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PRojects integrating Sustainable Methods (PRiSM) is a structured project management method developed by GPM Global to align organizational sustainability initiatives with project delivery. By Design, PRiSM is a repeatable and proactive methodology that ensures project success while decreasing an organization's negative environmental impact. The methodology encompasses the management, control and organization of a project with consideration and emphasis beyond the project life-cycle and on the five aspects of sustainability. PRiSM is also used to refer to the training and accreditation of authorized practitioners of the methodology who must undertake accredited qualifications based on competency to obtain the GPM certification.
PRiSM was developed over the course of three years, starting in 2009 by GPM Global who applied its principles to projects of differing sizes, contexts, and industries. In November 2012 GPM Became a contributor to the UN Global Compact and have pledged support of the Ten Principles by incorporating them into the governance structure of this Project Management Methodology. The Methodology is also the backbone of GPM's Training program, the only one of its kind, and first ever in the United States to be registered with the International Project Management Association.
How this method is unique 
PRiSM is process-driven but also takes into account long term organizational impacts to the environment and the impact from cradle to cradle the project objectives have. This is the differing factor when comparing to other delivery methods such as PRINCE2 which is also process-driven but doesn’t delve far beyond the project life-cycle and the reactive/adaptive methods such as Scrum.
PRISM is cut from the same cloth as the globally accepted standards for professional project management. These standards are the “books of knowledge” as they are known to project managers and include the PMBOK® Guide from the Project Management Institute (PMI) , the APM BoK from the Association of Project Management (APM), and the IPMA Competency Baseline (ICB) 3.0 from the International Project Management Association (IPMA). PRiSM also incorporates a framework of activities derived from ISO:14001 which focuses on Five specific areas People, Planet, Profit, Process, and Product. GPM refers to this as the P5 Concept.
- SMP - Sustainability Management Plan
- EIA - Environmental Impact Analysis
- P5 - The impacts of Processes and Products to the Triple Bottom Line approach
- EMS Leveling - Aligning project deliverables with Environmental impacts
- I2I - Inception to Incineration - Impact of the entirety of the project.
Certification and Training 
Professional Certification is governed by the GPM Global accreditation board and is bestowed upon individuals who can demonstrate competency in the application of the PRiSM methodology. The successful candidate will submit a case study on a project that they managed and must score it against CIFTER in the application intake phase, the first of four possible stages towards accreditation. CIFTER identifies seven factors that affect the management complexity of a project. Each factor is rated from 1 to 4 using a qualitative point scale, and the factors are totalled to produce a management complexity rating for the project. This was used as the basis for development of two levels of Project Manager Standards, G1 and G2. G1 is a moderately complex project and G2 is a very complex project. Anything that scores below a G1 is considered to be a simple project. Too simple to be used as evidence of competence as a project manager against the GAPPS Project Manager Standard. These simple projects are excellent opportunities for giving new project managers safe projects to run and learn their craft on.
PRiSM Training is available through accredited training partners. GPM
See also 
- GPM Global
- International Project Management Association
- PRINCE2—Alternative project management methodology.
- Project Management Institute—PMI
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