6 June, 2023

Responsible Project Management | Interview

By Mike Clayton

6 June, 2023

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What is ‘Responsible Project Management’, and what does it mean for the way we practice our profession? I spoke with Dr Karen Thompson, one of the leading thinkers in the field.

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Responsible Project Management

Dr Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson is the Co-founder of Responsible Project Management.

After her first career in information systems and technology, she moved into academia and received her PhD in Project Management from Bournemouth University, where she was a course leader for 4 years.

She is now the Senior Academic leading Responsible Project Management at The Schumacher Institute, which looks for solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Our Conversation about Responsible Project Management

That’s why I wanted to speak with her about Responsible Project Management. We discussed:

  1. What we mean by the term ‘Responsible Project Management’
  2. How it differs from ‘Green Project Management’
  3. What this means for a working ‘responsible’ Project Manager
  4. The Manifesto for Responsible Project Management’
  5. Principles-based Project Management training
  6. Circular Thinking

Connecting with Karen Thompson


What Kit does a Project Manager Need?

I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own. 

Check out the Kit a Project Manager needs

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Mike Clayton

About the Author...

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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