GPM360° certification helps to determine whether and to what extent a project and its outcome are sustainable. The project can be assessed at any stage of its delivery. Independent assessors verify whether the project meets the requirements for sustainable project management set out in P5 Standard. GPM360° provides certification for all types of projects. The certification assessment covers every project phase from pre-initiation to execution and benefits realization.
Benefits of GPM360° project certification
Developed by Green Project Management, the P5 Standard for Sustainable Project Management is the most widely used standard worldwide. It can be applied to all types of projects. Once a project has been assessed according to the GPM360° model for excellence in sustainable project management and risk mitigation, projects that emphasize sustainability can be certified to the P5 Standard.
Projects that achieve GPM360° certification are assessed by assessors and validated by GPM Global. The assessment process takes into account two perspectives. The first is the impact of the product that results from the project – its sustainability and serviceability. The second is the impact of the process, i.e. the impact of all elements of project management on sustainability – effectiveness, efficiency, and fairness. The assessment is based on three categories: social, environmental, and economical, and the elements listed in the table below are used to determine the project’s sustainability.
Main assumptions of the GPM360° assessment
The project assessment can be carried out at any stage of the project. Conducted at the project’s planning stage, it establishes clear guidelines on effectively implementing sustainability into project activities and products. It is the best time to evaluate if you want your project to be sustainable from the outset. On the other hand, assessing a project in a delivery phase allows for reviewing actions and implementing improvement, especially in the case of longer-term programmes. However, assessing at the end of a project will enable you to validate used methods used and their impact on sustainability, to learn lessons for the future, and in case of a positive outcome, to appreciate the results achieved.
If you are considering conducting a GPM360° assessment of a project your organization is implementing, please get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be happy to talk you through the benefits of the project certification process and help you determine the best time to conduct an assessment.