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The art of project leadership: Delivering the world’s largest projects

– Four mind-sets and eight leadership practices distinguish successful leaders of ultralarge projects.

Industrial projects and portfolios

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Reimagining supply-chain collaboration in a low-oil-price environment

– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.
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How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.
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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.

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Bridging global infrastructure gaps

– Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand, and the spending trajectory will lead to worsening gaps. But there are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.

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Optimizing performance in infrastructure project delivery

– To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.
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Out with the old: Why embracing new ideas can transform construction’s poor delivery habits

– Construction lags behind other industries in its ability to manage complex projects, but two new approaches will help close the... gap.
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Taming scope creep to keep public-sector projects on track

– There’s a monster that eats projects: scope creep. To keep the creep at bay, organizations need discipline, collaboration,... and a relentless focus on real user needs.
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The rising advantage of public-private partnerships

– In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to implement public infrastructure... works. Here’s why the benefits of P3 project delivery, not just financing, will continue to shift the market in this direction.
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Improving construction productivity

– McKinsey research finds seven levers can fix construction’s productivity problem, but they require a new approach from all... players. We heard from industry leaders about which barriers to change are most likely to fall first.
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Construction: The next great tech transformation

– Mired by underdigitization and fragmentation, construction must find a new way to build.
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Nine practices for better capital-investment management

– Executives can improve performance by mastering several practices and adopting a capital-portfolio-management system powered by... a comprehensive digital application.
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Final approach: Heathrow Airport prepares to land its third runway

– How and why Europe’s largest airport plans to manage a major expansion.
Interview

Private money and the public good: Promoting investment in American infrastructure

– Karl Kuchel of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners believes the United States could become a much bigger market.
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Creating an infrastructure bank: Principles of success

– The key is to ask, and answer, the right questions.
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The debate over private infrastructure financing in the United States

– Financing costs are higher, but the results are worth it.

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