As a project manager, you are focused on sustaining key variables such as your project, your client’s business, your profession and your career. In this article, we look at several of these variables and suggest that there are different approaches to evaluating how you are doing.
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Organizations are run by people, and those people have limits. When an organization pushes employees to exceed those limits, bad things happen. Problems sustaining project team performance and problems sustaining operational performance need to be addressed, and the PM has a role to play in both elements.
As a project manager, you’re used to focusing on the project itself. That makes sense when it comes to hitting deadlines and making your budget. There’s a gap though. You might be hurting the organization’s financial sustainability.
Most projects don't end with their launch date—they have an active lifespan and eventual decommissioning. Do you know what the true end-to-end cost of your project is?
Projects may end when the deliverables are handed over and the closeout activities are completed, but the impact of those projects is felt for a lot longer. Do you consider this element of sustainability as a project manager?
While much has been written about “repair or replace” decisions, not much has been written about the practical considerations necessary to ensure that equipment modernization projects achieve their objectives in a sustained way.
Shouldn’t the real focus of an enterprise be to deliver sustainable value to its stakeholders? How does a strategy that incorporates sustainability’s "triple bottom line" manifest itself in the way an enterprise delivers value to all of its stakeholders?
To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.
Project Management in Emergency and Humanitarian Aid: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) USAby
The PMI Educational Foundation enables nonprofit organizations to build their capacity by helping their professionals acquire and apply project management knowledge to mitigate challenges in their everyday work. Read how PMIEF helped the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), which serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in nearly 100 countries.
You can achieve small wins with your seminars by improving awareness with attendees about important topics in your community and industry. Let’s look at some trending topics that are perfect for exploring through professional development seminars—and the seminar wins this practitioner experienced through his local PMI chapter.