PMI SFBAC Green Project Management Seminar Series

The Chapter’s first green initiative is the Green Project Management Seminar Series. It's designed to address a broad range of topics, in interactive workshop style. We welcome your ideas for these seminars; please add a comment to one of the posts or contact us at greenpmisfbac@gmail.com.

The business world is starting to see the benefits of sustainability in all aspects of operations: facilities O&M, the supply chain, business operations, and more. We’ve all heard stories about enterprises going green, and now more and more companies are finding that being more sustainable not only helps their bottom line but also improves their brand reputation and their employees’ health and satisfaction. A recent MIT Sloan report notes that most businesses are anticipating “a world where sustainability is becoming a mainstream, if not required, part of the business strategy.”

Project management is already concerned with reducing costs, increasing value, and protecting scarce resources — all practices that fit nicely with being green. So it’s no surprise that businesses and project managers are incorporating green practices and considerations into many projects, not just those in a sustainable industry. All projects affect the environment somehow, and a project manager can help mitigate that by considering the environmental effects of a project and also of the deliverables resulting from the project.

Join PMI SFBAC for a series of 3-hour interactive seminars presenting case studies and interactive discussions of fascinating projects/topics that involve sustainability.

Some seminars will examine projects for which a sustainable goal was the ultimate deliverable. Others will focus on projects that incorporated sustainable practices into many or all aspects of project planning and execution. All will provide stimulating insights into the benefits of sustainable projects and processes.

For more on past and upcoming seminars, see the PMI SFBAC event listings and blog posts on this site.