Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy has been at the center of many of the greatest achievements in science and engineering in this century. DOE spends billions of dollars funding projects - and plans to keep on spending at this rate. But, documentation shows that DOE's construction and environmental remediation projects take much longer and cost 50% more than comparable projects undertaken by other federal agencies, calling into question DOE's procedures and project management. What are the root causes for these problems?

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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, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Department of Energy Projects; 4 2 Project Management; 5 3 Use of Project Reviews to Improve Execution; 6 4 Acquisition and Contracting; 7 5 Organizing for Excellence in Project Management; 8 Appendix A Evidence of Problems With DOE Project Performance; 9 Appendix B Communication of Project Costs and Durations; 10 Appendix C Characteristics of Successful Megaprojects or Systems Acquisitions; 11 Appendix D Biographies of Committee Members; 12 Appendix E Committee Meetings and Activities; 13 Glossary; 14 Acronyms

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780309066266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 150
  • ID: 9780309066266
  • ISBN10: 0309066263

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