EXPERIENCE

Our in-depth experience across multiple industries gives us a unique understanding and knowledge of the “best practices” required throughout all phases of our client’s projects. We work with you to provide a customized solution that aligns our expert knowledge with your strategic objectives. Our people become a seamless extension of your workforce, performing superior services at competitive rates. You’ll find that we do the job right the first time, saving you time and money. Click on the links to the left to learn more about Capstone’s extensive portfolio of experience

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

los alamosDeveloped and continue to support a reporting system for Los Alamos National Laboratory (Environmental Management group - ENV/ECR) which integrates data from different systems to provide project management reports. The system, called EMRS, integrates Primavera schedules, FMIS (an accounting/financial management system), and Access data to produce monthly reports and charts detailing project schedule and cost progress. It also features automated data exports and reports from the Primavera schedules.

Capstone was engaged in 2003 to develop supply chain business process workflow models for Supply Chain Management at LANL. The process involved interviewing business process experts to ascertain workflows and requirements drivers.

Capstone was engaged in 2000 in supporting the Pit Manufacturing and Certification Plan. Topics included programmatic interfaces, supporting resource requirements, and needed construction and modifications to facilities.

Lockheed Martin, Boulder, Colorado

sbirsLockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company, was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin, employs approximately 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Capstone is currently contracting with Lockheed Martin to provide various scheduling services and support for the Spaced Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) program. Spaced Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) High is a developmental program that was designed to replace the space and ground segments of the US satellite Early Warning System, known as the Defense Support Program (DSP). Capstone provides scheduling and support services which include: maintaining weekly schedules, working with the client to model and implement all baseline and forecast changes, developing tools to run weekly schedule "health checks" metrics as well as automating current manual processes and enforcing continued adherence to scheduling "best practices".

Washington Group International/Dept. of Energy - Savannah River Site

Supporting the Department of Energy's (DOE) program to dispose of excess nuclear materials, the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF) at Savannah River is being designed and constructed to disassemble the weapon "pits" and convert the nuclear material to an oxide form for fabrication into reactor fuel. Washington Group International is responsible for the engineering and design of this facility.

Capstone has been providing project scheduling services for the engineering, design, construction and startup phases of the PDCF utilizing Primavera scheduling software. Additional support also includes database design and implementation for tracking schedule variance analysis data and change control configuration management data. This implementation is done using advanced Microsoft Access Modules with VBA.

Bechtel - Nevada, Nevada Test Site, Las Vegas, Nevada

Capstone is currently engaged the Nevada Test Site to perform project controls support by developing Integrated Project Baseline Schedules for Bechtel Nevada's Homeland Security Technologies Program. The Homeland Securities Technologies Program supports the Department of Homeland Security Directorates of Science and Technology and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office in their ongoing efforts to develop State of the Art technology for the detection of Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear devices that pose a threat to the US. Duties include Programmatic strategic planning, risk analysis and development of appropriate mitigation strategies, cost estimate and schedule development, project risk analysis, development of Project Control and Execution Plans, project performance and earned value analysis, and weekly and monthly reports to internal BN organizations and external clients (DOE, DHS) regarding funding status and forecasts at completion.

Current projects include:

  • The Test and Evaluation of Radiological and Nuclear Detection Devices - This is a series of tests sponsored by the department of Homeland Securities Domestic Nuclear detection Office which will develop the next generation of devices used for the detection of nuclear materials that may be smuggled across the US borders as part of the regular "Stream of Commerce". Capstone personnel provide planning, scheduling, estimating, analysis, and project management support to this project.
  • The Test and Evaluation Radiation and Nuclear Facility Base operations - This project is the basic operating and maintenance (O&M) of this test facility. Capstone personnel provide planning, scheduling, cost controls and integration of technical and management support services to this project.

CH2M WG Idaho, LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Provided inventory management and supply chain support, including:

  • Direct vs. indirect charge employees with cost determinations
  • Inventory management practices, including accounting methods
  • Charge back costing to recover warehouse operations and inventory management costs
  • WBS input and cost accounting structures

Kaiser-Hill/Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Golden, Colorado

Capstone provided a number of project management services to Kaiser-Hill, the Integrating Management Contractor at the Department of Energy's Rocky Flats Technology Site (RFETS) since 1995, assisting in the day to day management and development of the project controls system. Capstone developed schedules to support Kaiser-Hill's initial strategic plan to support entire site closure. Scope also included collection and management of monthly status updates for projects, including collecting remaining duration, percent complete and actual start and finish dates. Capstone was responsible for updating the "working schedule" on a regular basis to reflect corrective action plans. Capstone performed monthly cost/schedule reporting and maintained the project baseline through Baseline Change Control Procedures and utilized Primavera Project Planner to forecast receipt of waste from waste generators.

Capstone also developed the web-based elements of a project controls system, which has been used at the site until shut-down. The web-based functionality included: project milestone status updates; accounting data uploads; project performance reports; and cost reports. Capstone satisfied the client's requirement that the web-based forms and reports have the equivalent or better functionality as the client's existing client/server system. In addition, the web-based reports had a new, hierarchical drill-down capability.

CH2M Hill - Hanford Group, Hanford Site, Department of Energy, Richland, Washington

Capstone was engaged as a subcontractor for CH2MHill to provide various scheduling and project controls services for the Hanford Site Tank Farm for 3 years. Responsibilities included establishing schedule and cost baselines, gap analysis, earned value modeling and implementing templates and procedures.

Capstone's most recent engagement (2005) with the Hanford Site involved scheduling and project controls services, which included resource loading field schedules utilizing P3e and other software, critical path analysis, reporting schedule status through interface with various departments and general schedule status reporting and oversight.

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