Sustainable Project Management: Trends and Alignment

Mounir El Khatib, Khalil Alabdooli, Alsghairah AlKaabi, Salama Al Harmoodi
2020 Theoretical Economics Letters  
Organizations in the contemporary competitive business environment encounter significant challenges in the course of managing various projects. Effective project management plays a significant role in fostering the competitive advantage of an organization, so the adoption of an effective and sustainable management strategy is fundamental in countering challenges. Although organizations today are accustomed to countering various project management challenges, adopting a sustainable project
more » ... nable project management strategy has proven to be one of the most significant challenges. Presently, organizations face the challenge of integrating sustainable practices and ensuring the safety of their stakeholders while simultaneously generating profits. Previous studies have failed to highlight the concept of sustainability in project management. Thus, this study investigates sustainability in project management, using three case studies to fill the existing research gap. The research reveals that the adoption of sustainable practices in project management helps to reduce costs, increase opportunities and profits, and facilitate organizational success. Nevertheless, organizations should understand that sustainability entails additional costs and commitment in terms of natural resources and finances to ensure project success.
doi:10.4236/tel.2020.106078 fatcat:lsscx644bnai7cywrpq5stblrq