See Michael Ellegood’s MQIA Chapter 8.8: Five steps to avoid project surprises.
See also his paper on this website: MQIA Now: References – 2018 Edition.
Michael has over 50 years of experience in civil engineering, including significant experience in design and management of multi-million dollar public works projects. He has held senior management positions with leading consulting engineering firms and public sector agencies.
As the recently retired Director of Public Works for Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona, Mike was directly responsible for the Transportation, the Flood Control and Solid Waste departments and had oversight of all capital improvements accomplished by the County including a multi-billion dollar jail expansion program. One of the fastest growing counties in the nation, the Transportation Department routinely delivered over a hundred million dollars of public infrastructure annually. Mike successfully introduced performance standards into the project delivery system, resulting in the consistent delivery of the CIP with a construction cost growth rate of less than 5%.
Mike leads PSMJ’s Project Delivery Excellence for Public Agencies and his passion lies with improving public-sector project delivery, especially in the field of infrastructure. He lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area.