IPA Capital Solutions applies IPA’s extensive knowledge of capital projects and project systems to collaboratively develop and implement client solutions.
The purpose of capital project investment is to deliver maximum value to shareholders. Selecting the right investments and executing those investments effectively drives long-term competitive advantage and supports innovation, business value, and profitability.
Getting all necessary elements of the complex project system—organizations, processes, skills, and accountability—in place and working together effectively to achieve these goals is exceedingly challenging.
IPA is the leading organization to diagnose the core issues that prevent the system from working at its best. Companies rely on IPA’s robust databases of more than 17,000 capital projects collected over almost 30 years to provide a data-based knowledge of project systems.
IPA Capital Solutions collaborates with its clients to develop and implement practical and powerful tailored solutions to bring the necessary elements into alignment in a system that makes sense for each company. Our solutions are not theoretical—they are based on data and actual systems that have been implemented and are driving desired results.
We partner with clients to build the capability to deliver maximum value. And, we leave our clients with a baseline and a scorecard to measure performance over time.
We derive our deep understanding of the drivers of capital project success from:
Capital project systems are different from normal business operations. The rules that govern successful business operations do not apply. That is why general management consulting firms, while able to effectively address and implement improvement efforts across a wide range of business issues, struggle when applying those same approaches to capital project systems.
Capital projects that routinely deliver value to their businesses are produced by a carefully balanced development and delivery project system. Capital projects need to keep three elements in balance:
IPA Capital Solutions’ sole focus is on project systems and helping our clients to define and implement the changes needed to make their systems successful. We understand all elements needed to keep a project system in balance and produce competitive advantages for our clients. We also apply the principles of change management to our work to ensure our clients realize the full benefit from the improvements.
The Basis of Our Approach
Our solutions are grounded in the knowledge and experience of IPA personnel gained from 30 years of client engagement and project research and benchmarking. Our clients benefit from IPA’s:
Implementing Project Sponsor Role
Developing Best-In-Class FEL 3 Packages
Re-Align Project Management Organization With Reduced Capital Spend
Paul is a Director of IPA Capital Solutions. He provides support to clients implementing changes to their capital project development and delivery systems to improve performance.
Paul was IPA’s Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2015. He previously served as Director of IPA’s Netherlands Office from 2000 to 2004, serving European and Middle Eastern clients. Paul joined IPA in 1994. In his early years at IPA, he served as Quality Manager and Project Analyst.
Paul is the author of Capital Projects: How Executives Can Avoid Costly Mistakes and Make Their Major Investments Pay Off, published by John Wiley & Sons in September 2016.
Allison is a Director of IPA Capital Solutions. She works collaboratively with IPA clients to develop and implement real working solutions to achieve maximum value from capital project investment.
Allison was IPA's Asia-Pacific Regional Director from 2009 to 2015. In that role, she gained an in-depth understanding of the most pressing issues regarding capital project investment for companies throughout Asia and Australia. She previously served as manager for IPA's Chemicals and Life Sciences business unit from 2003 to 2009. Allison has led numerous benchmarking studies, individual project evaluations, training workshops, and "should be" work process and organizational efforts for clients across all industrial sectors.
Carlos is a Director of IPA Capital Solutions. He also leads an IPA initiative focused on establishing deeper and stronger ties with senior corporate and business executives at IPA client companies.
Carlos has served as the Regional Director of IPA's Latin American operations based in Brazil. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing IPA’s increasing involvement in all business sectors in the Latin America region, with a particular focus on oil and gas exploration and production, refining and petrochemicals, and mining and minerals processing.
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