Project Control—The Next Generationby Vincent F. Iorii, U.S. Dep of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,
Barbara L. McKinnon, U.S. Dep of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,
Abstract: The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) second largest Major System Acquisition Project. We have developed an integrated planning and control system (called PACS) that we believe represents the 'Next Generation' in project control. PACS integrates technical scope, cost, and schedule information for over 50 participating organizations and produces performance measurement reports for science and engineering managers at all levels. Our 'Next Generation' project control tool, PACS, has been found to be in compliance with the new DOE Project Control System Guidelines. Additionally, the nuclear utility oversight group of the Edison Electric Institute has suggested PACS be used as a model for other civilian radioactive waste management projects. A 'Next Generation' project control tool will be necessary to do science in the 21st century.
Subject Headings: Project management | Control systems | Radioactive wastes | Power plants | Waste disposal | Scheduling | Information management
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