AGDC retained Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) to assess the status of the ASAP project and to assist in developing this project plan. IPA is internationally known for its stage-gated project delivery approach, which is the industry standard for megaprojects such as the ASAP Project. IPA conducts statistical analysis of projects from a database compiled of over 1,500 megaprojects conducted in the oil, chemicals, consumer products, and other capital-intensive industries.
IPA’s evaluation of the project is contained in a report prepared for AGDC entitled An Early Pacesetter Evaluation of the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline Project. AGDC used this document as the basis for the ASAP project plan.