This article takes a look at the sustainable pace concept from agile approaches. Given the time-to-market emphasis and use of terms like “sprints,” the idea of a sustainable pace seems odd to some people. However, it's really about taking a smart, long-term view to optimize overall value delivered.
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Being green and environmentally conservative--while not mandated in most cases--is just a good business practice. But what about potential negative project implications of being green and environmentally aware?
How green should your PM practices be? Applying green practices and ideas to the management of projects is relatively new to the project management community. Adding “greenthink” to projects means finding ways to practice common-sense conservation techniques that do not hinder achieving the project’s budgetary, timeline and value-add objectives. Are you making the green grade?
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.
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.
The truly successful organizations that end up embracing the principles of quality management and reap sustainable benefits do so by taking a more evolutionary approach. They sow seeds that are allowed to take deep root within the culture of the organization—while also harvesting benefits quickly.
In order to get ourselves and our teams to care about sustainability, we have to make the risk real. How can we do that? How many projects consider sustainability concerns as part of their PM plans? And what’s the cost of not doing so?
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.
With more than 10 years of being on the scene, it is safe to say that “Green PM” is not just a passing fad. The following tips and best practices might be helpful in your efforts to instill green thinking into your project.
Addressing seven common risks can help companies better prepare for transformational programs, save time and money, and lay the groundwork for a positive return on investment.