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Regents of the University of Michigan Response to USDOT NOFO 693JJ317NF0001 - ATCMTD

2. Project Plan

The team leadership is committed to on-time delivery of results that meet or exceed U.S. DOT's expectations. The team will employ generally accepted program management practices, such as those contained in the Program Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). UMTRI employs an in-house certified program management professional (PMP) who has developed reliable tools and methods to execute these practices. These were developed and used for the Road Departure Crash Warning (RDCW) Field Operational Test; the Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) Field Operational Test, the SPMD; and continues to be used with the AACVTE. For each of these successful programs, lessons learned were gathered and integrated into the existing tools and methods improve their robustness for the next program. Over the course of this experience, techniques were modified for the research project environment, and these tools can be useful to the partners. The PMP will oversee adherence to PMBOK, resolve issues, and monitor and control the program.

A program management plan will be delivered that includes: definition of scope; development of a work breakdown structure (WBS); and a resulting schedule and budget. Other components of the program management plan include a quality plan as applicable, risk management plan (risk register and risk response plans), and a human resources plan (identification of team members, roles and responsibilities). Earned value analysis techniques will be used and the metrics reported to NHTSA to ensure that technical progress and expenditures are consistent.

2.1. Deliverables and Milestones

Table 1: Deliverables and Milestones below captures all deliverables and milestones for the Ann Arbor Integrated Mobility System.

Table 1: Deliverables and Milestones
Deliverable or Milestone

W = week M = Month

Approximate Due Date Section 508 Compliant? D/M
Kick-Off Meeting – Conduct a kick-off meeting with DOT at a mutually agreed upon location Within 4W after award No D
Monthly Progress Reports – submit progress reports to document activities performed, anticipated activities, and any changes to schedule or anticipated issues. The DOT PPPR template will be used. The Program Management Plan will be updated and submitted with the PPPR. Monthly No D
Bi-weekly program management meetings with U.S. DOT Monthly No M
Report to the Secretary – submit report describing deployment and operational costs compared to benefits/savings and how the project has met the original expectations projected in the deployment plan. Annually, beginning one year after award. Yes D
Earned Value Analysis Report Semi-annually, beginning 6M
after award
No D
Quarterly Briefings – to rotate between Washington, DC and Ann Arbor, MI Quarterly, beginning 6M months after award No D
Program Management Plan 2M after award No D
Data Management Plan 4M after award No D
Infrastructure Site Plan 6M after award No D
Definition of North Campus Deployments 6M after award Yes D
Benefits Analysis of V2P Report 9M after award Yes D
Full Deployment for Pedestrian Detection Infrastructure 12M after award No M
Lessons Learned from Initial North Campus (off Peak) Deployment Q4 Report 12M after award Yes D
Pseudo BSM Pilot deployment and analysis complete 15M after award No M
Transition from Parallel Routes to Full Implementation Report 18M after award Yes D
Transit Signal Prioritization (TSP) Integration Report 19M after award Yes D
Integrating Connected Vehicle Research with Dynamic Shuttle Operation 21M after award Yes D
Dynamic Traffic Control Benefit/Cost Analysis Report 21M after award Yes D
Open Source Code for TSP Project end No D

2.2. Project Schedule

The high-level project schedule is depicted in Figure 6. The master schedule will be delivered with the project management plan and will include detailed tasks associated with deploying AAIMS.

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