Title:Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel
Author:Richard Maltzman
Category:Business, Program Management, Process Improvement
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In Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel, the authors present advice on how enterprises can attain higher levels of sustainability and sustained project success. The book introduces a new tool called the Sustainability WheelTM that tells you where you are and what you need to improve.

The Sustainability Wheel identifies six interrelated dimensions of sustainability integration:

•Respect – the sustainability philosophy of the organization

•Reflect – how that philosophy is conveyed internally

•Connect – how external stakeholders view the organization

•Detect – how the organization identifies, analyzes, and responds to sustainability threats

•Reject – how the organization eliminates inefficiency and waste

•Project – how the organization identifies, develops, and measures opportunities and converts them to projects and programs aligned with its central mission

The book contains a set of questions designed to measure your organization’s sustainability in each dimension. Armed with this valuable feedback, you can determine priorities for sustainability improvement, validate that present sustainability efforts are within your organization’s mission/vision, and provide a mechanism to integrate sustainability into everyday operations. This can lead your organization to key benefits such as improved innovation, reduced waste, higher morale, and simply better-executed projects that are more fully in line with the enterprise goals.

•Presents an easy-to-use tool for measuring the sustainability of an enterprise

•Explains how an enterprise can improve and take advantage of being more sustainable

•Provides important context, background, and rationale for the importance of integrating sustainability at the project, program, and portfolio level

•Includes numerous case studies that illustrate real-world sustainability improvement efforts

•Contains specific recommendations to move your organization toward more balanced and effective sustainability

---------------------Reviews---------------------- "Calling all program, portfolio, and project managers—pick up this book and read it today! Maltzman and Shirley have written a book to help anyone and everyone involved in managing projects—regardless of their size and complexity—to understand how project management supports sustainability as well as how program, portfolio, and project managers can help their organizations achieve sustainability and increase profitability. This book should be a part of every PMO and Project Portfolio Management reference library."

— Gina Abudi, MBA, author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success

"With their new book, Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel, Rich Maltzman and David Shirley have made another invaluable contribution to the project management community. The book beautifully bridges the gap between an organization’s high-level vision and the reality of the projects they deliver. But the book is so much more than a tool to help project managers align their projects to corporate strategy. It is an entire framework for assessing an organization’s sustainability with great questions that guide all the way. Well done! This is a very important book that guides us towards better projects for the enterprise, the community, and the planet."

— Susanne Madsen, author of "The Power of Project Leadership" and "The Project Management Coaching Workbook"

"For almost six decades, project managers used the color ‘green’ to represent project success or profitability. Now, the color ‘green’, or ‘going green’, represents sustainability and long-term business value rather than just a completed deliverable. The authors have shown that sustainability efforts are now becoming part of every project manager’s responsibility and the linkage between sustainability, projects, and programs. This book is a must-read because it reflects how companies are redefining the role of the PMs and the definition of project success."

— Harold Kerzner, Professor Emeritus of Project Management, Baldwin-Wallace University

"This well-researched and thoughtful book discusses the six interrelated dimensions of sustainability integration. The authors offer a workable guide for creating a sustainability strategy and linking it to an achievable delivery framework through project, program, and portfolio management. There is also detailed information on benchmarking to set corporate efforts in a wider business context.

Publisher:Taylor and Francis Books, USA
Date Published:September 2015
PMI Product ID:00101593201
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