Achieving Organizational Sustainability Goals Through Strategic Alignment in Project Portfolio Management

We were working with a client recently and discussed the issues of prioritisation and alignment of projects to the organisation’s sustainability goals. Whilst they have published and publicly committed to a number of sustainability goals, there was no clear link between those goals and what was actually happening in the organisation. When I asked them […]

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Using Non-Financial Criteria for Project Portfolio Prioritization

Using Non-Financial Criteria for Project Portfolio Prioritization In business and project management, financial criteria such as return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV), and payback period have traditionally been the primary metrics for evaluating and prioritizing projects. However, relying solely on financial metrics can be limiting and may not capture the full scope of […]

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Breaking down the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management: Labor-Management Relations

The GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management is a valuable resource for project managers and organizations. The P5 Standard focuses on understanding and managing the potential impacts of your project on the environment, society, and economy. Although its practices are clear and straightforward, we often receive requests for additional context. Therefore, we have […]

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What is sustainable procurement, and why should a project manager care?

Procurement is hardly an interesting topic for most people. In fact, the average person probably doesn’t even know what ‘procurement’ actually means. Most project managers understand that procurement is one of the ten knowledge areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Depending on the industry you work in or the company you work for, […]

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Waste not, want not: how projects can drive reductions in waste

I recently watched the first episode in a three-part series on waste produced by the government broadcaster in Australia. The War on Waste (check it out here) examining various aspects of waste and how Australian’s waste significant amounts of money and produce the fifth largest producer of municipal waste in the world, producing over 52 […]

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Are you breaching the Code of Ethics by not being sustainable?

At a recent presentation to a group of project managers in Australia I spoke about sustainable projects and sustainable project management. During the presentation I put forward the argument that if project management is to be considered a profession, then we collectively need to operate to a higher set of ethical standards. So what is […]

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