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					                   EFCOG PMWG Winter Meeting January 2009
PMWG White Paper Project Management in R&D - Status
• Initial Meeting to benchmark with PMI and NASA 3/17/08
   - Valerie Carter (PMI)                      - Mark Sueksdorf (LLNL)
   - Ed Hoffman (NASA)                         - Bob Miklos (INL)
   - Ben Bruneau (NASA)                        - Lisa Harvego (INL)
• Working session hosted at NTS (NSTec) 12/12/08
   -   Mark Sueksdorf (LLNL)                   -   Bob McKay (NSTec)
   -   Tom Andrews (NSTec)                     -   Bob Miklos (INL)
   -   Steve Goldstein (NSTec)                 -   Doug Parker (INL)
   -   Lisa Harvego (INL)                      -   Doug Sankey (PMtec)

• Strawman Draft Developed “Agile Project Management in R&D”
   - Background / Drivers:
   - Congress, OMB, public have a results oriented view . Trend not expected to reverse
   - Current PM requirements and guidance are heavy “brick-and-mortar” flavor
   - Other government agencies and private sector face similar challenges with R&D
   - Tailored appropriately, project management principles, practices, and tools are
     complementary to DOE R&D objectives
   - Emerging trend of “projectizing” R&D included in some Prime Contracts and
     implemented as Best Practices
   - Recognizes need and justification for identifying and communicating Best Practices
     in Project Management/EVMS applications to broaden DOE R&D community              1
              EFCOG PMWG Winter Meeting January 2009

                             Objectives
• Develop clear value proposition in the use of Project Management in
  delivery of R&D projects
• Expand on previous papers regarding application of Project
  Management to R&D projects across sectors
• Answer GAO finding, pointing to the need for a more structured
  approach to managing R&D projects
• Provide Best Practices in tailoring processes and tools to R&D
• Provide tools/templates for R&D practitioners – Principal
  Investigators, Scientists, etc.




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                        EFCOG PMWG Winter Meeting January 2009
                                              Path Forward
• PMWG to consider establishing a subgroup to focus on R&D Project
  Management / Principal Investigator community.
• Identify and advance Best Practices in Project Management tailored for
  DOE/Contractor R&D community
• Expand benchmarks and participation to include broader cross-section,
  including participation of contractors under the DOE SC and EM
• Complete White Paper by end of FY2009

                                                                                            EFCOG            Issue
                       Strawman Draft                                     90% Draft     Executive Review   White Paper
                                                       60% Draft


             Q1                          Q2                          Q3                       Q4


  10/01/08                 12/31/08                     03/031/9           06/30/09                        09/30/09

                  White Paper                  Expanded Benchmarks              PMWG Summer
                  Development                                                     Meeting
                    Meeting
                      NTS               PMWG Winter
                                                                                R&D Subgroup
                    12/12/08              Meeting
                                                                               Present Final Draft
                                         1/27-28/09

                                          Establish
                                        R&D Subgroup

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