COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay

“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” No idea who said this. “Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.” Myron Scholes Many of us instinctively procrastinate and delay. There are times though, where the cost of delays […]

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Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (3 of 9) “Change Agent”

This third installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Change Agent.” Peter Drucker is famous for many quotes, none more so than “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Characteristic #3: Change Agent — challenges business-as-usual mindset, embraces change, seizes opportunities, develops […]

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Does Big Business Care about Sustainability?

Does big business care about sustainability and social responsibility? I often ask attendees to my courses and presentations this question. In general, the response is a strong negative: “NO big business couldn’t care less about sustainability or social responsibility!” GPM’s experience though is the exact opposite: YES big business aggressively cares about sustainability and social responsibility! […]

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide.  The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline. With changing expectations of consumers and investors and the […]

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Challenges with Using PERT for Estimating

This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W5_PM_PERT-Challenges. I am still surprised that with the number of project managers I meet who recommend this technique, which effectively puts the Flaw of Averages on steroids. This post is not specifically about sustainable change […]

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