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!
What is Sustainability?
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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.
We will review trends and examples of what multinational corporations are focused on and how they are approaching the design and implementation of sustainability strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For those project managers practicing agile practices and methods, you already have all the ingredients in place to optimize your green initiatives. This article will attempt to illustrate how agile principles can enhance and compliment projects that have sustainability as one of its main end goals.
To really get environmental awareness to stick in an organization, you have to be prepared to go beyond setting an example and start to define green-aware policy and create a culture of sustainability. Here, we look at some practical, easy-to-implement ways that you can start to have a smaller environmental footprint when you execute on projects.