8 August 2016 Project management and control of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
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We provide a brief update on the construction status of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, a $344M, 10-year construction project to design and build the world's largest solar physics observatory. We review the science drivers along with the challenges in meeting the evolving scientific needs over the course of the construction period without jeopardizing the systems engineering and management realization. We review the tools, processes and performance measures in use in guiding the development as well as the risks and challenges as the project transitions through various developmental phases. We elaborate on environmental and cultural compliance obligations in building in Hawai'i. We discuss the broad "lessons learned". Finally, we discuss the project in the context of the evolving management oversight within the US (in particular under the NSF).
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Joseph P. McMullin, William McVeigh, Mark Warner, Thomas R. Rimmele, Simon C. Craig, Andrew Ferayorni, Bret D. Goodrich, Robert P. Hubbard, Rex Hunter, Paul Jeffers, Erik Johansson, Heather Marshall, William R. McBride, LeEllen Phelps, Steve Shimko, Alexandra Tritschler, Timothy R. Williams, Friedrich Wöger, "Project management and control of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99110K (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235225; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235225

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