Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (1 of 9) “Benefits Focused”

There are a countless number of blog posts, books, articles, and papers on project competence or the application of knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to achieve the desired results (See the IPMA ICB 4.0) and even more materials on the knowledge of technical practices that a project manager should possess. There isn’t much discussion […]

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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 […]

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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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7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable

Last week I was asked to deliver a keynote presentation on sustainable project management to an audience of project managers in Australia at an Australian Institute of Project Management event. I started the presentation with a discussion about the future: our individual future, the future of our children, as well as the future of the project […]

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