Turning Engineering Projects into Successful Businesses Part I

June 11, 2019
8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Aaron Shenhar, Professor of Project Management and Leadership, Rutgers University (Ret.) , CEO, Diamond Leadership Institute


Part I – The Coming Renaissance in Project Management


In spite of their critical importance to economic growth and quality of life, most engineering projects are still not meeting their intended goals, with only one in three projects leading to business success and two failing to meet their time and cost goals. Extensive research and hundreds of new tools have not changed these statistics in the last 20 years. It is clear that the project management profession needs a renaissance.


In this workshop I will discuss what’s wrong and missing in this critical field. Based on 25 years of research and 20 years of practical lessons, I will show that the problem is NOT in the commonly-used and expensive tools. Rather, it is rooted in a deeper level of misguided perception of what projects are all about. I will present the expected transition from the current Delivery Model to the next Value/Job model and introduce its new elements of strategic thinking, adapting to DNA (of the project), and the spirit of leadership. I will also show how companies can make this transition in practice.


Session Category :  Workshop