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Untapped Value in Capital Projects Research Solutions -- IPA’s Project Research Division at a Glance

IPA research and analysis are best when directly connected with real issues. We work with our clients to create solutions to their biggest obstacles.

When it comes to oil extraction, more oil is left in the ground than is produced, which, if you consider the volumes produced today, is a staggeringly large amount of oil left behind.

In some ways, this is analogous to the value contained in...


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Industry News

Choosing the Right Project Manager: Linking Personality Traits to Successful Projects

How can organizations choose the project manager best suited to lead a particular capital project? An IPA research study links personality traits to success.

By Phyllis Kulkarni, IPA Regional Director, North America

So your company has a great new capital project that the business is anxious to get underway. If the project is a success, it will increase the company’s market share in a competitive...


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InSites

Why Are So Many Site & Sustaining Capital Projects Schedule-Driven?

A schedule-driven approach should be limited only to projects in which timing is truly of critical importance. Here's why.

In recent years, IPA has observed a worrying trend in site and sustaining capital projects (one that is mirrored in large projects as well): We are seeing an uptick in the percentage of small projects considered to be schedule-driven. IPA...


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Training & Education

“What Is FEL?” -- Subject of CURT Professional Development Briefing

IPA's Jose Migel Bolivar discussed with young professionals the importance of Front-End Loading (FEL), the major objectives for each of its 3 phases, and more.

IPA Senior Project Analyst José Miguel Bolívar led a webinar-based training session for upcoming leaders in the construction industry earlier this summer. Sponsored by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), the presentation delivered by...


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Publications

The IPA Newsletter

Current Issue

Mar 2017 IPA Newsletter (Volume 9, Issue 1)

Inside this issue:

IPA Hosts Inaugural Offshore Leadership Forum: Improving and sustaining the capital efficiency of major oil and gas projects was the focus of the Offshore Leadership...


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Announcements

Global IPA Staff Contribute to Community Services in 2016

A recap of the many community service initiatives performed by Independent Project Analysis (IPA) employees around the world in 2016.

Every year Independent Project Analysis (IPA) employees donate money and energy in support of groups whose mission it is to help out individuals of all ages going through a difficult time and in need of community support. IPA's 2016 Community...


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