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!
How does project management relate to Sustainability?
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Sustainability—the practice of changing how our organizations and society operate to live within the limits of nature while providing a high quality of life—is a rapidly growing field that needs people with PM expertise. Virtually all Fortune 100 corporations produce a sustainability report now; research has shown that companies pursuing sustainability typically have better stock prices; municipalities are pursuing sustainability goals; cleantech is now the largest area of venture capital. Sustainability has gone mainstream. Managing toward the triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic health) is becoming the expected norm. And project management professionals have so much to offer, for sustainability work in organizations is essentially project management and organizational change.
In this presentation you will learn how to: - How Project Managers Can Participate - Make the business case for sustainability.- Leverage best in class sustainability examples.- Integrate sustainability into PMI’s 9 knowledge areas.- Engage stakeholders with interests versus positions. - Identify cost saving opportunities with The Natural Step Framework.
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.
Martina Huemann will present the results of the PMI financed research project SustPM - Sustainable Development &amp; Project Management, in which sustainability principles such as economic, ecologic, social-orientation, short, mid, long term-orientation, local, regional, global-orientation and values-based were integrated into project initiation and project management.
In 1994, global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface was inspired to rethink its purpose as a company and climb "Mount Sustainability." This journey, referred to as "Mission Zero" - Interface's promise to eliminate any negative impact the company might have on the environment by 2020 - drives product design, engagement and all of the company's global operations.
The webinar introduces a framework and process that serve as the bridge for developing and managing a shared vision of sustainability. The Compass of Sustainability is the framework which allows teams to focus on four critical criteria for long term project success: North is Nature, South is Society, East is Economy and West is Wellbeing.
In this webinar, you will learn how to incorporate change management into your sustainability plans. Focusing on stakeholder management and tools and techniques to encourage high levels of engagement, this webinar will interest both project managers and managers alike .
In his presentation, Dennis will address the following questions: Why are Government Project Management Offices (PMOs) needed ? Why is Project Business Management (PBM) the right sustainability solution? How is a sustainable PBMO created? What are the values and benefits of a PBMO?
"Building Organizational Capacity and Core Competencies through Collaborative Leadership - The IDCoP Model" by Daniel Adewumi. Better implemented projects for local sustainability by Tony Van Krieken