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By Virginia A. Greiman

Project administration classes realized at the massive Dig, America's greatest megaproject, by way of a center member liable for its day-by-day operations

In Megaproject Management, a primary member of the massive Dig staff finds the varied hazards, demanding situations, and accomplishments of the main complicated city infrastructure undertaking within the heritage of the U.S.. Drawing on own adventure and interviews with undertaking engineers, government oversight fee officers, and middle managers, the writer, a former deputy tips and danger supervisor for the large Dig, develops new insights as she describes the realities of day by day administration of the venture from a venture manager's perspective.

The booklet comprises either idea and perform and is accordingly hugely urged to policymakers, lecturers, and undertaking administration practitioners. concentrating on classes realized, this insightful coursebook offers the large Dig as a big case research within the administration of chance, fee, and time table, quite the interrelation of technical, criminal, political, and social elements. It presents an research of the problems in dealing with megaprojects in the course of each one part and over the lifestyles span of the venture, whereas supplying helpful classes on why initiatives get it wrong and what could be performed to avoid undertaking failure. It additionally bargains new principles to augment venture administration functionality and innovation in our worldwide society.

This distinctive guide:

  • Defines megaproject features and frameworks
  • Reviews the large Dig's historical past, stakeholders, and governance
  • Examines the project's administration scope, scheduling, and value management—including venture delays and price overruns
  • Analyzes the massive Dig's hazard administration and caliber management
  • Reveals the right way to construct a sustainable undertaking via integration and alter introduction

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