Presentation on theme: "1st workshop: Megaprojects: Theory meets Practice"— Presentation transcript:
1 1st workshop: Megaprojects: Theory meets Practice London, SeptemberOrganisers:Nuno Gil, Professor of New Infrastructure DevelopmentAndrew Davies, Professor of the Management of Projects
2 WHO ARE WE? Scholars in built environment schools Scholars in business schoolsPractitioners: working for clients, for the project supply chains, for governmental authorities
3 OUR GOALSAdvancing shared understanding on an important socio-economic phenomenon – megaprojectsLearn from different research perspectives: organization design, innovation, design, project management, institutions, etc.Invigorate theoretically rigorous research empirically grounded on megaprojectsBring theory and practice together- be rigorous and relevant
4 DEBATE IMPORTANT ISSUES What form of organization are megaprojects?How does innovation, design happens in megaprojects?Why has ‘lean’ struggled to make inroads in megaprojects?Have strategic misrepresentation and optimism bias made a disservice to our understanding of megaprojects?What are the challenges in using megaproject phenomena for advancing management & organization theory?What value can megaproject grounded-theory have to the megaproject practice?
5 OUR PROGRAMME: Thursday morning (presentations) - Alfons van Marrewijk ( VU University Amsterdam) Organizing Mega-projects: Understanding their Cultural Practices - Nuno Gil (MBS): What is a (mega)design commons? (break) (presentations and panel discussion) - Don Lessard (MIT): Project Shaping and Risk Management (via skype) - William Wu (Imperial College Business School), Andrew Davies (UCL), Lars Frederiksen (Aarhus University): Designing an Ecocity: Building Capabilities in a Nascent Market - Gernot Grabher, Joachim Thiel (HafenCity University of Hamburg): Projects, People and Professions: Trajectories of Learning through Mega-Projects (Lunch)
6 OUR PROGRAMME: Thursday afternoon (presentations) Sam Macaulay (Imperial College Business School), Andrew Davies (UCL): Constructing Innovation Strategy in Megaprojects Colm Lundrigan, Nuno Gil (MBS): Megaprojects: A Hybrid, evolving meta-organisation Jennifer Whyte (Reading University): Digital delivery of megaprojects (Break) (Presentations and Panel Discussion) Richard Tee (EPFL), Andrew Davies (UCL), Jennifer Whyte (Reading): Modular Components, Integrated Practices: Managing Interdependence in Temporary Organizations Tyrone Pitsis (Newcastle Business School) The Immaculate Conception: Why we need some miracles (cancelled) (Discussion) Andrea Prencipe, LUISS & Gernot Grabher, HafenCity University of Hamburg
7 DINNER: Bacco Restaurant & wine bar (25-26 Red Lion Street, Holborn)
8 OUR PROGRAMME: Friday(Introduction) Don Ward, Constructing Excellence CEO Key note speaker Sir John Armitt, Chairman, Olympic Delivery Authority (Presentations ) Jason Prior, Global Head of Building & Places, AECOM Simon Kirby, Managing Director of Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail (Coffee) (Presentations & Panel Discussion) Ailie MacAdam, Delivery Director, Crossrail/Bechtel Steven Livingston, T2 Programme Director, Heathrow Ltd. Roy Hill, Project Director, High Speed 2 Ltd/ CH2M HILL (Lunch) (Closing debate)
9 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSAECOM (Jason Prior, Paul Dyson, & team) Constructing Excellence (Don Ward) Centre for Infrastructure Development (Manchester) School of Construction &Property Development (UCL) Our distinguished speakers All participants
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