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Project Management

Chronology of Project Management in Caltrans

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Chronology from 1990 - 1991
Date Description
January 1990 Project Management training contract approved with Fluor Daniels.
May 1990 Adoption of a 19-point Statewide Project Management Implementation Plan:
  1. Implementation Plan Approved
  2. Implementation Plan Communicated To Staff
  3. District Organizational Changes Made
  4. Project Managers Designated
  5. Project Inventory Prepared
  6. Projects Assigned To A Project Manager
  7. Project Control Unit Staffed
  8. Computer Hardware And Software Procured
  9. Project Management Leadership Training Held
  10. Project Planning And Control Training Held
  11. Software Training Held
  12. Project Management Procedures Manual Prepared
  13. Project Work Plans Prepared
  14. Critical Path Method Project Schedules Prepared
  15. Project And District Staffing Requirements Analyzed
  16. Scope Change And Cost Control Procedures Initiated
  17. Project Earned Value Analysis Performed
  18. Project Progress Reporting System Instituted
  19. Overall District Delivery Plan Progress Report
June 1990 A Feasibility Study Report (FSR) for the Department's Project Management Database System (PMDBS) was approved. Headquarters Project Management Branch approved and staffed
September 1990 California Transportation Commission Resolution G-90-21 Five Point Strategy For Program Delivery Reform Project Delivery Quarterly Meetings and Annual Evaluations procedures established. Statewide delivery issues summarized.
1990-1991 Personal Computer (PC) hardware and software upgrades completed with inventory. District Project Management evaluations/procedures/policy implemented. Caltrans takeover of Project Management consultant duties evaluations.
1991-1992 Teleconferencing demonstration and proposal for project delivery meetings. Provided statewide use of generic scheduling techniques
1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). The availability of federal gasoline tax revenues and other highway related user tax revenues to support a broader range of transportation related uses. State and Local governments have more flexibility in transportation funding, such as transit, rail modernization, metropolitan transportation planning, operations, and research and technology designed for the 21st century. 22 positions allocated statewide for Project Management.
Engineering News Record report cites 44% cost of engineering on Caltrans projects.
February 1991 Produce Quarterly Delivery Reports and charts on delivery schedules.
Developed Statewide Commitment Report 30/60/90
March 1991 Project Scope, Cost, and Schedule Management Procedures issued by Deputy Directors R..P. Weaver and Martin Kiff.
April 1991 Statewide Project Management Questionnaire by the Project Management Office.
June 1991 Statewide Peer Review Questionnaire by Caltrans and Consultant. (Bechtel)
Project Engineer Academy presentation on Project Management.
July 1991 Project Management Procedures Manual developed and distributed
September 1991 Initiated Division Newsletter articles
November 1991 Caltrans "Stimulates The Economy" $500 Million in expedited projects proposed.
December 1991 First Project Management Academy conducted and academy training manual prepared. Additional academies held over next 3 years.