Build on Data, Research & Development
Over 20,000 Projects With More Than 21 Million Data Points.
Detailed data are the starting point for IPA’s methodology, and drive our deep knowledge of what makes capital project and project systems successful.
- We measure project drivers
- Business Case
- Scope Development & Project Definition
- Team Integration
- Technological Innovation
- Project Management Practices
- Assurance & Gatekeeping
- And their effect on project outcomes
- Cost Competitiveness
- Schedule Competitiveness
- Labor Productivity
- Operational Performance
Our Database By the Numbers
- $2.2 trillion Total Project Value
- $100,000 Smallest Project
- $40 billion Largest Project
- 15+ Industries
Our Unique Approach
Spanning the Entire Project Lifecycle
IPA captures specific sets of business and technical information and project documentation from owner project teams, spanning the project development phase through early asset operation. This detailed project information is then used to study what drives success and failure in capital projects.
Acquired Directly From the Source
IPA works closely with all levels within our client organizations. To ensure data quality, we acquire project-specific data through face-to-face meetings with owner project teams, while we collect project system data directly from the project management organizations and business leadership.
An Extensive Catalog of Client Documentation
Our database is supplemented by an extensive catalog of client documentation on work processes, organizational structure, business objectives, project charters, risk registers, and more. This library of documents supplements the data we collect directly from project teams and enhances our research capabilities.