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Presentation of Gilbert Silvius, on the 10th PMI Benelux day. (October 2009)

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  • PMI 10 th Benelux day The GUILD of Project Managers
  • PMI 10 th Benelux day Are we up to the challenge? Sustainability in Project Management Gilbert Silvius
  • Who’s talking?
    • 46 years of age, 2 kids
    • Education:
      • Royal Military Academy
      • MSc Economics (Erasmus University)
      • MBA (Catholic University Leuven)
      • PhD (Utrecht University)
    • Experience:
      • Royal Army (1981 – 1993)
      • Getronics (1993 – 2004)
      • Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (2002 – today)
      • Van Aetsveld (2004 - today)
    • Interests:
      • Business IT Alignment
      • Project Management
      • Entrepreneurship in developing areas
    Gilbert Silvius Professor of Business, ICT and Innovation Program Director Master of Project Management Principal consultant Van Aetsveld [email_address] www.gilbertsilvius.nl
  • Agenda
    • Introduction
    • Why study Project Management?
    • Sustainability in Project Management
    • Key concepts
    • Implications
  • Utrecht Business School
  • Chair of Business, ICT and Innovation
    • We inspire and innovate education and business practice
  • Fields of activities Applied research Education Business practice
  • Why study Project Management? “ It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” The pace of change is increasing
  • Why study Project Management? (2)
    • The dominant way of organising change is in projects
    • Projects and project management are becoming a crucial activity of organisations
    • Project management is underdeveloped in academic education in the Benelux
    • Utrecht University of Applied Sciences organises the first accredited Master of Project Management program in the Netherlands
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  • Support
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  • Sustainability in Project Management Is that doing projects on sustainable development?
  • Why?
    • Sustainability is without doubt one of the most important challenges of our time and the immediate future. How can we develop prosperity, without compromising the life of future generations?
    • Companies are integrating ideas of sustainability in their marketing, corporate communications, annual reports and in their actions.
    • It is for that reason inevitable that ‘sustainability’ will find it’s way to project management methodologies and practices in the very near future.
  • Why? Society level Corporate level Individual level Project level
  • Sustainability?
    • What is sustainability in management or development?
    • What are elements to take into account?
    • Underlying concepts or insights?
    • Definition?
  • Sustainability?
    • World Commission on Environment and Development: "forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
    • International Institute for Sustainable Development: “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.”
  • Key concepts
    • Sustainability is about balancing or harmonizing social, environmental and economical interests
  • People, Planet, Profit
  • People, Planet, Profit
  • Key concepts
    • Sustainability is about balancing or harmonizing social, environmental and economical interests
    • Sustainability takes into account the full life-cycle of the project / asset / product at hand
  • Life cycle thinking
    • "forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
    • Carin Labuschagne
        • Life-cycle thinking
        • On different interacting levels
  • Interacting lifecycles
  • Sustainability?
    • What is sustainability in management or development?
    • What are elements to take into account?
    • Underlying concepts or insights?
    • Definition?
  • Sustainable Project Management Local Society Global Society My generation Next generations Sustainable Project Management Stakeholders Exploitation & Management Modern Project Management Project manager Project Organisation / Company Project phase Project delivery Traditional Project Management Scope Time horizon
  • Sustainable Project Management
    • The management of project-organized change in policies, assets or organizations, with consideration of the economical, social and environmental impact of the project, its result and its effect, for now and future generations
  • So what?
  • Implications
    • Sustainability in Project Management processes and methodologies
  • The PMBok
    • What do we find about sustainability in the PMBok?
    • Where would we expect to find indications of sustainability?
    • What role can/should the guild play?
  • Implications
    • Sustainability in Project Management processes and methodologies
    • Sustainability in Project Management reporting
  • Research
    • Developing indicators for incorporating the concepts of sustainability in project management
  • Reporting?
  • Implications
    • Sustainability in Project Management processes and methodologies
    • Sustainability in Project Management reporting
    • Sustainability in Project Management competencies
  • Development of Project Management Competences
  • Sustainability in Project Management Are YOU up to the challenge?
  • Questions?
  • Contact information
    • Gilbert Silvius
      • Padualaan 101
      • 3584 CH Utrecht
      • +31 30 2586465
      • [email_address]
      • www.gilbertsilvius.nl
      • www.masterpm.nl