2018 DOE Project Management Workshop

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The Office of Project Management held the 2018 Project Management Workshop on March 13-14, 2018 in Arlington, VA, with an optional Project Controls session on March 15, 2018. The event continued the tradition of providing opportunities to discuss projects and major challenges with senior leadership, review best practices, share lessons learned, and recognize excellence.

Tuesday, March 13 -- Project Management Session

Steve Winberg, Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy)

Opening Remarks*

John Vonglis, Chief Financial Officer

View from the Chief Financial Officer*

Lisa Nicholson, Federal Project Director, SPR-LE2 Project

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)

Dr. Edward Jaselskis, Distinguished Professor, N.C. State

Critical Success Factors & Forecasting Project Performance

Frank A. (Andy) Prince, Manager of the Engineering Cost Office, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Managing Cost Uncertainty and Joint Confidence Level**

Anirban Basu, Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group

2018 Marketplace Trends - Brown Sugar: Deriving Satisfaction through Data Analysis

Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science

Under Secretary's Perspective*

Dr. Edd Gibson, Professor, Arizona State University, and Matthew "Zac" West, Office of Project Management

Front End Project Planning and FEED-MATRS tool

Norb Doyle, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management, Environmental Management

EM Projects Perspective

Stephen Meador, Director, Office of Project Assessments, Science

SC Projects Perspective

Robert Raines, Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management, NNSA

NNSA Projects Perspective*

Wednesday, March 14 -- Project Management Session

Dr. Keith Molenaar, Associate Dean, University of Colorado

The Psychological Barriers to Recognizing Risk

Tom Pollog, Nuclear Team Lead, Technical and Project Management Division, Loan Programs Office and Markus Popa, Loan Programs Office, Sr. Engineer/COR Nuclear Projects

Vogtle - Lessons Learned & Future of Nuclear Power**

COL John Lloyd, Commander, Pittsburgh District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Puerto Rico Contingency Operations

Jim Ruddell, Vice President, WSP

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement Project

Marianne Jennings, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University


Michael O'Byrne, Business Program Manager and Scott McNeill, Technology Program Manager - Bechtel Big Data & Analytics Center

Using Big-Data in Project Management and Project Controls

Dale Christenson, Uranium Processing Facility, Federal Project Director

Uranium Processing Facility Project Update

Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy

Secretary's Awards Presentations*

Federal Project Director of the Year

Federal Project Director Perspective

Thursday, March 15 -- Project Controls Session

Derek Lehman, WRPS - EFCOG

Developing an Effective Integrated Master Schedule

Dave Kester, Office of Project Management

EVMS Recurring Themes

Sandi Tracy (CNS), EVMS Compliance Director Lisa Cazalet (LANS), EVM Program Manager

Self Governance Panel - Contractor Perspective:

Lisa Cazalet

Sandi Tracy

Matthew "Zac" West, PARS Team Lead, Office of Project Management DOE HQ

PARS Update

* Slides not available

** Slides will be posted soon


For questions, please email PMworkshop@hq.doe.gov.