The role of the OPSS is to support Fermilab’s large scientific and facility projects. Optimizing and maintaining our project management systems is challenging, but the science that our projects yield makes it worthwhile.

Completing our projects on schedule and on budget requires careful planning and disciplined execution, especially since they typically involve technologies or approaches that have never been used. Effective and efficient project management requires the right people, processes, and tools to be in place.



OPSS staff includes experts in EVMS, project controls, risk management, project management software development, review preparation and organization, and project management processes. We are here to help projects in any way we can.

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As owners of the FRA Certified Earned Value Management System (EVMS), OPSS ensures that we remain in compliance with FRA and DOE EVMS requirements. We also develop and maintain processes for project management, risk management, and project ESH&Q in conjunction with subject matter experts from other lab organizations.

Learn more about OPSS processes.

Happy 10th anniversary to FRA EVMS!


OPSS are the primary users of the official project cost, schedule, and risk management tools for the lab’s large scientific and facility projects. We provide training and access to these tools in conjunction with the Core Computing Division.

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