Keynote address: New tools, new systems, new technology, but did anyone fix the foundation? IACCM Americas Conference 2018
Two out of three megaprojects fail and the situation really doesn't seem to be getting any better. New tools, new systems, and new technologies offer opportunities to enhance productivity and performance; provide deeper insights earlier; and help manage the complexity inherent in large projects. But can they be truly successful without first recognizing the weaknesses in the foundations of scaled up project delivery? In this session we will explore three failings in current approaches to megaproject delivery; highlight some real world examples to underscore some of the aspects of the weaknesses identified; and do a scan of some current and emerging tools, systems and technologies which offer the prospect for meaningful improvement, but only if we first fix the foundations. The session will conclude with some concrete actions attendees can take do to help begin to fix the foundations of project performance.