1st Edition

Leading Megaprojects
A Tailored Approach





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ISBN 9781032081908
August 2, 2021 Forthcoming by Auerbach Publications
412 Pages

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Book Description

The performance of megaprojects is questionable, and a large percentage of them fail in one dimension or another. The challenges that contribute to these failures are known. Then why do these projects still fail at a high rate? Leading Megaprojects: A Tailored Approach examines the challenges facing megaprojects and, more importantly, successes in delivering megaprojects.



To close the performance gaps in megaproject deliveries, the book presents a customizable model that professionals and organizations can use to increase the chance of successful project delivery. To illustrate the model, it uses examples and case studies, primarily from capital projects, with engineering and construction components. The book also explains how the approach can be applied to all projects, regardless of industry or domain.



The book emphasizes the role of leadership because it takes the point of view that megaprojects cannot be successful without great leadership due to their massive size, complexity, number of parties and stakeholders involved, and cost, among other vital factors. Leaders can define the path for a megaproject to guide seasoned managers and project managers to successful closure.



The tailored approach is based on a stage-gate project life cycle model, which covers projects from concept to success. However, it is not limited to a purist form of traditional project management. It is a tailored methodological approach, with an emphasis on leading the work, end-to-end, at the project level, along with the management of every stage of the project. Also, it presents the integration of the business, product delivery, and operations management into a cohesive approach. The book concludes with an in-depth simulation showing how the model is can be tailored to deliver a megaproject successfully.

Table of Contents



Dedication



Contents



Preface



Acknowledgments



About the Author





PART A CURRENT REALITY TO TAILORED APPROACH



Section I Setting the Scene



Chapter 1 Book Introduction



Chapter 2 Relevant Definitions



Chapter 3 The Literature Review



Chapter 4 Professional Associations



Section II The Challenges— Current State of Practice



Chapter 5 Observed Challenges



Chapter 6 Insights from the Global Community



Chapter 7 A Tale of Two Megaprojects



Chapter 8 Other Case Studies



Chapter 9 Section II Summary and Closing



Section III Critical Concepts for Megaproject Leadership



Chapter 10 The Critical Concepts, Overview



Chapter 11 Leading Practices and Considerations



Chapter 12 Organizational Competence and Capacity



Chapter 13 Mega: Projects, Programs, Assets



Chapter 14 Section III Closure



Section IV The Tailored Approach for Megaproject Development



Chapter 15 Introduction to the Tailored Approach



Chapter 16 Critical Success Factors



Chapter 17 Integrated and Applied Project Management



Chapter 18 CAMMP™ for Megaprojects



Chapter 19 CAMMP™ MP: Concept to Success



Chapter 20 Stage Management Processes and Functions



Chapter 21 The People Aspects of Megaproject Leadership





PART B THE SIMULATION



Section I The Project



Chapter 22 The Integrated City Megaproject



Chapter 23 Guide to Part B



Section II The Discovery Phase



Chapter 24 Introduction to the Phase



Chapter 25 The Concept Stage



Chapter 26 Feasibility and Shaping Stages



Section III The Development Phase 285



Chapter 27 Introduction to the Phase



Chapter 28 Requirements Stage



Chapter 29 Master Plan Stage



Chapter 30 Strategy Stage



Chapter 31 Preliminary Engineering Stage



Section IV The Delivery Phase



Chapter 32 Introduction to the Phase



Chapter 33 Implementation Stages



Chapter 34 Operational Readiness Stages



Chapter 35 Close Stage



Chapter 36 Part B Closure



Chapter 37 Call for Action





Appendix A Additional Resources



Appendix B Sample Templates



Acronyms



Bibliography



Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Mounir A. Ajam is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, advisor, consultant, volunteer leader, and project management thought leader. He is a senior executive with more than three decades of global, practical experience in capital project industries such as engineering, construction, petroleum, utilities, project management, and management consultancy. He has worked on projects worth billions of U.S. dollars in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. His experience includes working on small and multiple projects and large and complex projects, including megaprojects.



Mounir is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of SUKAD Project Portfolio Management Solutions (SUKAD Corp), founded in the United States in 2019 (previously in the UAE since 2004), a project management provider with registration in the United States, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Also, he has initiated the Uruk Initiative to generate interest among project management professionals from around the world to come together and form a technology startup. This startup is for the development of an online solution and platform for managing projects, with CAMMP™ as the core project management methodological approach. The Uruk PPM Platform is now part of SUKAD Corp. This book contributes to the Uruk PPM Platform.