Project Management, APS 1001H
University of Toronto
Table of Contents
Executive Summary iii Introduction, Background on the Rocky Flats Site Cleanup 1 Project Management Lessons Learned 3 Time, Cost and Performance Management 3 Risk Management & Planning 5 Quality Management 8 Knowledge Management 9 Communications Management 10 Human Resources Management 11 Regulation Management 13 Conclusions 14 Bibliography 15
The purpose of this report is to give the readers an overview about the Rocky Flats Cleanup Project which was completed in 2005 by Kaiser-Hill LLC (K-H).
The Rocky Flats site was a United States governmental facility that produced nuclear weapons and weapons material; it operated for over thirty seven years. During its production life, accidents exposed significant amounts of radioactive material and permanently contaminated of buildings, grounds and ponds. The contamination issues were among the primary causes that led to closure of the facility in 1989 by the government authorities. A large amount of money was allocated for the cleanup project. K-H was selected as the contractor responsible for the execution of the project; they successfully were able to meet and exceed the expectations both in time and cost reduction. This Cleanup project received the “PMI 2006 Project-of-The-Year-Award” for its success in preparing a very detailed and well designed plan as well as for applying it very cautiously in different stages of the project. (Hunsberger, 2007)
The lessons mentioned here should be used for future cleanup projects since the effort has been made to provide general lessons easily applied to different industries. The lessons are divided into seven different categories which are: “Time, Cost and Performance Management” which address issues regarding the triple objectives of the project, “Risk
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