In the November issue of PM Network, Page 50 contains our favorite story. It’s about a green-by-definition project. What’s that? Well, in our first book, Green Project Management, we covered a spectrum of green, from projects which focus on ‘sustainability’ in its purest sense, including (we mention this by name) an effort to save a species.
The spectrum is mentioned again in our second book, “Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success”.
But back to PM Network. Indeed, the article, “A Wild Ride” starts with some sobering facts. Earth’s wild vertebrae population has been halved between 1970 and 2010. Cut in half. 41% of amphibian, and 26% of mammal species are threatened with extinction.
But there is hope, and in many cases it comes with the aspects of technology and project management focused on the problem – and thus, the green-by-definition projects that are featured. Rather than a whole bunch of text, we summarized three of the interesting project efforts for you and encourage you to read the entire article.
So you can see the intersection of PM and sustainability at its most fundamental root with this article. And we hope, like us, you are rooting for the recovery of these endangered species.
We encourage you to visit the sites of the organizations involved in these worthy efforts: