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Hyperloop debuts an open source approach to megaprojects

Access to new resource related to major projects added to PMWL

23 February 2018 – Dallas, TX, USA and London, UK – Access to an interesting new resource related to major projects has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL).  The resource is titled “Elon Musk’s Hyperloop debuts an open source approach to megaprojects” and is an article published in the UK’s Racanteur on 1 December 2017.

According to the article, Hyperloop isn’t just an experiment in transport technology – it’s an experiment in whether ideas from Silicon Valley and the open source software movement can revolutionise how big, tech-intensive infrastructure can be developed and funded. In effect, Hyperloop became an open source project – like the wildly successful operating system Linux – in which anyone could make a contribution.

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School and author of the book Megaprojects and Risk explains “construction needs disruption. It’s not seen any productivity increases in 50 years, even agriculture’s done better.

To read this fascinating article, go to the major projects section of the PMWL at  Scroll down and click on “Resources for Planning/Managing major Projects/Programmes”.  Must be registered and logged in Free Trial, Professional or Scholar member to access.