Sustainable Estimating

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The post Sustainable Estimating appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder, Roman scholar, 23-79 CE Our culture encodes a strong bias either to neglect or ignore variation. We tend to focus instead on measures of central tendency, and as a result we make some terrible mistakes, often with considerable practical import. Stephen Jay Gould, naturalist, […].

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay

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The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Change Delivery Competence Global Goals Risk Management Sustainability“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” ” No idea who said this. “Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.”

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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. Benefits Management Business Case Change Delivery Management System Portfolio Management Risk Management Sustainability

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline. The post Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 04: Transformational Change Requirements

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Sustainable project management can help provide guidance with this. The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 04: Transformational Change Requirements appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and many countries and communities have been forced to make dramatic changes in lifestyle, plans and expectations. What is being demanded in many of these communities is a dramatic transformational change.

Sustainable Development Goal #11 of 17 and Project Management, Sustainable Cities.

Green Project Management

In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #11 of 17, Sustainable Cities and Communities. This goal encompasses ten targets of sustainable development. The post Sustainable Development Goal #11 of 17 and Project Management, Sustainable Cities. IPMA Management System P5 Project Management Risk Management SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management ICB4

How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability

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Sustainability is a critical business focus and a key driver of change in the way that organizations operate, and in the way, that project managers approach their work. The post How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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. Lesson One: Get Help. As has been already discussed the reality out there in ‘PMO land’ is that there is not a plethora of wise and experienced PMO managers, directors, leaders, heads, etc.,

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.

Sustainable Development Goal 14. “Life Under Water and Project Management”

Green Project Management

This installment in our series on the SDGs focuses on #14 of 17, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, “Life Underwater” This SDG has seven targets which you can read in detail. The post Sustainable Development Goal 14.

Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.

Green Project Management

The post Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example. Entries Global Goals P5 SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management GPM Village Green GlobalWe just posted a media release to announce a partnership with Village Green Global, who will sponsor a series of initiatives in the Russel Island, Solomon Islands.

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 01: Summary

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The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 01: Summary appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The world is trying to deal with and understand the recent challenges and upheaval caused by COVID-19. Though it is still early to wrap our heads around what is happening and what the future will entail, it is possible to taken in some of the early lessons learned and reminders that are coming out of […].

Does Big Business Care about Sustainability?

Green Project Management

Does big business care about sustainability and social responsibility? In general, the response is a strong negative: “NO big business couldn’t care less about sustainability or social responsibility!” The post Does Big Business Care about Sustainability?

How many concurrent projects following an agile delivery approach can your company sustain?

Kiron Bondale

You should certainly have plans being executed to build these skills internally, but this won’t happen overnight and if your company has compensation or cultural shortfalls relative to others in the local market, it will be very difficult to build sustained bench strength. Organizations that are in the midst of an agile transformation will often track how many projects within their portfolios are being delivered following an agile lifecycle.

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

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The post A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business appeared first on LiquidPlanner. When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be.

Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (3 of 9) “Change Agent”

Green Project Management

This third installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Change Agent.” The post Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (3 of 9) “Change Agent” appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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 DevelopmentI have long maintained that professional development organizations and associations that have a focus of expertise must establish a connection to global issues and develop platforms for action and partnership.

COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 07: Dealing with Cobb’s Paradox

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The post COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 07: Dealing with Cobb’s Paradox appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. “We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure—so why do they still fail?”

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. The post 7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Management System P5 Project Management Sustainable Project Management Sustainability in Project Management Sustainable project management

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 […]. The post Sustainable Development Goal #4 of 17 Quality Education (and Project Management) appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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. Climate Change COP22 P5 SDGs Sustainable Project Management Global Goals GPM Joel Carboni Sustainable Development

Brandolini’s Law in Sustainability Discussions

Green Project Management

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 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. The post The Sustainable Development Goal to End Poverty and Project Management appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries Global Goals P5 Project Management SDGs Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals Poverty

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.

Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (2 of 9) “Inclusive Leader”

Green Project Management

This second installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Inclusive Leader.” The post Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (2 of 9) “Inclusive Leader” appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Sustainable Project Management Inclusive Leadership sustainabilityMahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”

Why Your Sustainability Report Might be Awful?

Green Project Management

If you parse through the thousands of sustainability (non-financial reporting) online either direct from websites from major brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, or Nike, or even the mid-major companies that are trying to do the right thing, you will see something missing; and it is glaringly obvious once you start looking for it. The post Why Your Sustainability Report Might be Awful?

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.

Are you breaching the Code of Ethics by not being sustainable?

Green Project Management

At a recent presentation to a group of project managers in Australia I spoke about sustainable projects and sustainable project management. The post Are you breaching the Code of Ethics by not being sustainable? Ethics Sustainability Sustainable Project Management Code of Ethics Project Management Sustainability in Project Management Sustainable project management

How our Perception impacts our Understanding of Sustainability – Part 1

Green Project Management

The post How our Perception impacts our Understanding of Sustainability – Part 1 appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Perception is reality. We have heard that many times.

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. The post The Sustainable Development Goal to End Hunger. CSR Entries Global Goals Portfolio Management Project Management SDGs Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals No Hunger

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

Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (1 of 9) “Benefits Focused”

Green Project Management

The post Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (1 of 9) “Benefits Focused” appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Business Case Entries Sustainable Project Management Characteristics Competence Sustainable project management Traits

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. Ethics Global Goals Project Management SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Health and Safety SDG #3 Sustainability in Project Management

The GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management. Who uses it and how?

Green Project Management

It was conducted to find out how sustainability factors are incorporated into projects, by whom, where was the focus the most prominent, and most important, if the standard having a positive impact. […]. The post The GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management. Business Case Corporate Social Responsibility Entries P5 Sustainability Sustainable Project Management green projects materiality project reporting indicators Sustainable project management

Sustainable Development Goal #13 of 17 and Project Management, Climate Action.

Green Project Management

The post Sustainable Development Goal #13 of 17 and Project Management, Climate Action. Climate Change COP21 Entries P5 Paris Agreement Regenerative Development SDGs Sustainable Development Goals GPM Project Management SDG 13In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #13 of 17, Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. I am going to approach this SDG a bit different from the others in the series because this is a heavily debated topic. First.

How to Build a Sustainable Business

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Sustainability is a more important issue for businesses around the world than ever. Sustainable resources help eliminate waste and support healthier environments while allowing organizations to continue to provide the services and products that their clients demand. Most often, the term “sustainability” is used in regards to physical goods that have an impact on our ecosystem and preserving the planet. What Does Sustainability Mean in Today’s Businesses?

A Mercenary Perspective on Sustainability

Green Project Management

The post A Mercenary Perspective on Sustainability appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. I am blessed and cursed with never having had a boss. Despite the image above, I actually consider myself a capitalist and believe that it is vital to generate jobs and improve the overall economic well being of society. All of that said though, I do believe we need an overhaul because the existing US-based […].

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.