green Project Management

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 […].

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The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

What variation to the process does your project propose, in order to sustain its current delivery? This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from smartitpm.com. Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016

Project Management Hacks

identifying whether a situation is “a start up”, “sustaining success”, “turnaround” or another case). The post 5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016 appeared first on Project Management Hacks.

Project initiation is like back to school…

Kiron Bondale

Students would start to enjoy a better work-life integration and a sustainable pace of learning could be indefinitely maintained. A sustainable pace of agile delivery can replace the peaks and troughs found on traditional projects.

How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis

Green Project Management

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.”

Changing the Face of PM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

This sustainability model was inspired by three aspects. The dream is that one day we’ll be getting 255 contributions per minute like TripAdvisor… by that time we’ll be doing some incredible sustainability work.

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The Value of Value Management

Green Project Management

This post highlights the importance of incorporating value management into sustainable change delivery. This blog post is part of a series that provides a foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker Management of Value (MoV) was the […]. The post The Value of Value Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Are you missing a musketeer on your projects?

Kiron Bondale

The more complex a project, the greater the likelihood of the project or requirements lead focusing on the current stage and progress of the project and its deliverables rather than planning and preparing for successful change adoption and sustainment.

4 Ways To Get Ready For Promotion

Project Management Hacks

For example, you can state $10,000 earned in 2015, $40,000 earned in 2016 and so forth. I read this book earlier in 2016 and found it a useful read. the value of using different strategies in a turnaround vs a sustaining success role).

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Strategic Project Portfolio Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel [Book Review] Projects are not very good at integrating long term strategy because they are short term endeavours.