Underestimating project complexity is widely accepted as one of the major causes of project failure. Based on international benchmarking activities (Merrow, 2010), we know that an average of 40% of projects do not deliver what they promised; for megaprojects in the oil and gas industry this figure is even worse (Ernst&Young, 2014).
Professor, Management of Engineering Projects at Delft University of Technology
Since 2007, Hans Bakker is professor of the chair “Management of Engineering Projects” at Delft University of Technology. He closely collaborates with the companies of the NAP-network (www.napnetwerk.nl) , who are sponsoring this chair. He edited the book “Management of Engineering Project – People are key” (2014), which also illustrates his main focus: in the end it is all about the people involved.