Chapter Meeting - May 9, 2017


Topic:  Sustainable Project Management: What, Why and How



Sponsored by Northeastern University 


 Location: Westborough DoubleTree Hotel

 Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

 PDUs: 1.0 Strategy and Business; .25 Technical; .25 Leadership



Have you ever wondered what sustainable project management is all about? And how it affects your organization and your job as a project manager? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this presentation is for you.

The 21st century has brought many new and renewed challenges to organizations. Shifts in consumer demand and expectations, new advances in communication technology, global competition with fresh innovation processes, changes in workforce demographics and values, new societal demand and constraints are all threats and opportunities that the modern organization needs to address. Many companies claim to have adopted sustainable project management (SPM) practice as a competitive strategy. However, the impact of SPM on company performance, and the implications for the practicing project manager, are not fully understood. This session provides an opportunity to share insights and best practices to better understand this important topic. 


Our sponsor:Northeastern University’s graduate programs in project management are designed to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical concepts they will need to lead complex projects. Featuring real-world experiential learning opportunities, Northeastern’s project management programs present techniques and tools for managing long and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively.




 Jacques Alexis photo

Speaker: Jacques Alexis, PMP

Jacques Alexis is a management consultant with almost two decades of experience managing major programs and projects in various industry sectors. He has played a key role in areas such as project and program delivery, portfolio design and management, project planning and financial analysis, business and project process improvement. As a management consultant, his endeavors have delivered improved organizational performance, waste and cost reduction, and business transformation. He is currently an assistant teaching professor in the project management program at Northeastern University. 

Jacques holds a BS in Economics and an MS in Project Management from the Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. He has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 2008 and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential. His research interests focus on business-driven economic development, process optimization, team behavior, project organizational success, and project management.

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