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IPA Newsletter March 2018 (Volume 10, Issue 1)

In this issue:

No Measure, No Change: Capital Project System Change Management Observations from the Field
IPA Capital Solutions Director Paul Barshop writes about why many companies struggle to implement change efforts to improve capital project performance. “Change efforts can be derailed for any number of reasons. I believe the most common root cause is the failure of change effort leaders to determine how they are going to measure success.”

Industrial Capital Project Leaders Convene for IBC 2018
Capital projects research on the topics of owner procurement, engineering lead competency, and the perils of pursuing schedule-driven projects were among the new research presentations delivered at the 2018 meeting of the Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC), March 19-22, in Northern Virginia. In addition, quantitative research underpinning the key themes in IPA’s latest book, Leading Complex Projects, by Edward Merrow and Neeraj Nandurdikar, was discussed at the annual IBC gathering.

Offshore Leadership Forum
Nearly 100 oil and gas industry executives from owner companies, contractors, and service providers gathered in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, for the second annual Offshore Leadership Forum. Organized by IPA and Offshore magazine, the forum provides an intimate setting for industry leaders to share ideas and develop actions to improve the long-term efficiency of major oil and gas developments.

Chinese Government Policy Pushes Chemicals Plant Relocation Activity
Back in September 2017, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued guidance on the relocation and transformation of industrial sites that manufacture or handle hazardous chemicals near densely populated areas. IPA maintains research into relocation projects in China and Best Practices for chemicals industry owner companies to follow as they are planning or in the early phase of developing a site relocation project.

Also in this issue:

  • Research Study Call for Participation: Quantifying the Relative Competitiveness of Capital Project Investment Locations in Asia and the Middle East
  • Airport Project Benchmarking and Research Consortium
  • Upcoming IPA Events & Presentations
  • IPA Institute 2018 Public Course Schedule
  • IPA Out and About




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