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Main Title Project Management in a Federal Research and Development Laboratory: An Application of the Elusive Budgeted Cost of Work Performed.
Author Oldham, C. B. ; Cook, J. E. ; Ripberger, C. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/278;
Stock Number PB87-167276
Additional Subjects Research management ; Project management ; Federal budgets ; Contracts ; Estimating ; Evaluation ; Cost control ; Mathematical models ; Concepts ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-167276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
The paper discusses a real-life application of concepts often referred to in project management articles, particularly the Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP). The project management system (PMS) described was patterned after that developed by the Department of Defense and adapted to the needs of the Federal research and development setting in which it was used. It spans 8 years of use, during which several stages of implementation led to successful functioning. This PMS requires contractors to prepare a Work Plan (WP), including establishing a performance baseline--the Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS); and a monthly cost/schedule status report, providing the BCWP and the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP). Using these key concepts, the contractor calculates cost and schedule variances upon which the project officer bases decisions on additional funding, deletions of portions of work, and the like.