Learn about sustainability, and how it can impact your project.
- There was a survey conducted by Accenture in 2010…and 93%…of CEOs said that addressing sustainability issues…would be critical to the future success of their businesses.…93% of CEOs.…In this video, we'll learn about what sustainability means…and how you can manage the sustainability elements…of all of your projects to help those CEOs…translate strategy into action.…
Many times, we make business decisions based entirely…on the financial dimension.…Will it make money or not?…But sustainability means that we need to think…about an organization in terms of three things:…People, profit and planet.…This is called a Triple Bottom Line approach.…To start with, an organization is made up…of a group of people called employees.…
And an organization usually has a mission…that's related to meeting the needs…of another group of people: Their customers.…The employees and the customer have family, friends…and neighbors.…These are the community.…Part of sustainability is understanding how your project…will impact all of these people.…
Instructor Daniel Stanton begins the course by reviewing the key skills highlighted in the Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, and explaining how strategy and business management fit into your professional development. Next, he explains how to align your project with the priorities of your organization, and effectively communicate the goals, benefits, and risks of your project to your stakeholders. Then, he walks through the different business functions in an organization, including marketing and sales, supply chain management, human resources, and information technology. To wrap up, Daniel explains how to leverage your business acumen to collaborate effectively with individuals throughout your organization.
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- Identify the role of business acumen in the PMI Talent Triangle.
- Recognize that projects are how businesses implement changes.
- Explore the characteristics of a SMART goal.
- List several business benefits of good customer service.
- Identify common financial documents.
- Review common financial analysis methods.
- Recall the three common approaches to continuous process improvement.
- Identify the differences between strategic, tactical, and operational goals.