13 July 2018 Square Kilometer Array project status report
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This paper will describe the progress of the SKA-1 Telescope during the period from Preliminary Design Review to Critical Design Review. In addition to this, it will provide information on the management of the project with respect to managing cost and scope whilst working within a fixed cost cap. The paper will consider the balance between the technical choices made with the risk of delivering a large, distributed observatory across several continents. In addition, it will consider the challenges of carrying this out whilst developing the organisation towards an Inter-Governmental Organisation. It will consider, briefly, the key management tools used and the lessons learned.
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Alistair M. McPherson, Joe McMullin, Tim Stevenson, Peter Dewdney, Andrea Casson, Luca Stringhetti, Miles Deegan, Peter Hekman, Martin Austin, Mark Harman, Phillip Gibbs, Andre Van Es, Maria-Grazia Labate, Gerhard Swart, Marco Ciaizzo, Daniel Hayden, and Wallace Turner "Square Kilometer Array project status report", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107000Y (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312438; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312438

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