The importance of being multi-disciplinary with Sustainable Project Management

There is an ongoing debate about whether it is better to be a specialist or a generalist in the marketplace. Some recruiters have provided a recommendation of playing it safe by positioning yourself as a “specialist, with breadth.” In a Forbes article they recommended being a specialist in your topic and desire, and being a […]

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Lessons from Harvard 3: Discovering the Squiggle on Projects

This is the third of four posts based on my experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program that I took in November 2017, led by Dr. Leith Sharp, integrated with some of our GPM Global content where appropriate. The intent of these posts is to show […]

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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 07: Dealing with Cobb’s Paradox

“We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure—so why do they still fail?” Martin Cobb, Treasury Board Secretariat 1995 Cobb’s Paradox and the Solution This paradox has been frequently raised again and again in the project management community over the years. A generally accepted solution to it though seems particularly appropriate […]

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