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Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download. The 105th Congressional Committee of Conference on Energy and Water Development directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake a review and assessment of its overall management structure and processes for identifying, managing, designing and constructing facilities (House Report 105-271).

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

The language directed that this review be done by an impartial, independent organization with expertise in the evaluation of government management and administrative functions. Consequently, DOE requested that the National Research Council (NRC) conduct a study to review the policies, procedures, and practices used by DOE to identify, plan, design, and manage its portfolio of projects. The goal of the study was to develop recommendations to improve DOE’s oversight and management of projects.

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

A committee formed under the auspices of the NRC’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment was chartered to review and assess the procurement and management of DOE’s major construction projects, as well as its environmental restoration and waste management projects. The Committee to Assess the Policies and Practices of the Department of Energy to Design, Manage, and Procure Environmental Restoration, Waste Management, and Other Construction Projects comprised 13 experts with backgrounds in project management, contracting, budgeting and estimating costs; environmental remediation and waste management; civil, environmental, and nuclear engineering; government management and administration; and systems and performance analysis.

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

The committee had extensive collective experience with DOE policies, procedures, and practices for identifying project requirements, developing scopes of work, executing and managing design, preparing cost estimates and schedules,selecting contract types, and executing and managing environmental restoration, waste management, and construction projects. The committee as a whole met four times over a six-month period, and a subgroup convened for one writing session. The committee also visited various DOE field and operating offices, laboratories, and construction sites and met with representatives from many program and operating offices in Washington, D.C. Invitations were extended to DOE’s senior-level management, program managers, and project managers, as well as contractors and various stakeholders with an interest in DOE’s projects.

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

The committee thus was given presentations by representatives of the diverse elements involved with projects and project management.
Despite the daunting task of reviewing and assessing DOE’s policies and practices to design, manage, and procure environmental restoration, waste management, and other construction projects in just six months, the committee was able to reach a clear consensus on the findings and recommendations.

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank DOE headquarters, field offices, sites, and laboratory staffs, as well as the contractors and the many other individuals who provided information for this study for their time, patience, and openness in discussing these complex issues. The committee found many knowledgeable, informed, concerned, thoughtful, and, unfortunately, frustrated people
in DOE and among its contractors; many of their ideas and suggestions are reflected in the findings and recommendations of the committee.

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy by NRC pdf free download

Many aspects of DOE’s development, delivery, and management of projects could be improved significantly. Congress has expressed its interest in improving the process by requesting this study, and many DOE employees and contractors expressed a similar interest during the course of this study. The committee found no single reason why DOE projects often fail to meet their anticipated costs and schedules. Rather, the committee found that many factors, sometimes called the DOE culture, contribute to the high failure rate. The issues are not insurmountable however; other federal agencies and private-sector organizations do successfully deliver capital facilities, as well as environmental remediation and wastes management services, in similarly complex settings.

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