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Project Management as if the world matters

Presented at Northumbria Research Conference May 2012

Alex Hope

on 26 October 2016

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Transcript of Project Management as if the world matters

Sustainable Development
“The further development of the project management profession requires project managers to take responsibility for for sustainability”
Mary McKinlay - Adjunct Professor of Project Management ESC Lille
““PM’s need to consider environmental and social constraints as part of the planning process and identify risks, challenges and opportunities to the company before the project is launched”
Gregory Balestrero - Ex President and CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management
as if the world matters...
Dr. Alex Hope
Projects and Project Management are a crucial activity of organisations....
“Delivery of sustainable communities will depend on embedding principles and understanding... ...in the approach to project management and amongst project management professionals."
Academy for Sustainable Communities - Mind the Skills Gap
endeavor undertaken to achieve a desired
” (APM BoK 2006 p.150)
"The process by which projects are defined, planned, monitored, controlled and delivered so that
agreed benefits
are realised” (APM BoK 2006 p.151)
endeavor undertaken to create a
product, service or result” (PMI, BoK 2009 p.442)
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland, 1987).
“Adopting business strategies and activities that meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future" (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
"An individual or collaborative enterprise planned and designed to achieve an aim"
Project Management
Sustainable Project Management
Sustainability in Project Management
What is Project Management?
Sustainable Development
Project Management
Project Management
Research Agenda
Project Management and Sustainable Development
Project Management vs Sustainability
What is a project?
What is Project Management?
“The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to
meet project requirements
” (PMI, 2009 p.443)
Projects are the 'business' of doing 'business'....
Project are how organisations deliver products, services and change...
Project Management is Important
Current Research
Labuschagne & Brent
Maltzman and Shirley
Tom Taylor
Integration of Sustainability principles within project management
A new paradigm?
Re-imaging the Iron Triangle
Introducing 'Legacy' within the Project Life cycle
Programme & Portfolio Management - Planning for sustainability
Community-based Project Management: Where is the Community?
"Project Managers are ideally placed to make contributions to sustainability practices" (APM, 2006; Taylor, 2010)
Unsustainable Projects?
Views from the Field...
School of the Built and Natural Environment
Evolution of the profession
A Research Agenda
Project Management
“An endeavor undertaken to achieve a desired transient outcome whilst protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources required for future generations to meet their needs”
Sustainable Project
Projects are about change...
Sustainability is important
The choices we make today affect the future...
Maintaining ecosystem services without which we cannot survive
Creating a more equitable and just society
Sustaining human development
Adapted from Silvius & Schipper (2011)
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