In this webinar, Neeraj Nandurdikar, Director of the Exploration and Production Group at Independent Projects Analysis (IPA), will share his perspectives on the challenges of managing complex projects. As projects become more complex, the project manager role shifts from that of a manager to that of a leader. The skill sets and personality traits of managers and leaders are different, and we believe this mismatch of requirements contributes substantially to the poor track record of complex projects, particularly in the E&P sector. These projects are complex for a number of reasons, including the presence of non-operating partners. Most operators view non-operating partners as a “nuisance” and non-op representatives on projects often aren’t the best fit. We believe this approach is terribly short-sighted and risks missing a major opportunity to shape the success of complex projects.