Programmed for pride
This article features a project director at Bechtel (Richland, Washington) discussing how he manages highly complex and potentially dangerous initiatives. In doing so, it overviews the company's current US$12.2 billion program to build a radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy in the state of Washington, USA. It identifies the factors that are integral to the program and reveals how the company handles change with a project that occurs over a long timeline. In addition, the article provides examples of how the company incorporates changes into the program plan.