Relating sustainability principles to managing projects: First reflections on a case study project

Roland Gareis / Martina Huemann / Andrè Martinuzzi / Michal Sedlacko / Claudia Weninger

Sustainability principles are of relevance in permanent organizations as well as in temporary organizations, i.e. in projects and programmes. Sustainable development can be defined by sustainability principles such as balancing ecologic, social and economic-orientation, balancing short, medium and long term-orientation, balancing local, regional and global-orientation. As a normative concept it is value based. To be able to integrate these sustainability principles into management processes of projects, the SustPM Matrix has been developed. In this paper we reflect on first results of a case study in which we demonstrate how sustainability principles can be integrated in project management in practice.