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TSE050-P5 Green PM Workshop

The Total Systems "4-5-6" Green PM Approach!

Course Description

Recently, much attention has been given to the importance of sustainable development.  Most notably, The International Organization for Standardization established ISO 14000 to address operational standards that relate to the environment and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established to promote development of cost-efficient and energy-saving buildings through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification program.  The Advanced Energy Center (AERTC) was also formed as a partnership of Academic and Research institutions, Energy providers and Industrial Corporations.

These initiatives, as well as soaring energy costs, have in turn produced the need to merge environmentally-friendly approaches with traditional project management methodologies – enter Green PM! Since this specialized discipline is relatively new, there are multiple opportunities for organizations and individuals to explore ways to align project management processes with caring for the environment!

This workshop is for anyone involved in projects wishing to practice Green PM while bringing projects in on-time and on-budget in the real-world.  The Total Systems “4-5-6” Approach enables project teams to fuse best practices from Total Systems, ISO14000 and the PMI® PMBOK standards, in a very practical way!

In this course, participants will learn the Project Management core competencies of planning, organizing, and controlling their projects, while exploring options for producing sustainable, renewable and environmentally viable products and services.

Upon completion, participants involved with PMI and the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional-PMP program, are awarded 16 PDUs or Contact Hours.

Upon completion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:
  • Develop Environmentally-Conscious Project and Phase Plans;
  • Estimate work effort, resources and schedules for successful and efficient project completion;
  • Understand the challenges of managing cross-functional, task-force, hierarchical and matrix project teams, while fostering a “green” mentality;
  • Negotiate with staff, support groups, vendors and contractors while maintaining focus on environmental and waste-reduction activities;
  • Implement a Change Management plan, including analysis of any environmental impacts the changes may produce;
  • Track and Report the status of the project using traditional and/or “paperless” approaches;
  • Identify and Plan to mitigate Project, Product and Environmental Risk factors;
  • Understand the impact of Green approaches on Product Scope and Quality Management;
  • Achieve Green process goals even on non-Green projects;
  • Understand the use of software to Plan, Organize, Schedule, Control, Track & Report projects.

Instructional methods for this four-day program are lecture, discussion, detailed case study workshops, exercises and presentations. Materials are aligned with the PMI PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), the IIBA BABOK and ISO14000. Upon request, demonstration and use of Microsoft Project are included, as well as in-house standards and policies which may apply.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Course Objectives
  • The Green Revolution
  • Traditional Project Management
  • Green PM
    • Merging Traditional and Environmental Approaches
    • The Total Systems “4-5-6” Approach!
  • Envisioning a Green Project – “4-5-6” – The Initiating Process Group
  • Planning for Success – “4-5-6” – The Planning Process Group
  • Changing the World – “4-5-6” – The Executing Process Group
  • Walking the Walk – “4-5-6” – The Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Greenfields Forever – “4-5-6” – The Closing Process Group
  • Taking Responsibility – PMI’s Code of Professional Responsibility and How it applies to the Green World!
  • Conclusion



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