First PAO course Managing Large Infrastructure Projects well received!
Monday 11 October 2010
'Inspiring, Interesting and Innovative'
On the sixth and seventh of October a number of international
experts from the NETLIPSE Network - Matt Dillon, Frank Wadenpohl,
Dirk Lauwers, Pau Lian Staal , Eddy Westerveld, Reijer Baas, Lieke
Hendrix and Marcel Hertogh organised the PAO course Managing Large
Infrastructure Projects. PAO stands for Postgraduate Education and
is affiliated to the Technical University of Delft in the
Netherlands. Results from the NETLIPSE research, the PhD research
of Eddy Westerveld and Marcel Hertogh on complexity of
projects were the foundation for the course. A range of themes
and projects were reviewed: optimism bias in UK cost-benefit
analysis, the influence of the Swiss electoral system in the
planning of the Gotthard tunnel, the history of
the Oosterweel connection (bridge versus tunnel), complexity
and management theories, working together in alliances and of
course the main findings from NETLIPSE, both overall and across
stakeholders. The participating engineers, consultants and
officials from the Netherlands and Belgium graded the course with
an 8 (out of 10)!