CHAPTER 42

Sustainability and Project Management

RICHARD MALTZMAN, PMP, AND DAVID SHIRLEY, PMP, CO-FOUNDERS, EARTHPM, LLC

To appreciate and understand the practice of sustainable project management, the project manager should have a fundamental understanding of the drivers of what we refer to as the “green wave”—the growing awareness by individuals of the need for sustainability and the practices that support it. Project managers should have this understanding in their quivers, because knowledge of the drivers and influencers can help to better understand stakeholders’ expectations. More and more organizations have sustainability goals, objectives, and intentions within their mission/vision statements, and they are very serious about achieving ...

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