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excellence in 2017.
the team recruited talent with a strong project management background—and
trained others on the practices outlined in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
By closing nearly six months early and delivering additional scope, NSLS-II
has had a lasting impact on future DOE projects. The organization’s project
management center and the tools and processes it used are delivering valuable
lessons learned to other projects. Because of NSLS-II’s successful outcome, “we
regularly spend time reviewing the work of other projects and helping them get
started, not only throughout the Department of Energy, but also around the
world,” Ms. Hatton says.
Thanks to its close collaboration with the facility’s end users and its planning for future needs years in advance, the project team delivered a facility that
exceeded expectations. DOE believes the NSLS-II will drive innovation for the
next 30 years.
“One of our missions is to study the basic science that will deliver the next genera-
tion of energy for the world and for the nation,” Mr. Crescenzo says. “But every kind
of scientist that you can imagine will sometime, someday use this facility.”
DOE expects researchers from around the world to transform scientific research
across disciplines and produce discoveries that will benefit everyone. For instance,
breakthroughs in biology could help pharmaceutical companies design drugs to
treat viral outbreaks. Research on superconducting materials could lead to zero-loss
energy transfer. And computer scientists will have the information they need to
develop more advanced computing devices, says Dr. Dierker.
“This project gives researchers worldwide an incubator for the development of
knowledge in the science and technology that address the most pressing problems
facing humanity today,” Dr. Johnson says. “The accomplishments of the people who
will use it for decades to come will certainly change and astonish the world.” PM
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Brookhaven Laboratory scientists tested a
NSLS-II beamline in October 2014.