Sustainability Initiatives in Project Management

You want to incorporate something on “sustainability” into your organization and you’re not sure where to start. Although sustainability is becoming a hot topic and commonly used phrase in business circles, most people still aren’t completely sure how it translates into day-to-day business. I would like to propose a list of potential “sustainability initiatives” being […]
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Sustainable Product Development: Life Cycle Analysis

Sustainability is beginning to impact product development. Since products can be made from various materials it is important to consider how those materials influence sustainability. Peering into projects that are aimed to improve sustainability, the development process for a product is a prime focus. A growing concern, and required metric on many projects is the […]
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Sustainability Provides a Competitive Edge in Today’s Job Market

I often wonder how sustainability project management is impacting the job market, as it has become a need for many organizations. The incorporation of sustainability project management can give employers an opportunity to turn a new leaf and apply their projects in a more conscious manner towards the environment. There’s a great article by Kevin […]
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Project Sustainability – Part 4: Where to Go from Here

My last couple blogs have focused on the topic of sustainability. I am currently working with a group of consultants to develop international standards for incorporating sustainability into “how” we manage projects. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is starting to promote ideas and discussions along these lines as well. If you’re interested in following what […]
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Project Sustainability – Part 2: Communication Planning Continued

In my last blog I introduced the topic of sustainability and project management. I discussed how to incorporate sustainability processes into the life cycle of a project. My first area of discussion was communication planning. To continue the discussion, I would like to add a few more layers to communication planning. Typically we’ll map out […]
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