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Lessons Learned

The Department of Energy utilizes project management lessons learned (PMLL) in the execution of DOE capital asset projects to improve current and future projects. Integrated Project Team’s (IPTs), both from the Contractor and Federal staff, submit the PMLLs during the execution of capital asset projects. These first-hand accounts address the challenges they encountered and the solutions they devised to achieve improvement.

Per DOE O 413.3B, PMLL reports must be submitted to the Project Management Support Office (PMSO) and the Office of Acquisition and Project Management (OAPM) at two points:

  • Within 90 days of Critical Decision (CD-3) approval-- Lessons learned regarding up-front planning and design.
  • Within 90 days of Critical Decision (CD-4) approval-- Lessons learned from project execution and facility start-up

All PMLLs submitted to OAPM are filed in PARS II under their respective projects.  Select PMLLs are also available on this page.

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