Department of the Navy

Client Needs

In working to reduce its energy consumption, the Department of the Navy (DoN) Shore made significant investments in energy saving technology for buildings and utilities as well as smart/micro-grid technology. The Naval District Washington (NDW) incorporated its investments as a Smart Grid Pilot project and sought support for program management office (PMO) support and to conduct business process re-engineering (BPR).

Our Approach

LinkVisum staff supported NDW in standing up the Smart Grid PMO and managing its associated projects, including defining the charter and governance structure and developing project templates for reporting and measurement. Our staff facilitated meetings between project teams and NDW leadership and provided strategic support for NDW leaders with developing presentation content, collecting information, conducting economic analyses on the projected impact of implemented technology projects, and benchmarking organizations implementing smart/micro-grid and renewable technologies. For improving processes and integrating operations, LinkVisum developed an outreach and communication plan to engage stakeholders at the six NDW installations, developed and implemented a data collection plan, conducted and facilitated interviews with Public Safety and Public Works points of contact, documented the as-is processes, and validated the resulting process maps. Our staff conducted benchmarking; analyzed costs, benefits, risks, and operational impacts of multiple alternatives; developed to-be processes; and analyzed the gaps between the as-is and to-be processes.

Results

  • Implementation of the Smart Grid PMO and support of oversight and monitoring, critical path scheduling, scope management, quality assurance and control, risk management, performance assessment and tracking, and earned value management
  • Identification of capabilities to meet federal, DOD, and Navy energy goals and mandates and quantification of benefits, including payback periods, return on investment, and benefit cost ratios
  • Implementation of integrated operations, including developing business case analysis, the concept of operations (CONOPS), a roadmap, an implementation plan, a risk and obstacle mitigation plan, standard operating procedures (SOPs), business rules, position descriptions, and data tools.

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