September 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm #4810
SUSTAIN Project Management System
Building sustainable solutions small or large, requires a mature system of project management that ensures that complex changes happen both successfully and reliably. Words like “Change”, “Projects”, “Transitions”, “New”, “Improved”, and even “Life-Cycle-Managed” are all words and expressions that describe the right time to look for proven project management process.
Projects need not have physical results; they might build organizational change, efficiency, or new policies in democracy or government. Many thousands of projects must be able to run side-by-side so that hundreds of projects can work cooperatively – and this cooperation needs a best-practice methodology that absolutely guarantee success reliably.
Reliable success in change is critical because numerous surveys of projects run by PMP graduates, and others, have confirmed that 70%+ of projects fail to meet stated goals.
Project Management Certification can no longer be a simple checkbox on a resume so that an unqualified HR recruiter can find it easily, rather – Project Management Certificate holders must possess skills and experience proven to lead successful projects; projects that meet their goals every time.
After running 300 projects in 25+ Project Management Offices (PMO) myself, I have never worked in a Change “Department” or Project Management Office (PMO) that adhered to PMBOK method – and I know of no professional PMOs that use it because we realize that it cannot work reliably. Most mature Change Organizations use a PMLC (Project Management Life Cycle) Method instead – which is much closer to the SUSTAIN method. SUSTAIN takes PMLC further too…
Why is it important to get Project Management right?
- McKinsey and Company & Here … A recent survey of business executives indicates that the percent of change programs that are a success today is… still 30%. Less than 1-in-3 transition programs are a success.
- IBM … Nearly 60 percent of projects aimed at achieving business change do not fully meet their objectives.
- Harvard Business Review … The brutal fact is that about 70% of all change initiatives fail.
- Forbes/Towers Watson … A new study by Towers Watson has found that only 25% of change management initiatives are successful over the long term.
- Connor Partners … Change practitioners have some culpability for the atrocious 70% failure rate of change initiatives.
The following two articles are attempts to explain the origin of this 70% statistic and suggest that there is evidence that the figure is a myth:
- Conversations of Change … 70% of change projects fail: B***ocks!
- Enclaria LLC … It’s Time to Abolish the 70% Change Failure Rate Statistic.
These discussions provoke the interesting discussion of “How should we measure success/failure in the context of change initiatives?” 72% of Nations internationally are in a “collapse trending” due to unsustainable decisions and status-quo within those countries. We cannot take water from a stone so we have to be cautious of the economic resources that we exhaust just as we must be cautious of exhausting our environmental resources.
Do all changes need to be built? No they don’t – and we are going to try to save you a lot of time and expense by establishing clear criteria in what is, and what is not, a “worthwhile” project for just this reason.
Sustain is PMLC, Agile and SCRUM compliant; it is simple to learn, powerful to use, and will make your projects in technology, democracy, government, business, education, construction, – anything and anywhere – to a successful completion. The only time that you are ever going to fail to succeed is when SUSTAIN Certified Leads are not given authority to close projects when that is a warranted outcome too.
SUSTAIN – Sustainable Project Management is important.
Protect your organization and investors from socially irresponsible decisions with SUSTAIN Compliance and Certifications. At CSQ you can look to a stalwart and incorruptibly transparent source of guidance within the SUSTAIN Governance and Compliance review and training team offerings that work to ensure focus of your management team is safeguarded by distraction from distraction. You do not have to figure out all of this planning on your own.
Take the initiative to be proactive and get your organization registered at CSQ1.org.
Whether your group wishes to Certify or simply Take the SUSTAIN Course, or you need to confirm how well thought-through are the projects set out by your committees and organizations in Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, or make-or-break Projects, there is a CSQ Compliance program available for your needs.
- Build anything scalably, reliably and flexibly – Nothing is too complex and nothing is to large.
- Meet Sustainability Target every time
- Meet CSR / BSR Corporate Social Responsibility Mandates
- Flexible to Policy and Democratic Policy or Law Maker’s needs
- Higher staff job satisfaction, productivity, and attendance.
- Low Stress; SUSTAIN builds Transparent, Professional and Productive workplaces.
- Higher revenues and sales volumes
- Differentiation among your competitors as a SUSTAIN Certified Sustainable Leadership and Transformation Team.
- Mature Status Reporting and Project or Process Template Libraries
- CSQ SUSTAIN Logo for your website and marketing
- Assurance of Compliance for Ethical Investors
- Strategic Business Planning and Investment
Look for the SUSTAIN Logos “Certified” and “Monitored” on your next project or investment to confirm that social, financial, procedural, and ongoing monitoring for measures of success and performance in Government, Non-Profit, Public and Private Licensed Corporations. If it’s not on our website, the product or organization is not certified.
For Certification and Training Programs, or to fast-track monitoring of your performance targets, visit CSQ1.org and contact CSQ worldwide offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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