MOCAU —  Project Management   (10-Oct-11   13:30—15:00)
Chair: P. Betinelli-Deck, SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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MOCAULT01 Managing Mayhem 24
  • K.S. White
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  In research institutes, scientists and engineers are often promoted to managerial positions based on their excellence in the technical aspects of their work. Once in the managerial role, they may discover they lack the skills or interest necessary to perform the management functions that enable a healthy, productive organization. This is not really surprising when one considers that scientists and engineers are trained for quantitative analysis while the management arena is dominated by qualitative concepts. Management is generally considered to include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This paper discusses the essential management functions and techniques that can be employed to maximize success in a research and development organization.  
slides icon Slides MOCAULT01 [2.311 MB]  
MOCAULT02 Managing the Development of Plant Subsystems for a Large International Project 27
  • D.P. Gurd
    Private Address, Vancouver, Canada
  ITER is an international collaborative project under development by nations representing over one half of the world's population. Major components will be supplied by "Domestic Agencies" representing the various participating countries. While the supervisory control system, known as "CODAC", will be developed at the project site in the south of France, the EPICS and PLC-based plant control subsystems are to be developed and tested locally, where the subsystems themselves are being built. This is similar to the model used for the development of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), which was a US national collaboration. However the far more complex constraints of an international collaboration, as well as the mandated extensive use of externally contracted and commercially-built subsystems, preclude the use of many specifics of the SNS collaboration approach which may have contributed to its success. Moreover, procedures for final system integration and commissioning at ITER are not yet well defined. This paper will outline the particular issues either inherent in an international collaboration or specific to ITER, and will suggest approaches to mitigate those problems with the goal of assuring a successful and timely integration and commissioning phase.  
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The Challenges of Managing a Big Upgrade  
  • J. Susini, P. Duru, A. Götz
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  After 20 years of building up one of the world's first 3rd generation synchrotron sources the ESRF has embarked on an ambitious Upgrade Program. The Upgrade Program includes a major upgrade of the accelerator complex the RF system and insertion devices, 8 new beamlines and a number of extended beamlines. The ESRF has been reorganised to manage the upgrade. At the same time as the Upgrade Program started the Instrumentation and Services Division (ISDD) has been setup. The ISDD regroups all competences required to build advanced instrumentation needed by the beamlines and accelerators. To manage the Upgrade Program and building the new beamlines the ESRF and the ISDD in particular has decided to introduce project management. This paper will describe what project management techniques have been adopted and the challenges and difficulties encountered while doing so. It will also describe the challenges encountered trying to unify solutions and modernise after 20 years of separate development. The project management and technical solutions adopted will be presented.
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MOCAUIO04 The SESAME Project 31
  • A. Nadji, S. Abu Ghannam, Z. Qazi, I. Saleh
    SESAME, Amman, Jordan
  • P. Betinelli-Deck, L.S. Nadolski
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • J.-F. Gournay
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • M.T. Heron
    Diamond, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • H. Hoorani
    NCP, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • B. Kalantari
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland
  • E. D. Matias, G. Wright
    CLS, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a third generation synchrotron light source under construction near Amman (Jordan), which is expected to begin operation in 2015. SESAME will foster scientific and technological excellence in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, build scientific bridges between neighbouring countries and foster mutual understanding through international cooperation. The members of SESAME are currently Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey. An overview about the progress of the facility and the general plan will be given in this talk. Then I will focus on the control system by explaining how this part is managed: the technical choice, the main deadlines, the local staff, the international virtual control team, and the first results.  
slides icon Slides MOCAUIO04 [8.526 MB]