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Documents and Publications

CERF Independent Research Assessment of Project Management (pdf) - the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) conducted a project management research study for the (DOE) to identify key components affecting project performance, to evaluate performance factors, measures, and metrics in relation to their correlation with project success, and to make recommendations with regard to improving performance on different types of projects. (7.12.2004)

National Research Council Report - Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department if Energy: 2003 Assessment 

National Research Council Report - Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2002 Assessment    

National Research Council Report - Letter Report (January 17, 2001) (pdf)

National Research Council Report Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy (1999) (Phase II Report)

Assessing the Need for Independent Project Reviews in the Department of Energy (1998) (Phase-I Report)

NAS Report on Risk Management (Final Report) (pdf)

Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy (pdf)

Example Critical Decision Approval Documentation

The documents listed to the right are Critical Decision (CD) approval memorandum templates for Critical Decision 2 (CD-2), Baseline Change Proposal (BCP) and Critical Decision 4 (CD-4). 

The purpose of the templates is to provide Program Offices with the minimal information that approval documents should contain. The format of the templates is not mandatory.