Project Managers are really full of BS. By that, of course, I mean Breakdown Structures. Work Breakdown Structures. Risk Breakdown Structures, Organizational Breakdown Structures, Resource Breakdown Structures.
That last one – Resource Breakdown Structure – and a recent episode of the excellent US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS – yet another BS, but not a Breakdown Structure) show, called Nova – got me thinking. Isn’t the Earth a resource? Is there such a thing as a World Breakdown Structure?
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hmmm… interesting question. You’ll have to read this blog post to find out.
Spoiler alert. The answer is YES.
Grab a piece of paper from your desk. Turn it 90 degrees to the right (or left).
You now have the basic idea of this blog post. And the latest Pulse of the Profession report from PMI.
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The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide does not, sadly, even mention sustainability. One could read it thinking that unlike other PM standards, for example Prince2 and IPMA and ISO21500, they simply forgot about it.
It’s just hiding. And you just need to know where to look.
I can help. Please see these two posts (Links below from a two-part series) from my companion blog on People, Planet, Profits, and Projects.