TAFAWOQ Community Event Welcomes Ed Merrow, CEO of IPA on May 7, 2014
On May 7, 2014 TAFAWOQ will host its 4th Project Management Community Event. For this event, which will be held at the 4-Seasons Hotel, starting at 13.00 hrs, TAFAWOQ is proud to announce that it has secured the most sought after speaker in the industry. Ed Merrow is the Founder and President of Independent Project Analysis, the industry leader in the quantitative analysis of project management systems. During an interactive session Ed Merrow will share with us his views on why so many projects fail, and how projects in the GCC are different from the rest of the world, based on data collected from more than 14,500 process plants projects,1,548 upstream projects, as well as more than 340 information technology projects.
Since its founding in 1987, Independent Project Analysis (IPA) has rapidly evolved into the preeminent consultancy in project evaluation and in project system benchmarking, and has become the industry leader in the quantitative analysis of project management systems. Our staff of over 200 project and research analysis professionals at 7 offices on 5 continents serves hundreds of clients. The largest oil companies, chemical producers, pharmaceutical companies, minerals and mining companies, and consumer products manufacturers enhance their capital productivity using IPA’s Project Evaluation System and project system benchmarking services.
Ed Merrow, Founder and President of Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA), is recognized around the world as a subject matter expert in the execution of large and complex megaprojects and capital projects in general. Ed’s broad knowledge of capital projects is sought out by Fortune 500 company executives and professionals worldwide. His expertise in megaprojects is built on decades of research on the unique challenges of these complex investments. With the recent surge in megaproject activity across the oil, minerals, and chemical industries in all parts of the world, Ed’s studies are motivated by the need to understand the complex behaviors of megaprojects and to identify the drivers of megaproject success and failure. Ed’s years of analysis and research have culminated in the publication of his latest work, Industrial Megaprojects: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success.