How often have you been approached about integrating sustainability into your projects, designs and systems? If you were asked to do this, would you know where to start? Would you understand how to educate and gain the most traction with your teams? This article highlights the necessity of making positive changes to our PMO guidance, and to integrating sustainability into our practices.
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Global powers, government and business alike are taking climate change seriously like never before. What can we do as project managers to help the environment? Here are 12 practical ways that we can embed green practices into projects.
Studies have shown that inappropriate requirements are the leading cause of project failure. And a few categories of requirements are not as well documented--and should be considered when it comes to projects within the natural resources and energy sectors. This article discusses the consideration of said requirements, along with the associated risks and opportunities.
IT projects that aim to protect at-risk species must navigate the world's most unpredictable terrain—and sidestep potential pitfalls.
Evidence is showing an extremely high rate of project failure, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better--particularly on projects that have many stakeholders involved, and those that require environmental assessments. What are we missing, and why aren’t our improvement methods working?
Many successful project managers can inadvertently be green at the same time. Why? Good project management practices that succeed in the three key ACE elements are coincidentally sustainable at the same time:
As an award-winning project, Rio Tinto Alcan’s Jonquière smelting facility exemplified its parent company’s commitment to sustainability in a number of ways. And that commitment began with transparency.
Sustainability and green considerations are no longer “nice to haves”, they are critical drivers of organizational success. Here we explore how sustainability is driving organizational strategy and consider how that will increasingly drive changes in the way that projects are executed.
Many, many years ago now, we were promised the paperless office. So what happened to the vision? What happened to the dream? What happened to all that lovely hippie stuff about a paperless society full of tree huggers? In a word: reality.
Your company environment, that is. Not all efforts to reduce paper are one-size-fits-all, and will depend on the front-and-center goals of the organization.