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2010 IPMA World Congress Silvius and Schipper

Dec 06, 2014



Our presentation of the Sustainability in Project and Project Management maturity model at the 2010 IPMA World Congress in Istanbul

  • 1. 24th IPMA World Congress
    Gilbert Silvius
    A maturity model for integrating
    sustainability in projects and project management
    Gilbert Silvius, HU University of Applied Sciences and Van Aetsveld, the Netherlands
    Ron Schipper, Van Aetsveld, the Netherlands
    1-3 November 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

2. Sustainability?
3. Sustainability?
4. Emergingliterature
C. Labuschagne: Sustainable project lifecycle management
APM Supports SustainabilityOutlooks
J. Russell: CSR: What does itmeanfor the PM?
T. Taylor: A sustainability checklist for managers of projects
M. Eid: SustainableDevelopment & Project Management
Several papers on IPMA and IRNOP conferences
IPMA International Expert Seminar
Happy Projects conference: Sustainability & Projects
I. Oehlman: Masters thesis
PMI research conference: panel discussion
More papers onthis conference
5. Society level
Corporate level
Project level
Individual level
6. Key concepts
Sustainability is about balancing or harmonizing social, environmental and economical interests
7. People, Planet, Profit
8. Key concepts
Sustainability is about balancing or harmonizing social, environmental and economical interests
Sustainabilitytakesinto account both the short term and the long term
9. Naturalfriends?
Short term + long term oriented
Goal oriented
Goal is chosen
Short term oriented
Deliverable oriented
Deliverable is given
10. Key concepts
Sustainability is about balancing or harmonizing social, environmental and economical interests
Sustainabilitytakesinto account both the short term and the long term
Sustainability is aboutconsumingincome, notcapital
11. The key is
12. Okay..
Butwhat does itmeanforprojects?
What does itmeanfor project managers?
Howcan we implementsustainability in projects?
13. Sustainability in projects and projectmanagement
Projects deliver change to organizations
So, a more sustainable society requires projects
The relationship between sustainability and projects is still emerging field
The current state of research is mostly interpretive, rather than prescriptive
14. A maturity model
Maturity models are a practical way to translate complex concepts into organizational capabilitiesand to raise awareness for potential development.
They provide guidance for action plans and allow organizations to monitor their progress (Dinsmore, 1998).
Youcannotchangewhatyoucannot manageyoucannot manage whatyoucannotmeasure
15. Approach to maturity model
Most maturity levels are derived from Capability Maturity Model and based on the maturity of controlling the processes
This process control approach seems not applicable to capture the specific impact of sustainability
Therefore a different approach was chosen.
16. Sustainability crieria
17. Sustainability crieria
18. Sustainability criteria??
19. Learning curve
20. Integrating sustainability
Business Model
Business Processes
Business Resources
21. The maturity model
Sustainability in projects is considered at the level of the
NonResources Business BusinessProducts /existingProcessesModel Services
People criteria
Sustainability aspects
Planet criteria
Profit criteria
22. The questionnaire
Short introduction and description
4 questionsabout the respondent (person)
6 questionsabout the project
2 questionsabout the organizational context
4 questionsaboutProfitperspective
7 questionsaboutPlanetperspective
8 questionsaboutPeopleperspective
23. Unit of analysis
Company X
Project 1
Project 3
Project 2
Project n
Project 1 to n (unit of analysis of the maturityassessments)
24. Example
25. Reporting(Profitperspective)
26. Profit
27. No judgement in the model
Notabout the 3 Ps
Notabout the levels of integration
Notaboutwhatanorganizationshould do
28. Summary
The maturity model
translates the abstract and interpretive concepts of sustainable development into practically applicable prescriptive actions.
assesses concrete projects as unit of study, thereby specifying overall corporate strategies.
allows organizations to set their own standards and ambitions in accordance with company values..
allows organizations to monitor and report their development.
is not normative as to whose responsibility (project sponsor, project manager, etc.) the actions are, but allows discussion and agreement about this
29. Conclusions
Projectscanmake a contribution to the sustainabledevelopment of organizations
Concept of sustainablitytherefore must bereflected in project(management)
Thisneedsfurtherdevelopment of methodes, attitude and skills
The maturity model helpsorganizations prepare itselfonthisnew and complex taskondeveloping the projectmanagement profession
30. Questions?