It is the complexity of industrial megaprojects rather than size that presents the greatest challenge and leads so many down the pathway to failure. By identifying the root causes of success and failure and sharing strategies to succeed, the IPA Institute has educated project professionals around the globe for the last several years on how to navigate the complexities of megaprojects.
However, complexity transforms the leadership requirements from project management to project leadership. New IPA research shows that successful leaders display very different personalities and backgrounds from unsuccessful leaders. Building on the IPA Institute’s original Megaprojects course, this revamped version shares key research findings linking project leader background, education, and personality characteristics to actual project outcomes.
Those responsible for leading complex projects will gain greater insight into personal strengths and areas for improvement. Project organizations as a whole will benefit by better understanding how to select the right person to lead a complex project and deliver the desired business results.
“The course awesomely disclosed major root causes of (project) failures, and that gave me food for thought on where my attention should go in managing the next project(s).”
– Public Course Participant