© 2013 – Auerbach Publications
384 pages | 100 B/W Illus.
The world is undergoing major transitions due to three driving forces—population changes, climate changes, and energy resource constraints—making it essential for us to move toward sustainability in the implementation of projects and programs as well as our everyday life. Real sustainability exists where there is a balance between population and energy usage and a stable climate—global equilibrium. Designed for program and portfolio managers and senior planners, Sustainable Program Management provides essential information on the three major driving forces of the coming decades and presents options to assist us in moving toward a sustainable future.
This book offers a unique approach to accommodating the three new constraints of population change, climate change, and energy resources as impacts on programs and portfolios. It presents them in the form of overlays, which facilitate planning by considering the effects of these additional constraints on a program, along with schedule, budget, and performance constraints. The overlays summarize the book’s extensive analyses of these global challenges.
The book is divided into sections on population change, climate change, and energy resource constraints and provides background information and overlays for each one. The author discusses scenarios, possible solutions, and probable outcomes, which provide the basis for evaluating the risks and the sustainability considerations involved. The final section of the text addresses planning for real sustainability and describes six pathways toward a sustainable system. This practical book familiarizes readers with these new global challenges to program management and provides a basis for developing sustainable and successful programs.
Overlay Concept and Structure for Sustainability
Section I: Sustainability
Sustainability Definitions and Concepts
Rules and Sustaining the Commons
Section II: Population
Overview: Population and Demographics Overlay
Introduction to Demographics
United States Population
World Age Distribution and Sustainability
Population Policies and Dilemmas: Sustainability of the Population
Section III: Climate Change
Climate Change: Introduction and Definitions
History and Background of the Science
Climate Change Overlays
Mitigation Planning for a Warmer Future
Section IV: Energy Resources
Energy Constraint Overlay
Section IV-A: Nonrenewable Energy Source Overlays
Non-Renewable Energy: Coal
Non-Renewable Energy: Liquid Fuels
Non-Renewable Energy: Natural Gas
Section IV-B: Nuclear Energy Source Overlays
Nuclear Energy and Sustainability
Section IV-C: Renewable Energy Source Overlays
Renewable Energy Sources: Introduction
Section V: Planning for Sustainability
Pathways toward a Sustainable System