The Atacama Large Millimeter Array is an international astronomy facility that will be a single instrument composed of 64 high-precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plain of the Chilean Andes in the District of San Pedro de Atacama, 16,500 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level. ALMA’s primary function will be to observe and image with unprecedented clarity the enigmatic cold regions of the Universe, which are optically dark, yet shine brightly in the millimeter portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The board of directors required a complete review of current practices and tools with the aim of implementing an Earned Value Management approach and corresponding Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
Triad was engaged to lead the effort to design an EVMS based project management control system which includes the assessment of current practices and tools, requirements definition, systems design, software evaluation and the development of the projects master schedule.
The EVMS systems review and design was completed on-time and on-budget. Following the design approval, Triad was retained to implement the system, and to create the schedule, performance baselines and reporting systems.