LCANZ Webinar: ‘MEGAPROJECTS’ – Causing Success in Mega Projects

Join Lean Construction ANZ  for a webinar on ”MEGAPROJECTS’ – Causing Success in Mega Projects


Significant population growth has increased the need for economic and social infrastructure requirements across Australia and New Zealand resulting in an increase in the size and scale of infrastructure projects particularly transport infrastructure. Many of these mega infrastructure projects delivered to date have failed to successfully deliver on their objectives. Academic theory suggests that traditional project management methodologies are not suitable for managing mega infrastructure projects. My PhD research looked at what was happening in practice compared to academic theory and identified 13 key factors that when implemented effectively led to project success. I studied 24 of the 25 mega infrastructure projects that had been awarded in the 22 years from 1996 to 2018. My presentation will provide an overview of my research and the key findings.

Presenters –

Date and time: 

18th November at 5.30pm-6.30pm AEST online

This virtual event will be available via registration at the LCANZ webinar streaming channel.


Presenter Profile

Dr Mike Rollo BE(Civil) MBA(ULdn) PhD(USyd) FAICD FIEAust

Mike has operated at CEO and Executive Manager levels with some of the world’s largest infrastructure development companies.

In 2012 Mike rejoined Leighton Holdings as Chief Risk Officer with specific accountability to oversee the risk management activities across the Leighton Group. During this time Leighton had annual revenues of A$24B, operated in 23 countries with 60,000 employees, had 400 active projects and submitted over 100 tenders each month.

In March 2017 Mike stepped down from his CRO role to pursue a PhD in project management at the University of Sydney which he completed in December 2020. Mike’s research studied the project management of mega infrastructure projects assessing factors that enabled these projects to successfully achieve their objectives. Through testing academic theories against actual practice, he was able to identify 13 specific factors that, when effectively implemented, led to project success. Since completing his PhD, Mike has been presenting his research findings to many audiences around the world.

In March 2021 Mike was appointed as an Honorary Professor to The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at University College, London and as a Research Affiliate to the School of Project Management at the University of Sydney.

Mike is a Director of WatermanBurns Associates Pty Ltd where he continues his research and provides executive coaching and mentoring services to industry leaders

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Nov 18 2021


5:30 pm

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  • Date: Nov 18 2021
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