Department of Energy

Consolidated NQA-1 Qualified Suppliers List and Strategic Procurements for Nuclear Construction

DOE/NNSA have multiple large nuclear facility construction projects under design (UPF, PDC, CMRR). Each project is developing and maintaining their own lists of vendors that are qualified to supply materials for their projects. There is large potential cost savings through consolidation of these efforts into an enterprise wide solution by development of an NNSA-wide or DOE-wide qualified suppliers list for use by multiple... more »

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Department of Justice

Project Kill Points

Government IT projects (or other project types for that matter) much like private industry, experience resource issues, schedule delays, and failure. The difference between management practices for Government projects vs. private industry is that private industry takes a more proactive approach to projects in trouble. They typically have defined kill points and if the project is not proceeding as planned (hopefully... more »

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Legislative Branch

Create Central federal IT-PMO and Project Portal

Create a central federal government IT Project Management Office (IT-PMO) and Portal focused on sharing (not enforcing) standardized project documentation formats and consolidating project information and reporting. The goal would be to empower federal IT Project Managers with more data for analysis, more knowledge of best practices, and templates to ease the challenge of knowing where to get started, Templates should... more »

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Building FEMA Project Management & Change Capabilities

Build FEMA-wide Project Management and Organizational Change Capabilities through structured techniques found in the Project Management discipline through training, mentoring and guidance, and Building a PM Center of Excellence. Region II is building a PM COE (center of execllence) and I am the lead role. Thee benefits include improved accountability, measurement and reporting, transparency, and organizational buy-in.... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Have the ability to see in real time complete financial status of projects

Managing projects efficiently has been a challenge at NASA White Sands Test Facility, or WSTF because required data was scattered across various databases and often was not current. The problem was solved by interfacing the different databases and consolidating the data in one location, named the Project Lead Task Order Status Report, or PL TOSR. The PL TOSR system generates real-time spending reports and allows project... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Task Order Status Reporting system

This is a really is a big deal for the first time contractor PL's and NASA PM's know where they are financially in real time, no other government agency or center can do this. Most only get reports once a month 15 days after the close of the accounting period. Using this system never again will a Task Order be over budget or behind schedule without anyone knowing it. Can you imagine running your checking account with... more »

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