Capital Projects

Capital project leadership and day-to-day management is an emerging area of study and one of the most important topics we cover here at Velocity. In our Capital Projects Archive you’ll find articles aimed at helping leaders and managers get results, whether that means adopting new technology, revisiting the org chart, or shifting your operational paradigms.

cultivating capital project leaders
Capital Project Management

Cultivating Capital Project Leaders

Capital project management training has fallen through the cracks. The path to leadership remains woefully unclear, and that should worry us all. For if we’re not entirely clear on what it takes to become a capable capital project manager, is it really any wonder that most major capital projects are unpredictable, late and over budget?

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Chaos In Capital Projects
Capital Project Predictability

Chaos In Capital Projects Is Bad For Business

For centuries, it seems that our industry has operated on the unspoken assumption that “in chaos lies profit.” It worked for a long time, when commodity prices were high and transparency minimal. But chaos won’t work anymore.

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Your Project Predictability Breakthrough
Capital Project Predictability

Your Project Predictability Breakthrough

Veteran capital project manager Arno Jansen traces the origins of the project predictability movement, explores the current state of affairs and looks to the future, where he considers which organizations are set up to thrive, and why.

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Deep Work For Capital Project Engineers
Capital Project Leadership

Deep Work For Capital Project Engineers: The Productivity Solution

How do you make engineers more productive? The best answer we’ve found can be summed up in just two words: Deep Work. This groundbreaking concept, pioneered by professor and author Cal Newport, posits that high quality work is a function not just of time spent, but also level of focus. For capital projects, add competency as well. Get the formula »

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Capital Project Management

The 4 Complexities of Site-Based Revamp Projects

Process industry organizations spend between 30 and 65 percent of their budgets on small, site-based projects that ring up at less than $10 million. If we’re want to transform the capital projects industry, we can no longer ignore revamp strategy. Here are four critical complexities to consider.

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