Green Project Management

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CRC Press, Mar 9, 2012 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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Winner of PMI’s 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text:

  • Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits
  • Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources
  • Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project’s bottom line

Praise for:

A first-of-its-kind book ... a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers.
—Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning

... an impressive piece of work.
—Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008)

This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd...
—Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners

... an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you’re still cynical on this topic.
—Bas de Baar,

... an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment.
—Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College


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some project managers actually think that they are carrying out greening in project yet there is alot to do


Surfing the Green Wave
A Rainbow of Green
Understanding Green Project
Hiking the Project
Taking the Watch Monitoring
Approaching the Finish Line
Lean Thinking Muda and the Four
At the Top of Their Game
Enabling Green to Earn You Green
U S Department of Energy
Crossing the Finish Line
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Creating a Green Charter
The Spirit of the Communication
Executing the Project
Green Efforts by Companies and Other
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About the author (2012)

Rich Maltzman, PMP, has been an engineer since 1978 and a project management supervisor since 1988, including a recent two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 2006 integration of the program management offices (PMOs) of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at:

  • Boston University’s Corporate E ducation Center
  • Merrimack College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • University of Massachusetts–Lowell

Rich has also professionally developed project management professional (PMP) exam prep courseware, including exams and books. He even edited and was "the voice" for a set of eight audio CDs—a major part of a PMP prep course for an international company, for whom he has also facilitated PMP exam study groups. Rich was selected for the modeling team for the fourth edition of the PMBOK Guide published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2008, and contributed to the chapters on quality and risk.

Recently, Rich presented at two international conferences—the PMO Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, and the PMO Summit in Coconut Grove, Florida, the subject being the development framework for project managers. Currently, Rich is senior manager, learning and professional advancement, at the Global Program Management Office of a major telecom concern.

Rich’s educational background includes a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and an MSIE from Purdue University. In addition, Rich has a mini-MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a master’s certificate in international business management granted jointly from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and INSEAD of France. From a project management standpoint, Rich received his PMP in 2000 after earning the Stevens Institute’s master’s certificate in 1999. He has presented papers on project management at conferences in Huizen, the Netherlands, Mexico City, and Long Beach, California.

Rich is currently coauthoring a book with Ranjit Biswas, PMP, titled The Fiddler on the Project, a portion of which is being collaboratively written on the Web via a wiki,, and posts regularly on his blog, Scope Crepe,

Dave Shirley, PMP, has been an instructor and consultant, and have more than 30 years’ experience in management and project management, in the corporate, public, and small-business arenas. As a member of the graduate faculty at New England College, he developed and teaches Managing Projects in Healthcare. As part of the Master’s of Management (MoM) in Healthcare Administration and the MoM in Project

Management and Organizational Leadership, he has taught project management at hospitals and businesses as well as online and on campus for the past seven years. He also developed, directed, and taught a project management certification program at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Dave is a senior instructor and consultant for Action For Results, and a senior instructor for ESI International, both leading project management education and training companies. He is also an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University, teaching corporate social responsibility.

As a distinguished member of the technical staff with AT&T and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, Dave was responsible for managing the first light-wave transmission products as well as several quality efforts. He was also AT&T’s project manager for the first fiber-to-the-home effort in Connecticut, and was the Lucent Technologies’ program management director, managing several large telecommunications companies’ equipment deployment. Dave has many years of experience in developing, leading, and managing teams.

Dave’s educational background includes a BA degree in geology from Windham College, Putney, Vermont, and an honors MBA degree from Monmouth University in Long Branch, New Jersey. He also holds master’s certificates in project management from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, and American University in Washington, DC, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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