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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From Utopia to Reality: Project Management’s Origins in Literature to Our Mandate

As a student of project management, it’s fascinating to explore the earliest discussions of projects and their societal impacts. Understanding the origins of project management provides some insights into how early thinkers conceptualized organized tasks for the benefit of society. This post shares the foundational ideas that have influenced modern practices, showcasing the evolution of […]

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Sustainable Project Management and the Three Horizons Concept: Looking at projects from different perspectives.

In the rapidly changing business ecosystem, organizations, now more than ever, are integrating sustainability into their strategic visions for long-term success. Among the tools helping businesses forecast and shape their futures is the “Three Horizons” concept. This model, coupled with GPM Global’s P5 Standard, offers a potent framework for selecting projects and aligning them with […]

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The Local Economic Impact of Projects as a Core Component of Sustainable Project Management

The decision of where to develop a project can significantly impact the local economy. Considering the local economic impacts before initiating any development project is essential since it can have far-reaching consequences. The prosperity category of the GPM P5 Standard focuses on maximizing positive returns for as many stakeholders as possible. Therefore, it is critical […]

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Ethics and Decision Making as a Foundation for Sustainable Project Management Practice

Ethics is paramount to sustainability. It is the underlying theme that ties everything together. This is why our 2nd Principle for Sustainable Project Management is Ethics One of these principles is “Ethics & Decision Making,” which involves supporting organizational ethics and decision-making with respect for universal principles. Project managers must identify, mitigate, and prevent adverse […]

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The Relationship Between Project Activities, ESG Disclosures, and Sustainability Reports

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures and materiality reporting have become increasingly important topics in the business world. In recent years, investors and stakeholders have been placing greater emphasis on organizations’ impact on the environment, society, and corporate governance. As a result, ESG disclosures and materiality reporting have become essential for organizations that want to […]

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