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I'm a project manager: what does sustainability have to do

by Jennifer Tharp
March 21, 2012 | 61:08 | Views: 199 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.74 / 7

You’ve heard a lot about sustainability in the news, and your company may even have a sustainability department. Did you know that sustainability is also a core focus of project management? Project managers need to be fiscally sustainable – they manage time and budget – as well as socially and environmentally sustainable – they manage resources. However, sustainability isn’t just being “green,” being aware of our impact on the environment. We also need to evaluate risks related to labor practices, human rights, fair business dealings and consumer issues. Learn how to integrate sustainability into your own project management practices, and guide your company towards sustainability. One project manager CAN make a difference!

Sustainability in Organizations and Institutions - Part 2

by Josh Morfaw
July 10, 2014 | 62:09 | Views: 142 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.17 / 7

The “Sustainable Development” concept is sweeping across the entire world involving almost all social, economic, cultural, educational and political institutions. It is now unrealistic to think of running a program or project without a plan for its sustainability. The current economic and financial crisis plaguing world economies have a been a litmus on their sustainability and long-term viability of many banks and other financial institutions and this has had some dramatic effects in the implementation of projects sponsored by these financial institutions.

Three Steps to Sustainability

by Heinz Fabrinsky 
June 03, 2014 | 81:43 | Views: 224 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.55 / 7

Economic activities may be threatening our environmental and social resources. In the long run these effects are also threatening our economic proseperity which is unsustainable. Changes to sustainabilty can be led by qualified project managers.

Sustainability Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power

by Kristina Kohl
September 25, 2014 | 58:09 | Views: 342 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Learn how to engage the Board and the C Suite through demonstrating alignment between sustainable strategy and business value creation.

Project HEADWAY: The Greening of Project Management: You Should be the Change

by Craig Curran-Morton
December 22, 2009 | 45:29 | Views: 514 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.67 / 7

Over the last number of years, the concept of sustainability has taken on a much larger role in the collective psyche of the global community. Kyoto and Climate Change aside, the spirited environmental conversation has left an indelible mark on how we approach and think about the colour the environment. But what about its affect on projects and project management? How has it impacted your discipline and your projects? Join us for this Project HEADWAY webinar where we will explore the greening of project management and examine the role that the project manager can and maybe should play. This is a newer area of interest and should provide for some fascinating opportunities for discussion.

PM for Paradigm Shift in Business Management

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
May 16, 2014 | 65:17 | Views: 162 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.90 / 7

Growing complexity and increasing dependencies of global volatile economies are making it difficult for businesses to effectively pursue their strategic advancement and achieve goals. The emergent market challenges have driven a paradigm shift in business management where the advancement needs focus on efficient implementation of change that leads to strategic direction. 

How Agile Methods Promote Sustainability

by Jesse Fewell
May 09, 2013 | 57:52 | Views: 308 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.88 / 7

One of the key tenants of agile methods is to create a sustainable pace with self-organizing teams. But how does that work in the real world? Can I use agile methods if I have hard deadlines all the time? What if the only way to get ahead is to do whatever the boss says, whatever it takes? In this interactive webinar, you will learn how to avoid the real the human toll associated with business-as-usual.

Finding Green in Our Projects

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Adoption of LEED standards is typically framed as a means of reducing operating costs; the greater expense in designing and building sustainable facilities is offset by reduced energy consumption in future years. This becomes a theoretically easy business case that should be readily accepted: an investment in current periods providing future savings in costs. The challenge, however, is two-fold: it requires foresight and a willingness to invest in the long term, and there needs to be confidence that the promised benefits are realistic and attainable.

A Green PM Primer

by Andrew Makar, PMP

The project management domain is full of evolving terminology and buzzwords. Just as we get comfortable with the latest acronyms, new vernacular emerges. One writer called on a colleague to learn more about being a Green PM and pursuing sustainability in project management.

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