Sitting in my pajamas with a cup of coffee, I was ready to hit enter on a LinkedIn post stating that we need to stop spreading the false notion that only 35% of projects are successful. As I was about to press send, I realized this needed more discussion and thought before being shared. Therefore, […]
Category: Project Management
What is a project sustainability impact assessment and how can it measure the value of social and environmental efforts?
Do you measure and place value on Environmental, Social, and Economic impacts in your projects? If not, you should. While outcomes matter to project owners, impacts are what matter to stakeholders. Stakeholders are a person, group, or organization that has interests in, or can affect, be affected by, or perceive themselves to be affected by, […]
Project Sponsors are the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Sustainable Project Management
In recent months, there has been an uptick in interest in sustainable project management. In 2022, GPM has seen a 20% increase in downloads of our P5 Standard for sustainable project management. GPM training, both in person and online, is growing in popularity, as evident in the growth of certification numbers this year. Additionally, the […]
Where should sustainability fit within the realm of projects, new products and service delivery?
Truthfully, it should be near the top. But sustainability encompasses so many facets, and knowing where and how to start can be challenging. Historically, in the corporate world, sustainability is a word that has often been used to describe business programs, products, and practices related to environmental and social considerations. Until recently, sustainability was viewed […]
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! […]
So… What is a Project?
“All is flux, nothing stays still.” – Heraclitus “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” – Alfred North Whitehead When I ask “what is a project?” I enjoy the different perspectives and interpretations. Concepts like work packages, ongoing operational tasks and even programmes are often perceived as […]