Managing A Migration Project Neil Phinney EMS Users

Managing A Migration Project Neil Phinney EMS Users

Managing A Migration Project Neil Phinney EMS Users Group June 7, 1999 First First Rule

Rule of of Project Project Management Management Choose from the following Low Cost Fast Delivery Quality System But you cant have all

three ! Generation & Transmission Cooperative 10 members Serving >650,000 Customers Facilities in 45 Counties Winter Peaking 1999 Peak Demand >

3,100 MW 350+ miles of Legacy EMS Hardware

Gould \ SEL \ Encore CPUs Delivered in 1986 2 - 300 MB Disks Aydin Display Generators 108 RTUs Mosaic Mapboard Legacy EMS

Applications Data Exchange Load Estimation Demand Side Management Forecasting Interchange Scheduling EMS Support Staff

Small Staff - 6 people 2- Analysts 1 - Engineer 3- Technicians No Formal Project Team No Additional Staff

Replacement Approaches Fork Lift Phased Migration Bid Process RFI - FALL 1996

Bids Mailed - 4/15/98 6 vendors 5 Bids Received 3 Evaluated Bid Awarded - 9/10/98 First Project Meeting 10/2/98 SECIs Decision Reasons For Selection Applications delivered as required

No project team Gain experience Cash flow spread Logical contract terminated Overall project cost less Project Implementation Plan Stage 1 Real Time Data

Interface Gateway LAN IUDL Duplicate data base Project Implementation Plan Stage 2 Transaction

Evaluation Standalone UC/TE Project Implementation Plan Stage 3 Scheduling & Accounting

ITS Historian Control Criteria Project Implementation Plan Stage 4 System Stage Integrated Interfaced

Project Implementation Plan Stage 5 AGC and SCADA Listening & Parallel DSM Load Estimation

Load Forecasting Project Implementation Plan Stage 6 Mapboard 3 X 2 Video Board

Project Implementation Plan Stage 7 System Acceptance RTU Cut Over System Testing

Status of Project Stage 1 - Real Time Interface Stage 2 - Transaction Evaluation Stage 3 - Scheduling & Lessons Learned Scope of Work Managing

Expectations Project Coordination Maintaining Schedule Lessons Learned Testing Legacy Work Project Control Training

Overall Conclusion Overall Pleased Migration Complex Advantages Outweigh Reservations The Money Theorem Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power

Postulate Time is Money Power =2: Work / Time Knowledge = Work /Money Money = Work / Knowledge Then Less You Know The More

You Earn

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