Skip to main content

Capital Project Planning, Budgeting and Management – Are Utilities Unique?

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

When the Columbus Department of Public Utilities (Columbus DPU) organized a capital program to improve wet weather performance of their collection system, they realized an information system was needed to help manage the program. An interim Program Management Information System (iPMIS) was developed, with capabilities for capturing, organizing and reporting program documents and data.

Early experience with the iPMIS generated wide interest within DPU. With improved information management, the program management team was able to fast-track multiple design phase projects simultaneously, and critical information became much more accessible. DPU began imagining how the system could benefit capital project planning and execution department-wide, and how DPU could potentially spearhead a city-wide initiative.

DPU turned to information technology specialists in Red Oak Consulting to conduct an evaluation of the iPMIS and commercial software solutions offered for project management, and develop a roadmap for successful implementation. This paper presents the results of the capital project information system evaluation conducted for DPU and critical success factors identified for implementation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864708788805549

Publication date: 2008-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more