Launching the IPMA Megaprojects Book Club – A Journey of Challenging ‘so what?’ Questions
Have you ever wanted to ask some challenging questions directly to the author after reading a book?
I’m very pleased to launch the IPMA Megaprojects Book Club, a forum for the ‘so what?’ burning questions that will trigger disruptive thinking and be a catalyst for change. The platform will connect leading authors to our community of megaproject enthusiasts, from project managers and policy-makers to students, and researchers.
Authors have unique and knowledgeable perspectives on the topics of their expertise, which is a function of years of experience in practice and research. The entire process of writing a book is often treated as a personal (mega)project to disseminate knowledge and engage with a global audience. The impacts are translated to society after the book is concluded and handed over to you, the reader and end-user.
The IPMA Megaprojects Book Club will discuss the key concepts, practices and ideas proposed by globally recognised authors. Leading books will bring robust arguments and particular views of the world of megaprojects, however, authors are equally very interested and curious about other perspectives that might challenge and expand our knowledge. The core objective is to expose you to cutting-edge thinking and create a conversation to discover your thoughts, the constructive critiques that will build upon the book, and move forward our thinking about megaprojects.
We will invite a constellation of leading authorities that have produced impactful books about megaprojects. Before the session, specific parts of the book will be shared as recommended readings, which will bring a unique perspective to our live session. Registered participants will receive the material and be invited to submit questions in advance by email, which I will have the pleasure of reviewing together with the authors. During our meeting (virtual or in-person), the authors will make a short presentation about the book guided by the perspective of the selected chapters. The discussion will start with a collection of the questions received before the session, followed by an interactive discussion with the author informed by your live questions.
You are now officially invited to join the club! Get in touch and join us on this journey of challenging ‘so what?’ questions!
Register now for the October 1st Book Club by IPMA SIG: https://www.ipma.world/sig/sign-up-ipma-book-club/
Dr Juliano Denicol
Global Head IPMA Megaprojects SIG
University College London