Megaprojects – Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success

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Over half of all large, complex industrial projects are failures. Discover the leadership requirements to overcome the challenges of complexity and deliver better business results.

Course Description

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. 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 updated 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.

Course Review
“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).”
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This online course is delivered via WebEx Training Center in five separate 3-hour sessions. Participation in all sessions is required for completion. Each session is presented live with interactive class exercises, breakouts, and discussions.

Session 1
April 24, 2023: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Session 2
April 25, 2023: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Session 3
April 26, 2023: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Session 4
April 27, 2023: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)

Session 5
April 28, 2023: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time)


This course will be delivered in English.


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* Registration fee in U.S. dollars