California Department of Transportation

Project Management

Chronology of Project Management in Caltrans

Chronology 1998
Date Description
April 1998 Caltrans received Corporate Membership in the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Caltrans Corporate Strategic Plan issued Managing For Results to integrate Project Management.
May 1998 Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21)   On May 22, 1998, the Congress passed H.R. 2400, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) authorizing highway, highway safety, transit and other surface transportation programs for the next 6 years.
June 1998 Developed analysis tool for Districts to develop support estimates equivalent to Senate Bill 45 categories.
Capital Outlay Support Budget Analysis Tool (COSBAT). 1998 Historical Cost Analysis of Capital Outlay Support.
Historical Cost Analysis of Capital Outlay Support FY 92-97.
Analysis of Capital Outlay Support Costs by consultant, Synergy Consulting, Inc.
July 1998 Developed Corporate Project Management Operation Plan.
1998-99 budget includes $1,172,000 for training of capital project personnel. Project Management Data Warehouse Handbook, Release 2.4
August 1998 Developed Workload Estimating Norms (WEN), with standard deviations for project support budgets.
1998 Historical Analysis of Capital Outlay Support
Caltrans Guide To Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS), Release 3.0
September 1998 Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for Project Management Improvement projects.
Publish the 1998 Capital Projects Business Plan
October 1998 The Project Management Procedures Manual, dated July 1991, is rescinded.
54 project management personnel attend the Project Management Institute (PMI) Seminar in Long Beach , CA in October 1998.
November 1998 Developed work results reporting process and standards and place Quarterly Financial Reports on the web site.
Project Management Directives 98-02 11/01/98
Policy on Corporate Project Management Directives with statewide application or District/Region application.
December 1998 SB45 Quarterly Report implemented
1998 Progress Report Caltrans provided progress report on Peer Review by Robert Bein, William Frost and Associates, CH2M Hill, Psomas and Associates, and Arizona Department of Transportation (Sep96) Initiated a project to develop a plan for the long-term training of all Capital Project personnel (9,400 employees in 1998-99 budget).