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From the PublisherA first-of-its-kind book ... links the necessity of going green with project management. ... This book offers a flexible and adaptive approach to bridging the gap between going green and project management. ... a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers.
—Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning
... an impressive piece of work. An indispensable book for project managers who are responsible for green projects, and an essential source for anyone willing to apply good project management principles to green initiatives. Maltzman and Shirley guide us through the impacts of green to project management, helping us to understand the basic vocabulary and principles, and potential developments and needs. The book also introduces new perspectives that are likely to become a reference in the field: the SMARTER principle, the green spectrum of projects, and a detailed guide to the green project life cycle.
—Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, International Speaker and award winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008)
The green imperative affects us all, personally and professionally, whether we recognize it or not. Green Project Management is an idea whose time has almost come, and very soon all project managers will need demonstrable green credentials. This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd, allowing us to take a considered response instead of being forced to react when green is no longer an option. But do it because you should, not because you must.
—Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners
Greenality is the new black. Project managers need to consider the sustainability or greenness of their projects in the 21st Century; it is now part of their remit to make the best use of resources with this in mind.
—Peter Taylor, Author of The Lazy Project Manager
... an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you’re still cynical on this topic. Green + Quality is what your customers are demanding, and Rich and Dave wrote the ultimate guide for Project Managers to learn how to do this: metrics, definitions, examples and, very important, planning. Awesome!
—Bas de Baar, ProjectShrink.com
In this well-researched book, they explain why project managers need to view things through an environmental lens. Their measure of greenality will become another project process; a success factor by default for future projects. Maltzman and Shirley haven’t lost sight of the business imperative, either. They explain how being green is good for the bottom line, and when the business case stacks up, it’s good for projects and the planet.
—Elizabeth Harrin, Author of the award-winning blog A Girl's Guide to Project Management
Unless you plan on leading a project to colonize the moon, you'd better incorporate this book's greenality principles into your project success scorecard. We've only got one planet to live on last time I checked.
—Kimberly Wiefling, Author, Scrappy Project Management
... an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. They suggest that project managers add another focus to their work: viewing projects through an environmental lens. Maltzman and Shirley coin the term "greenality" to describe the degree to which you consider environmental factors that affect projects throughout the entire project life cycle and beyond. Greenality can be applied to all projects, and we will all benefit from this important concept.
—Kathy Schwalbe, Author & Professor, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College
Maltzmann (engineering, project management supervision) and Shirley (management, project management) offer guidance for project managers on how to implement green techniques and methods and maintain a healthy project bottom line. The authors address green terminology, green project fundamentals, types of projects, project development, execution, monitoring and controlling, life cycle assessment, lean thinking, and funding opportunities such as grants, rebates, and tax credits.
—In Research Book News, booknews.com, February 2011