Statement of Task
In response to a congressional directive, House Report 106-253, this effort will review and comment on DOE’s recent efforts to improve its project management, including (1) specific changes implemented by the department to achieve improvement (e.g., organization, practices, training), (2) an assessment of the progress made in achieving improvement, and (3) the likelihood that improvement will be permanent. This activity is the third in a series requested by Congress regarding the delivery and management of DOE projects. The language of the congressional directive requires the NRC to produce semiannual assessment progress reports.
This project was initially planned as a 3-year assessment from July 2000 through September 2003. The committee was extended at the sponsor’s request to provide additional information and more detailed guidance for implementing recommendations on improving project risk management and benchmarking. The committee’s supplemental report on the owner’s role in project risk management was published in January 2005. This report on performance measures and benchmarking completes the committee’s tasks.