Since its founding in 1987, Independent Project Analysis (IPA) has rapidly evolved into the preeminent consultancy in project evaluation and in project system benchmarking, and has become the industry leader in the quantitative analysis of project management systems. Our staff of over 200 project and research analysis professionals at 7 offices on 5 continents serves hundreds of clients. The largest oil companies, chemical producers, pharmaceutical companies, minerals and mining companies, and consumer products manufacturers enhance their capital productivity using IPA's Project Evaluation System and project system benchmarking services.
IPA's research and methodology are applied to evaluate projects and project systems executed worldwide. Our clients depend on our research results and quantitative measurements to assist their project teams in executing successful capital projects. IPA has developed strong client relationships and upholds complete confidentiality for each of its customers.
Our approach to increasing capital projects' success rate is simple and effective: IPA has developed detailed, carefully normalized databases that contain data about the entire project life cycle from the business idea through early operation. We have used these data to develop powerful statistical tools that enable us to compare project performance in numerous areas.