Chapter Meeting - February 2019: Sustainability in Project Management – a Challenge, an Opportunity or a Social Responsibility?

Non-Members $25, Members $10, Volunteers $0.   No refunds will be provided for cancellations. 


Sustainability is without doubt one of the most important challenges of our times. In the global, competitive environment, organizations have to continuously react to dynamic competitors & changing economy/marketplace to create new product/service, improve business process, change resources and increase market presence. Sustainability has grown in recognition and organizations are looking into ways to integrate the ideas of sustainability in marketing, business process, communications etc. Sustainability is being linked to Project/Program managers as they often contribute to sustainable management practices.

This presentation will outline the concept of sustainability and its application to project management. Sustainability often relates to personal values, ethics, responsibility and accountability. We will explore how sustainability is taken into account in project management practices & competencies. Is it a challenge to incorporate criteria for sustainability in project initiatives? Or does this provide the project management practitioners an opportunity to improve and further develop the processes. With globalization, project managers are faced with increase demand for demonstrating greater productivity and higher sustainability.  The project managers need to take responsibility to contribute to a sustainable development environment. We will discuss how to integrate the concepts of sustainability so that it is embedded in the way organizations manage and execute projects.

Learning Objectives:

This presentation will expose the attendee to the concept of Sustainability and how it relates to the project management profession.

During the presentation, attendees will discover how sustainability can be looked at as a challenge and an opportunity. As responsible project management professionals, attendees can outline new steps to make the project management practices more sustainable.

After the session the attendee will be better equipped to broaden the influence and manage sustainability within projects and set up an organization culture for sustainable development.

Speaker:  Shobhna Raghupathy, MS, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist








About the Speaker: 

Shobhna is a Global Strategy & Project Portfolio Management consultant. She has extensive experience in managing enterprise-wide technical and strategic projects in Telecommunications, Healthcare, Finance and Consulting. Shobhna is a recognized presenter at PMI Global Congresses and Leadership Institute Meetings and invited Speaker at PMI Chapter PDDs and Symposia.

She is a proven leader with a successful track record in collaborative teamwork with global teams & project execution, who has worked closely with senior executives develop comprehensive business case and provide executive level project dashboards, presentations and Key Performance Indicators(KPI) reporting.  She has implemented technical & strategic - Infrastructure & Software development projects using the global delivery model (on-shore/off-shore)in cross-functional & matrix environments using Waterfall / Agile methodologies.

She led Infrastructure and platform as a Service (Iaas/PaaS) solutions for a major global  telecommunications leader, where she interfaced with vendor teams – IBM, Accenture, Sun etc. across the organization and led Strategic Planning sessions, created 'Balanced Scorecard' to measure and maintain continuous alignment of program scope with strategic objectives for small business enterprise and non-profit.

Her areas of specialization include:

- Program /Project Management with Global implementation,
- Cloud Infrastructure – Launch and Implement
- PMO (Establish & Implement)
- Agile & Waterfall Methodologies
- Business/Technology assessment
- IT Governance and Financial reconciliation


Meeting Agenda

5:30 - 6:30 PM   Networking / Dinner

6:30 - 7:00 PM   NCPMI Business Announcements

7:00 - 8:00 PM   Featured Presentation: Sustainability in Project Management – a Challenge, an Opportunity or a Social Responsibility?

8:00 - 8:15 PM   Q&A 

New member orientation will be held in the Park Boardroom from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Event Details

Event Date 02-21-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-21-2019 8:15 pm
Registration Start Date 12-03-2018
Registered 242
Available place 58
Cut off date 02-21-2019 8:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Speaker Shobhna Raghupathy, MS, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist
Number Hours 1.50
Strategy PDU Hours 1.50
Location Sheraton Imperial RTP
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