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?
Table of Contents
|1 Department of Energy Projects||10-22|
|2 Project Management||23-49|
|3 Use of Project Reviews to Improve Execution||50-56|
|4 Acquisition and Contracting||57-70|
|5 Organizing for Excellence in Project Management||71-80|
|Appendix A Evidence of Problems With DOE Project Performance||81-96|
|Appendix B Communication of Project Costs and Durations||97-105|
|Appendix C Characteristics of Successful Megaprojects or Systems Acquisitions||106-114|
|Appendix D Biographies of Committee Members||115-120|
|Appendix E Committee Meetings and Activities||121-129|
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