Roadmapping: A Management Toolby Larry Blalock, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,
Audrey McAllister, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,
Patrick Noblett, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993
Roadmapping is a process used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) to illustrate issue-based planning activities necessary for achieving final waste disposal, completing site remediation, and bringing waste operations into compliance with applicable regulations. Roadmaps are developed by following a systematic planning process that focuses on issues identification, root-cause analysis, and issue resolution. Initially, roadmaps were developed at the installation level to provide the site and headquarters with a common planning tool. In 1992, 36 sites participated in the roadmap process. Review of these roadmaps has highlighted areas that need improvement. The Director of Planning, EM-14, transmitted a memo to the sites highlighting areas for improvement. One of these areas was incorporation of transportation activities. DOE's Transportation Management Division (TMD) issued a Headquarters (HQ) Transportation Roadmap in September 1992. This document was the first Headquarters Programmatic Roadmap to be developed. The Headquarters Transportation Roadmap is a 'living' document, which will be updated annually to reflect changes in the organization, and factors influencing TMD's program. The goals in developing the HQ Transportation Roadmap included: providing an avenue to raise transportation issues; a baseline for TMD planning; assisting site transportation personnel to become involved with the EM Roadmap Process; and integrating transportation planning across program lines.
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