Sustainability in Project Management

Sustainability in Project Management


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The concept of sustainability has grown in recognition and importance. The pressure on companies to broaden their reporting and accountability from economic performance for shareholders, to sustainability performance for all stakeholders is leading to a change of mindset in consumer behaviour and corporate policies. How can we develop prosperity without compromising the life and needs of future generations? Sustainability in Project Management explores and identifies the questions surrounding the integration of the concepts of sustainability in projects and project management and provides valuable guidance and insights. Sustainability relates to multiple perspectives, economical, environmental and social, but also to responsibility and accountability and values in terms of ethics, fairness and equality. The authors will inspire project managers to be aware of these considerations, and to apply them to the role they play in projects, not just 'doing things right' but 'doing the right things right'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409431695
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Series: Advances in Project Management Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gilbert Silvius is professor at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands and principal consultant at Van Aetsveld, project and change management. He is founder and program director of the Master of Project Management program at HU and an active member of IPMA, PMI and the ISO TC258. Ron Schipperr is project manager and consultant at Van Aetsveld, project and change management. He has over 15 years of experience as a project manager in realizing change in various organizations. Next to executing projects, he is interested in developing the profession of project managers and transferring this knowledge to others. Julia Planko works as researcher and lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht since 2008. She lectures in Economics and Marketing and supervises students with sustainability related research projects. Julia studied International Business Management and International Economics and worked as associate lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics. . Jasper van den Brink is an experienced project and program manager. He joined HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in 2008. Jasper specializes in training project management skills and the behavioral competences of (project) management. His research includes the application of modern psychological insights in project management. Adri Köhler is a senior consultant and project leader in the field of ICT and business operations. He was the project leader of the development of the Master of Project Management at HU and was course director of this program.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Nelmara Arbex; Foreword, Miles Shepherd; Preface; Introduction, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Adri Köhler; Sustainability in business, Julia Planko and Gilbert Silvius; Sustainability and projects, Gilbert Silvius and Ron Schipper; Incorporating sustainability in project management, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Jasper van den Brink; Reflection and conclusion, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Jasper van den Brink; Getting started, Ron Schipper and Gilbert Silvius; Appendices; Further reading; Index.

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