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Ensuring Project Success - The Fundamental Art of Managing the Interfaces

August 2009

Presenter: Jeff Smith, Deputy for Operations, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Track 8-3

Topics Covered:

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory evolved from the Manhattan Project
  • ORNL is DOE’s largest science and energy laboratory
  • Our scope of activities today has no precedent in ORNL’s history
  • Two DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers
  • World’s leading neutron science capability
  • World’s fastest open science computing capability
  • One of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers
  • Roughly $220M of modernization activities
  • Advancing technology transfer through creation of S&T Park
  • $270M of cleanup activities
  • High concentration of work in a 6 block area
  • The level of activity and complexity is at an all-time high
  • Team approach provides a forum to identify and address interface issues
  • ISM guiding principle: Competence commensurate with responsibilities