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The Sustainable Project Management Canvas

Ron Schipper, Gilbert Silvius

Abstract


Sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time and companies are integrating ideas of sustainability in their business operations. This integration requires change and projects as instrument of change are crucial to sustainable development. Integrating sustainability aspects into project management methodologies is a fast emerging field of interest. These methodologies suggest the development of a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) as a document to reflect the sustainability perspective and necessary course of action for a project. But these methodologies hardly give any and support in deriving such a SMP. In order to provide a practical tool this paper presents a Sustainable Project Management Canvas that is suitable for practically helping a project manager and his project team to develop such a SMP.


Keywords


Project management, Sustainability, Sustainable Project Management, Canvas

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